Do or do not - there is no try. The ins and outs of one of the most difficult jobs on earth: parenting.
Leave your kids home
You’re welcome, but leave your kids at home? You’re welcome and so are your kids if they’re disciplined! Is probably truer.
What I've Learned from Parenting
Parenting is the hardest job in the universe. Yes, I am convinced it is harder than deep-sea fishing, exploring space, performing brain surgery, or any other job you want to offer up as a contender. Do you know why? Because from the minute that screaming little bundle of joy pushes its way into the world, your life will never be yours again. Every hour, every minute, every second of every day is now a never-ending devotion towards your greatest creation. There are no sick days, no vacation days, and paid time off? Yeah, right.
I truly love my kids, but there are moments I look at them and think I miss being a kid. Think about it they get to play most of the day, while learning, eat, use bathroom in some way, and sleep. Yet take a second to look at life through their eyes. My middle child will cry bloody murder if his rubble Paw Patrol doll is missing. To an adult this is silly, but to a kid this doll has been on some adventures, been found countless times, and been in battle.
Raising an LGBTQI Child
If any of you beautiful readers out there need any tips or support raising an LGBTQI child with support, understanding, caring and love, then this blog entry is for you.
Parenting & Co-Parenting with a Narcissist
Have you ever had an encounter with a narcissist, but you were unaware they were such until you got to know them? Did you already have children with that person before realizing they were a narcissist because they unleashed their charm upon you, and you were instantly sucked in? Well, if those questions became relatable to your situation, I have something to share with you.
How to speak to your child
Children is our most prized possessions. They can make you laugh, cry, and even get you upset. How you respond to your child is the most important thing. Your response will determined how your child will turn out.
"Because I Said So!"
Everyone has heard it, most of us have said it, “Because I said so” has been a frustrating cop-out parents have used as a blanket excuse for anything they didn’t feel like justifying at the time.
I remember it like it was yesterday, my mother telling me "Do not marry a man with a whole bunch of kids". I knew what she was trying to say, I had watched her over the years having to deal with so much. My Dad had 10 kids that called my Mom their Stepmother. It seemed like every month we had a new edition to the household. They would come and go like there was a revolving door and with opened arms she would accept them, she loved them all.
Free to Be
Does anyone remember the iconic children's album and illustrated book from the 1972 called Free To Be... You and Me? While I don't remember this "Top 100 Albums of All Time" work, published when I was 6 years old, I know that the phrase "Free To Be" has resonated through my being for as long as I can remember. This work by Marlo Thomas and several of her friends tells ALL children that they can be whomever and whatever they can be. Here we are, 48 years later, still working on this same message.
Being a first time mum with mental health
Being a First Time Mum and Mental health STOP. This is a safe place for you to stop for a minute and read. The words mental health are scary to admit and no one really likes to say they struggle with this but so many people do and I think it's a subject we all need to talk about more in a positive not a negative way.
Momming ain't easy
*TW: talk of pregnancy, motherhood* "They don't come with a manual". I mean, at this point, after literally thousands and thousands of years of people growing and raising babies, you think we might have some sort of easy-to-follow plan on how not to screw up a human child, no? Or at the very least how not to lose your mind while trying not to screw up said child? I think we could maybe all sit down and try to do that?
Peaceful Warriors~breaking the cycle Do you remember your childhood? What memories haunt you, which comfort you? We were all so strong and confident, so ready to take on the world, we had power in our imagination, and we had nothing but strength in our hands and hearts. Our dreams were everything. Children are innocent, gloriously innocent, they still believe in the world around us, don’t take that from your children, let them play, let them get dirty, let them fall, then pick them up,and tell them to try again, how you speak to them holds a huge impact on their mental and emotional states. If a child is taught they are useless, dumb, inadequete that is what they believe, and that is who they become, don’t be like your parents, don’t drown them in your own issues, don’t talk about your bills, and your mortgage and how much you hate your job, the word hate breeds hate, it teaches them to be angry. Be better than our parents, teach them good things, teach them that there is no limit to what they can become or achieve. Show them mercy, and they will show others mercy. Don’t strike them, it takes away their trust, and you are their heroes. Don’t take that from them. Fathers are honest, strong, faithful and protective, mothers are loving, strong and kind they are teachers. Teach them that no matter what the truth is always better than being right.