In every family, there are pros and cons to child-bearing, no matter how big or small your family is. I've always believed that the only consideration should be love: Are you willing to unselfishly love a new addition? If you are, then everything else can be problem-solved.
My favorite thing about the game was playing as a team with my kids to complete certain objectives. This means everyone is involved all of the time, instead of always waiting for a turn.
DIY projects are healthy, creative exercises for your children which will teach them to cherish work more than the thing itself.
The youngest seems to spend half his free time sneaking ornaments onto the tree, and the other half taking them off again.
The trials of motherhood have taught me patience, problem solving skills, relationship skills, the power of creativity, and how to scarf hidden treats before the scent of chocolate can escape the packaging and lure others to my location.
Nothing says "I like you, but I'm scared to tell you" like pulling a girl's hair or calling a boy names. This is just how they are dealing with those fears.
I like my fashion like I like my kids' homework: Quick and Easy! It feels good to know I'm dressed like an adult with some fashion sense. It makes me look and feel like I have my sh*t together. The thing is, I don't have time or patience to shop, and I can't tell if
With a couple of birthdays (plus the odd potluck), October is a good time for us to make Halloween Treats!
The kids plan family themed costumes for every person in the family; from the baby up to us parents.
The wet carpet in the bedroom is from the water going under the bathroom wall. That's legit. The hallway, though, that's our bad.
The mistakes toddlers and preschoolers make with language are often humorous, but the way they grapple with and conquer language so quickly is astonishing.
There are some things that I list under "That's not my Department". Like trash. Especially this trash.
More times than not, it's myself that I have to give. I've realized that something has to give if I want to enjoy my kids' childhood.
We all need comfort to fall back on. Us adults also need to rekindle our own sense of adventure. Who is better equipped to guide us out of our comfort zone than our children?
We rarely feed the entire flock at restaurants; the cost is prohibitive, seating is tricky, and then there's the stress of iffy manners from the kids.
I used to have daydreams: you know, the perfectly happy family. Now I have "daymemes".
I realize I’m preaching to the choir, and I want to give you credit for making the effort to grow as a parent. Just the fact that you are open to “better parenting” skills speaks volumes for your commitment to personal growth. I wish all of those who are called to provide for the young felt the
Part 3 of 3: Third Trimester of my Sixth non-picture-perfect Pregnancy.
Part 2 of 3. An honest accounting of the second trimester of my sixth pregnancy.
Part 1 of 3. The very honest accounting of the first trimester of my sixth pregnancy.