If you are a parent, be it biological, step, foster or other, then you are a care taker. You are a person who has the responsibility of teaching, protecting and nurturing a child or children. Maybe you are also balancing a full time job, career, volunteerism, care for aging parents or other family members. Few … Continue reading Self-Care and Why Parents Need It the Most
My three year old is dancing around me as I ask her for what feels like the 10th time, to sit down so I can comb her hair. She is chattering away or singing, or saying mommy? mommy? and trying to point to something she wants me to get for her...she is so engrossed in … Continue reading S.O.S: Toddler behavior has me maxed out
"People will grow bitter and cynical about life because they can't bend it to their will" -Marty Rubin It's Saturday morning, the first of my only two days off from work for the week. We had planned to attend the family story time at our library and my husband is in the … Continue reading Parenting is easy, it’s my own will that gets in the way
This past weekend was a gift. Thursday, Friday and Saturday seemed to stretch out their golden hours and allow our family to enjoy the days. I got around to doing some crafty science with the girls. We also lucked out and had a day of 50 degrees with sunshine that allowed us to get outside … Continue reading Staying engaged with your kids when the days seem long
This is my very own daughter. She was almost 15 months old in this picture and I remember exactly where we were when this photo was taken. We had been swimming in the heat of August and started packing up to leave for home. Obviously she was not pleased about leaving the lake. On a … Continue reading How to deal with toddler behavior
What happens when you manifest something too early? You *think* you want it, it presents itself in a shiny promising opportunity but your heart overrides your ego and you let the opportunity go. Actually, you verbally decline the position after weeks of stress and pros/cons lists because your heart can't move on yet. You to … Continue reading Manifesting too early? And will I regret it?
My step daughter (SD) is 11 years old. I have been in a relationship with her father for 9 years (married the last 5). She was a cute little toddler who still used a pacifier when I met her. She is now a beautiful young girl who is gentle, social, and cares greatly about others. … Continue reading Co-parenting in a blended family