As I started to organize my photos from this summer, I came across one of me and Sissy the last time we visited Toys R Us before it closed its doors. We always made a big birthday trip to the toy superstore every year! With the big kids' birthdays just a few days apart, we… Continue reading Keeping Magic in the midst of Change
For one too many times this summer on social media, I have seen the whole "We only have 18 summers" bit on memes and stuff. At first, I was like, yes, we need to cherish our time with our kids. Goodness knows, I am very aware of how short that time is. I have a… Continue reading Why this “18 Summers” nonsense has to go
I know that buying a vehicle can be costly, and that is why I think it is important to consider your vehicle in family planning. We get really excited and sometimes overwhelmed by everything else when having a child that sometimes we overlook these kinds of things that do end up having an impact on our every day lives.
If you struggle with chronic illness like me, you might feel like you are failing your family, but know that you are not. While we may not have as much energy, we can still be good parents and help our kids become amazing adults.
Through studies, I also know that children hear sounds in other languages that adults do not hear. It is one of the reasons why I have exposed my children to other languages at an early age.
My daughter puts entirely too much pressure on herself and does not like the testing environment. She cried that she did not want to go to school today because she did not want to take the PSSAs. If this continues during the rest of this week and the upcoming weeks of Math and Science PSSAs, I will definitely have to opt her out of PSSAs for next year.
We need to forget what society says. We need to let our kids pretend and play. We need to let them be creative. There is time for tests and studies, but creativity helps our kids become well-rounded human beings.
My kids look forward to these times, and I do too. These are the times where the kids open up more about their feelings and what is going on in their lives. Crankles does not do this so much yet, but she is little. It helps you continually bond with your kids and let them know they are special even when sometimes it does not seem like it when a million things are happening at home. As our kids get older, it is our chance to connect or re-connect, to be completely focused on them.
None of us are perfect, and we all end up running on empty or losing our shit now and then. However, it is imperative to find ways to get back on track, to make us happy, to find balance, to move forward. Motherhood is not easy, and we are all doing the best we can
It does not take grand gestures to let someone know they are important or loved. It is the little things, like baking a cake, that make all the difference.