Hi friends. My name is Ms. Diana Paquet and I am the host of The Diana Show. I am an adoptive step, biological and dog mom of five, six, if you include the dog. I’m married to the love of my life, Thomas.
And together we’re shepherding a four-year-old girl, three teenage girls, and a 19-year-old boy. It is a wild ride. Lots of eye-rolling, door slamming, long conversations late at night. But you know what? Also, lots of laughter and tons of joy.
So I’m driving across town for the second time today and the sixth time this week to go pick up my girls from water polo. It made me stop and think about how we as parents sacrifice the best years of our lives to put such a huge amount of time into getting the next generation of humans launched.
My parents and all they did for me came to mind. Immediately while I was in this thought process I flashed back to when I was 17 (and that makes my dad about 38) and going to prom. Continue reading “The Parenting Marathon”
Not all technological advances are as beneficial as we would have originally thought as parents. We have a new system that is great in theory. I mean I guess it is. It’s kind of sucking in this household though!
It gives us as parents daily updates on our children’s progress at school. I hate it. I don’t want to know. I just want to send them to school clean and well fed in the morning and have them come home with a good attitude and straight A’s. Neither is happening. Continue reading “Kids Under Contract”