As the mother of an 11-year-old currently in Year six, we’re fast approaching the end of primary school with much trepidation. Memories of our brand new bundles of joy are fading fast, and suddenly we have hormonal, lanky pre-teens to deal with.
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Parenthood is a funny old game.
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I was a part time caregiver for my dad. He had dementia. My siblings and I took turns on the weekends caring for him, and during the week we had help from a wonderful agency. It was always his wish to stay in his home. We were very fortunate to make that happen for him.
Anyone who gets to know me knows that I LOVE tattoos. My entire body is essentially already mapped out in my mind, as to what I plan on getting next. I've been blessed to meet some great artists throughout my life who continue to grow in talent and character. Outside of being home with my wife and children, getting to hang out in a tattoo shop is my second place of zen. The sounds, scents, and conversations within just make me feel at peace. Some of my ink is for fun while other pieces have certain meanings that connect me to some rather important moments in my life. This is the tale of one of my more meaningful tattoos.
August 2, 2004 was the day he finally decided to take me back to my mother.
The decision to get a dog or have a baby should be discussed before you get married. There are some people who think having a dog is just too much work with the feeding, walking, and not to mention the expenses. Those very people might have the same feelings when it comes to having a baby. They don't want to be bogged down with the responsibilities that children require, or be constricted in their lifestyle. The idea of having children or dogs can be a deal breaker for some. You need to get it out in conversation so your view is known ahead of time. You don't want surprises after you're married.
Before I begin writing this—I want to say that these are only my personal views on today's world. These are my opinions and just that, but a huge part of me feels this needs to be heard. I am a first time Mom, and a young one at that, whether this changes how you view this piece... I'll let you decide.
Warning: This story contains mentions of abuse.
When it comes to spending time as a family, game night is always a good idea.
Hello, I’m a tired dad of five.
What was life like as a kid? Hmm, what was my life like as a kid? It's a tough question...