I can’t believe I’m at the end. I do have three more weeks to go, but at this point, I’m already thinking about/dreaming about/planning for life in 5th grade, so it might as well already be here. It’s pretty pathetic that our country’s maternity/paternity policy sucks, and I find it somewhat infuriating that mothers who… Continue reading Mourning the end of maternity leave
I’ve practically stopped blogging in the last few months. At first, there wasn’t much time with a newborn and all. Now though, I do have a little time but I’m not sure what to write about. Plenty is going on, and yet, nothing much. Life with three kids! That said, I do have family that… Continue reading October.
This is Part 1 of an ongoing vent I’ve had in regards to my often-challenging son, B. For those of you that have been following for a long time, things recently came to a head. When I was in college, I took some class (I can’t even recall what it was, family and child psychology?) and… Continue reading The root of the problem, Part 1
This poor kid hasn’t really gotten a post to himself yet. Even though an infant’s needs are around the clock, they’re all so basic – feed, sleep, diaper, repeat. The needs of two preschoolers are more complicated and emotional, and it’s those issues that I am drawn to thinking about. Regardless, Baby I is awesome,… Continue reading “Easy” Baby Boy
My son has a temper. Maybe it’s normal three-year old behavior, maybe it’s not. I really have no idea. Regardless, he has a short temper. All three year olds have temper tantrums – C does too. When that carefully constructed tower falls to the ground, man that really does set them off. Or, god forbid… Continue reading Parenting a challenging kid.
I’ve wanted to write so many times over the last…2 months, and yet I’ve been too exhausted and drained to form my thoughts into actual words. I did, once, even draft a post highlighting my twins’ third birthday, but I never finished it. I’m just too damn tired. BUT. There’s one topic that I couldn’t… Continue reading Potty training sucks.
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