I want to share a quick story with you. Earlier today on the Facebook page I shared this post I wrote last year about Number 4 starting to babysit and how her, let’s just say… exuberant personality that I once thought would be the death of me had served her well. Because now at twelve […]
You Have A Ballsy, Outspoken, and Exasperating Five-Year-Old? Good.
I started writing this blog about five and a half years ago. Number 4 was five years old at the time. And if you were here back in the beginning, you’ll probably recall that she was a bit of a handful. Straight out of the uterus, she gave me a run for my money. In […]
If You Are Having A Hard Time Getting Your Kids Out The Door In The Morning, This Approach May Help.
Today we had one of those rare mornings where everyone had eaten breakfast, everyone was dressed, all teeth were brushed and all lunches were packed about a half an hour before the buses were coming. What I have learned from experience though, is that even when we are all pretty much ready to go with […]
I’m Done Looking For My Kids’ Sh*t
We had the first family meeting we’ve had in a while this morning. Some of the kids have been asking for one for a long time now, and with the change in schedules now that the school year has started, we really needed one. We aren’t all on the same page, and there was something […]
I Stopped Rescuing And Started Finding Solutions
One of the things that often frustrates me as a parent is when my kids don’t deal with situations I know they are capable of handling on their own. But often this happens to us because in so many other situations, we have fixed the problem for them. It’s also hard to see your kids […]
Parenting Mistakes Are Awesome Parenting *Opportunities*
You know when you lose your shit on your kids and then you are instantly filled with remorse and regret and wish you could rewind and just start all over again? I had one of those moments the other morning. I didn’t really lose my shit. But I was hard on Number 3. Too hard. […]