Ever since I became a mom 17 years ago, I’ve had an unofficial list of ideals that never actually materialized. I thought these mom ideals would make me and my kids happy. But I’ve realized over the years that these elusive “shoulds” aren’t really necessary to raising healthy, happy, children.
This week what I did right was this: I swallowed my pride and let my teenage son dunk me in the pool (well, try to). Even though I didn’t want him to mess up my hair or makeup.
Before I had kids I spent a lot of effort making Sundays special. All that changed when I had kids.
Every week when I sit down to write one thing that I did right that week, I draw a blank. Then I start thinking of all the things I did NOT do right.
A post from a few months ago.
I’m really bad at reading to my kids. I haven’t always been that way though.
When I was a 21-year-old college student with two toddlers, I was a rock star at reading to my kids.
Whenever an article about raising children advises that we hug our teenagers more – I inwardly cringe.
I’m not a helicopter parent by any stretch of the imagination, but toddler #5 is giving me a run for my money.
Almost nothing ever goes as planned. The most valuable thing I got right this week was making those adjustments, going with the flow (at least trying to), and being willing to change things up to accommodate changes in schedule and changes in my own abilities.
Well it’s Friday my fellow mommies, and that means it’s time for a new thing I’d like to do every week called “What I Did Right This Week.” Here we can celebrate the things we actually do RIGHT instead of feeling guilty for all the crap we feel like we get wrong all day every […]