Tag Archives: Parenting

Middle School Misery

I had heard warnings about Middle school age kids and all the challenges but I was still quite unprepared as a mom.  My loving, smiling, affectionate child turned into someone I didn’t recognize on most days.  He was distant, defiant, … Continue reading

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Me and My Teen

I’ve been parenting a teen boy now for a year and it’s been quite interesting.  It’s often a challenge because the struggles seem to make no logical sense.  However, it isn’t all bad.  During the calm hormonal spells, we are … Continue reading

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Not Enough Mom-Me Time Anymore

So, parenting is supposed to get easier as the kids grow up right? Nope, I wouldn’t say so.  We tell a new mom to sleep when the baby sleeps and people rally around to give the parents a much needed … Continue reading

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Parenting is an Exercise in Loving and Letting Go

One of the hardest things about parenting, in my opinion, is being able to constantly love your kids and then let them go.  I don’t just mean letting them go when they are grown up and move out.  I’m referring … Continue reading

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Tween Parenting

Every stage of child rearing has its own unique challenges.  I sometimes learn that the hard way.  I’m glad I no longer have to change diapers, carry around a diaper bag and stroller or pull them in and out of … Continue reading

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Engineering Childhood for Future Success

We all want the best for our children but the philosophies on child rearing have changed quite a bit over the generations.   These days it seems there are more and more families trying to engineer their kids’ childhood to … Continue reading

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A Soccer Mom’s Perspective on FIFA World Cup

I generally don’t care to play or watch sports. I only watch a few games a year and that is more for the social aspect.  However, now that my son’s both play soccer, I am getting into watching this sport.  … Continue reading

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Time-out for Mommy

I recently returned from a trip abroad without my family and realized that, as much as I missed them, it was quite rejuvenating.  I am a stay-at-home mom and love my time with the kids but I think it is … Continue reading

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What Do You Tell Your Kids About This Scary World?

I was not ready when my son came home from first grade telling me he learned about the 9/11 attacks and the wars going on.  I wanted to shelter my kids from thoughts of such evil in the world for … Continue reading

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Just Going Through the Motions

Ever have one of those days when things just seem sad and too much to handle?  You have lots to do so you keep at it and go through the motions of your life.  You know a bit of what … Continue reading

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