Browsing Tag:Parenting

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Why we need to practice self-care as Parents

This morning, my family gave me the gift of silence. My kids are still sleeping, and my husband is working for me so I can rest. It occurred to me how rare this is and how as moms we don't get silence and rest near enough. We are even expected to deal with it, embrace it, and treat it...
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How Motherhood Changes as Your Kids Get Older

Tonight, I got frustrated at my 15 year old. He apologized for something he had done earlier but didn't understand why I was so upset. It was something to do with school work because lately I have been a little harder on him about getting things done and my expectations. He wants to go to college, and I want...
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The frustrations of Testing

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...
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Why do all my kid’s Barbies live in a nudist colony?

Recently, Crankles has become obsessed with all things Barbie! Granted, some of this stems from Sissy having a large collection of them and Crankles wanting to be like Sissy. The large reason is because she recently began torturing us with Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. (Yes, I realize my first paragraph has probably caused some sanctimommies to spontaneously combust...
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The Importance of One on One time

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...
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How Life is Like with Toddlers

Living with a toddler is kinda like living with a pint-sized dictator. Their word is law. It is subject to change, and if you do not tow the line, you will be punished (usually with thrown food or flailing on the ground while screeching in a high-pitched noise).Let's take a look at all the ways I have been awful...
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