This title and post was 13 year old daughter approved. The irony that she sometimes probably wonders if all parents are as terrible as I am, is not lost on me. Here I am, where I find myself often, red faced and frowning wondering why I keep committing to the same mistake over and over… Continue reading Are All 13 Year Olds So Terrible?
Gratitude Sunday I’ve slipped away from writing for a bit. I don’t know whether it was the erratic schedule that threw me off at first, the following extra difficult workweek, or perhaps it was the logical and necessary recovery period following catharsis caused by letting out all that I have been writing in my heard… Continue reading Strength, Wisdom, Resilience
Sometimes I feel like I am the last person that should be writing inspirational anecdotes about my life. Half the time I am losing my mind and the other half I lost an actual tangible item and I seem to constantly walk around in circles looking for either, or both. There are days when I… Continue reading My Ingredients for the Sometimes Perfect-ish Family
Happy Birthday! Today you become a teenager. At this age, time seems to be on your side, but don’t take it for granted. I don’t know if you have been counting the days until today like you did when you were little, but you will soon see the days move faster and faster. One day… Continue reading Happy 13th Birthday!
If you were lucky enough to have been raised by a happy and healthy married couple, you probably take a lot of what you learned from them for granted. We as children, take in everything from our surroundings, often not realizing that our brain is working behind the scenes making new associations and forming new… Continue reading Teaching Your Children to Win at Relationships Even if You Failed
Parenting is rewarding, amazing, fulfilling, and all those other things they say. Well, as much as I love my children and agree, at times, parenting is definitely a challenge. Although I was the baby in my own family, between baby sitting and extended family functions, I have grown up with plenty of experience dealing with… Continue reading 9 Parenting Tips for the Wise (Ass) Parent
I am a mother of two sometimes wonderful little girls. I am the mother of two sometimes little jerks. I feel like I can not go on with out adding the mandatory, "they get it from their father" line, which may have some truth to it. My oldest also gets it from her mother, of… Continue reading Full Metal Baby