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As the mother of 3 teenage boys, I've learned a lot of things over the years. One of the main things is that no matter how much I want to manage or influence my kids choices that the natural progression of things leads to my letting go and to their making mistakes. It is the way of life and it is the way that they learn.
When children are small, parents can shape their actions and choices. They can determine what they do, where they go, what things they receive. They can to a large extent determine how well they do in school as children are more apt to respond to parental involvement... (more)
... how big is the tooth fairy?”
I say, “I imagine very tiny. I’ve never seen her myself.”
He says, “But how strong is she?”
I say, “I don’t know.”
He says, “Well she must be strong to carry all those coins around.”
Note to reader: We give the kids coins when they lose their teeth.
I say, “Well she’s just magical.”
That seemed to satisfy him and he nodded in agreement, happy that she would be bringing him something later that evening.
And then just yesterday, this same son says(I have another older one), “Dad, ... (more)
I’m always cold and I hate it. When summer turns to fall my house takes on a chill that doesn’t let up. It’s that time of year when the house is actually colder than it is outside. So while everyone’s enjoying the leaves as they’re turning every sort of shade and the kids head back to school, excited for bus rides and recess, I’m shivering in my house, wearing about four layers of clothes. But I refuse to turn on the heat. It’s too early and gas is expensive. And I’m cheap.
So imagine my utmost surprise this weekend when things took a turn in my... (more)
I remember a time when people asked me if I wanted kids and my response was “I don’t know” or “not right now”. I had a great career, a hot little bod, a cute MINI Cooper, and an active social life.
And then… It happened!
I remember lumbering around in my newly pregnant body looking at the moms clucking like hens on my street, or drinking their coffee in the park and thinking “I’m not like them.” I just didn’t see myself in their shoes.
When my girls were born (yes “girls” - I had TWO at one time) it was the most amazing moment of my life. The first year was incredibly hard... (more)