Category : Things You Won’t Find In Parenting Books

ten years

Today, my oldest child turns ten years old. While this milestone is a big deal for kids, I feel like it’s an even bigger milestone for their mothers. Of course, it marks your child’s tenth year on this planet, but when it’s your first child, it also marks the tenth anniversary of you becoming a Mom. Perhaps I’ll get myself …

Share Button
Continue Reading...

Parenting is a lot of things – wonderful, annoying, rewarding, annoying, irritating, confusing, upsetting, amazing – take your pick. At any given moment, kids can make it one, or all of those things put together. But no matter your current emotion, it always ends with the same result – parents everywhere asking questions to which they already know the answers. …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
groundhog day

I equate being a parent to being in the movie Groundhog Day. You ask your kids to do the same things day in and day out, getting the same exact response every time, hoping desperately for things to change. But they don’t. Kids always act surprised and indignant when you tell them they have to do something like, say, brush their …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
morning

If you’re a parent, you already know that it can be very difficult to get your kids up, out the door, and to the bus on time every morning. If this is something you struggle with, just follow these easy steps to make sure your mornings run smoothly, and your kids get on that bus, leaving you to clean the …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
dogs

When I was a new mother, I had several people make comments to me comparing their new puppy to my newborn human, person. This never made me angry, as it does some people, but it certainly made me a little “eye-rolly.” While I have never owned any dogs, at the time I had been around them enough to know that …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
cruise director

Good morning, boys and girls, and welcome! This is your mother speaking. It has come to my attention that many of you have fallen under the impression that I am here to be your personal cruise director, while in reality, I am your mother.   As your mother, my primary purpose is to keep you alive, feed you, clothe you, …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
inner struggle

When you become a Mother, your life becomes one continuous inner struggle. The day I brought my first child home from the hospital, I found my mind constantly being pulled in two directions, which I suppose I should have seen coming. I knew for nine months that I would be caring for another human life in addition to my own; it’s …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
mom hypocritical oath

This article was first published by Sarah Jean here on Suburban Misfit Mom. I,  (insert name here) , hereby, do solemnly swear that from this day forward, I will be the best Mom I can be, when I am able to muster the strength and energy to do so. All of the other times, I pledge to be a total hypocrite …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
to-do list

I am a big fan of the to-do list. I make one for myself every week. I even write things on it that I’ve already done to make it seem like I’ve accomplished something (and also to remind myself that I did it, and do NOT need to do it again, which sometimes works). Anyway, since children don’t have all that many …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
television

Less than one week into our summer vacation, something amazing happened. My kids didn’t watch a single television show, play a single video game, or use a single electronic device for three whole days! That’s right. For 72 hours straight, my children had no exposure to electronic media. To my amazement, contrary to what they seem to think will happen …

Share Button
Continue Reading...