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.
I'd like to show our problem solving attempts; what has made a difference in our every day interactions, and over the long haul.
Kindergarten began with the hope that our problem child would be a little more mature and cooperative. Kindergarten ended with dashed hopes, and his teacher's early retirement
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.
What makes anger management a challenge for you? My trigger is Extra Work. Anything that gives me one more scrap of work to do makes my blood boil.
There are some things that I list under "That's not my Department". Like trash. Especially this trash.
We were both crying in the priest's office. Father said, "It doesn't have to be this way". I totally didn't get it at the time.
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.
Our middle daughter was getting married in a few months, and he was going to "walk" her down the isle. He chose life.
It's time to buy school supplies! Here is my worksheet that I use to add up all of the pencils, etc. that we are responsible for each year:
My husband was almost 49 years old when he received the diagnosis of ALS 15 years ago.
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?
How do I go about disciplining smaller kids in my house? If you ask my mom and sisters, they will tell you that I don't. That's not really my fault, though!
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.
We needed to get on the same page by sitting down together as a family in order to stabilize our Domestic Church.
I used to have daydreams: you know, the perfectly happy family. Now I have "daymemes".
Not to stir up old family drama or anything, but hand me a spoon... Think about a time you were disciplined when you were your child's age. How do you wish your parents would have handled the situation? How can you discipline better?
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