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Not Being the Parent, My Parents Were

I am the oldest of four. I am 60 parts my father and 40 parts my mother. I can tell you neither of them knew how to deal with the person they helped create. 367 more words


Happy shopping with toddlers

It’s hard enough getting time to write a shopping list these days. Let alone get through a whole supermarket without at least one mini-meltdown. Shopping with a toddler AND a baby… lunacy. 171 more words


"Well... the truth is... actually... I'm in love."

You know that scene from Love Actually? The one where the stepfather is trying to now be THE parent after the son’s mother dies?

And then the next scene we see these together, they have the following dialogue: 359 more words


Where I Question My Own Parenting Skills

A few weeks ago, my 13 year old daughter and I were doing something. I can’t even remember what – but we were working together to complete a task. 784 more words


3 Life Lessons From My Mother

I’ve been thinking about the influence the women around me have had on my life.  I thought about friends, Aunts and Cousins who have been a great inspiration and support. 1,315 more words

Putting the Punishment in Time-Out

As any parent knows boundaries are important. Nothing gets done, behaviors spin out of control, and there is utter chaos in the home if you don’t set some basic rules. 1,193 more words


Becoming Mother

We are not born mothers, we become it.

I believe we become Mothers many times in our lives, whether we have children or not. It is encrypted within us, women, like a seed ready to get activated in the relationship. 246 more words