Guide to Being a Good Mother Have you ever asked yourself what makes a mother, a Good Mother? I sure have. When we think of mothers, we often think of women who are good at everything. They are good at cooking, cleaning, taking care of children and pets, organizing, entertaining, the list goes on. But… Read More Guide to Being a Good Mother
5 Fun Fall Family Activities My favorite time of the year is here. It’s called Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin!!!!! I’m just kidding, it’s called Fall, but it might as well be Pumpkin. I now have pumpkins gracing my door steps and various book shelves, and pumpkin and squash products filling up my pantry and fridge. And… Read More 5 Fun Fall Family Activities
Parental Control – Real or Illusion? If you’ve read Emotional Development of 2 year olds – Part 1 and Emotional Development of 2 year olds – Part 2, you are aware of what’s happening in your toddler’s brain. And it’s a bit of chaos. But even knowing that, you may feel like it’s not an… Read More Parental Control – Real or Illusion?
We had a rare fun weekend. We didn’t do anything special, per se, but we got out of the house, cooked, saw some friends and managed to catch up on some sleep. It felt like a huge accomplishment. My children are still very young (3.5 years old and 9 months old), so we have to… Read More Parenthood: Where is the Fun?
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Attachment Parenting – Still Right for You? If you’re currently a parent, I’m sure you have heard about Attachment Parenting. And if you haven’t, you can read all about it here. So is it possible to continue parenting in this style when your child has moved on to the toddler stage and beyond? In a… Read More Attachment Parenting – Still Right for You?
How to Parent with Empathy “Empathetic Parenting” If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you may have noticed that I often talk about empathetic parenting. And I just recently realized that I have not defined what that means. I’m sure by now many people have heard the word empathy but I know for a fact… Read More How to Parent with Empathy
SAHM State of Mind I love blogging. It’s a great outlet for my thoughts and an activity that allows me to engage my brain. I don’t feel that I get to engage my brain as much now that I am a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM). In fact, I feel like my talents are wasted… Read More SAHM State of Mind
Everyone’s Got an Opinion on Motherhood I recently read a NY Times opinion piece titled “Motherhood Isn’t Sacrifice, It’s Selfishness” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/opinion/sunday/motherhood-family-sexism-sacrifice.html) and started thinking about all the conflicting and damaging messages we get about motherhood. If you’re a mother, you know that everyone’s got an opinion on motherhood. “Cliff Notes” on the Article The piece… Read More Everyone’s Got an Opinion on Motherhood
The Introverted Parent I was just browsing for inspiration and came across an article that hit home with me. It highlights two perspectives on motherhood from two introverts, who have very different hardships with parenting. I needed to read this to know that I am not alone. Some introverted parents struggle with the physical aspects of… Read More The Introverted Parent