I really struggle a lot to be a good Mom. I guess most Moms do. It’s damn hard. My Momming job is unique in that I have three biological children, one adopted child, and one stepchild. They all have these massive wounds. But I do my best to raise them all in a fair and balanced way, unique to each of their individual strengths and weaknesses. Continue reading “My Kids, My Loves”
One of the things that my Mom always really got through to me was that you should be comfortable in your own home. “Love what you own and use it.” She was never one for storing a bunch of stuff she didn’t use. If she owned it, even if it was a precious heirloom, she used it. Mom inherited crystal from her Grandmother and would let me wash it and unfortunately sometimes break it. She never made me feel bad about it. She said that my Grandparents would be really happy that we were using these items and that she did not want to store things and not use them. Continue reading “Use It or Lose It”
First off let me start by saying that I have learned to let go of a lot of control when it comes to perfectionism and cleanliness in my home.
I do also think that it is some sort of cosmic joke that I spent 10 years having a full-time nanny/housekeeper when I worked and had my TWO kids. Now I have FIVE kids and none of that! Continue reading “Managing Messes”
My baby’s car seat is a huge hassle. I have to run a lot of errands during the day and I’m willing to bet you I spend a half an hour total getting her in and out of the car seat on certain days. I do it anyway because I’m not any different than most mothers. I do it because that is the standard for protecting a kid. I love my baby and I want what’s best for her.
I’ve been a parent for almost 16 years. I’ve never had a car accident with a kid in the car. My skills of putting a baby in the car seat have thankfully never paid off. Continue reading “Old Age and the Car Seat”
Two weeks ago I was having a really challenging time with the behaviors of the kids… just in general, I felt like I was THE GENERAL!
Like I had to be the “heavy” because they were taking advantage of Thomas and talking back to him and not listening to the things that he would tell them to do. I get into the habit of jumping in and regulating the situation. Continue reading “The Heavy Hand”