Parenting 3 year olds is REALLY hard. Hands down, toughest age yet (don’t I say that every time?). Two is tiring, but three is just – dead. And twins? Forget it. The past few months, parenting the twins has brought lots of changes, both good and bad. What’s the good? My babies are becoming little… Continue reading Guys, parenting is HARD.
You know, all parents make decisions that they feel are right for their children. We decided a few years ago to hire a nanny, rather than send our twins to a home daycare. Our main reason was our sanity. It seems much easier to wake up the kids in their PJs and bring them down… Continue reading Misbehaving Dancers
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.