Today was one of those days, where from the moment I woke up I knew it was going to drag. We didn’t have any plans (which at the moment is never a good thing), I was am exhausted and therefore not on my parenting game, the twins did a lot of bickering, and Baby I… Continue reading The Kindness Jar
He’s here! He’s here, 5 weeks early, born 5 lbs and 9 oz, and he’s perfect. This is Isaac, or as I’ll call him here, Baby I. Call it “Mother’s Intuition”. I knew it! I knew it without truly bringing it to light that I was going to have my son early. In my last… Continue reading Perfect
I haven’t thought of my twins’ age in months since they turned two, but I wanted to touch upon the fact that they’re almost 3. Not quite – two more months to go, but almost. Considering this baby’s due date and the twins’ birthday is only 3 days apart, we have a fun July coming… Continue reading 32 weeks, 34 months
I’ve believed for many years that guilt is a crappy emotion, one better off not felt at all if you can help it. I especially can’t stand when people try to make you feel guilty. Children and teens are extra sensitive to that (or at least I was) and that’s just no way to live… Continue reading Pregnant Mommy Guilt
After writing my last post, “At Home: The Leader and the Caretaker“, I felt like I had to write the other half of that story. The fact of the matter is, as strong as their “home” personalities are – they are quite different out in public. For B, the change is drastic. When people see… Continue reading In Public: The Shy and the Social
During rough moments with almost 3-year old twin toddlers, I dig deep for patience when one of them chooses not to listen to my directions. It’s frequently B, though not always. Typically, when he’s tired or hungry, he doesn’t have the capability of handling small issues. Take for example, first thing in the morning. If… Continue reading At Home: The Leader and the Caretaker
My last post, and the events that came before it, made me feel like I shouldn’t be blogging. I went through a few days of – “What am I doing, exactly?” Putting out there on the internet how challenging my son can be sometimes, and then later, how inadequate I feel in handling him and… Continue reading Reflection.