‘Tis the season to be jolly! But sometimes jolly needs a helping hand. That’s where Bailey comes in.
And he always brings his Irish Cream.
‘Tis also the season of sweet Christmas treats like Eggnog and shortbread cookies.
If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.
I can’t remember who told me this, but it makes so much sense.
And so does the list below that I found on GoodEnoughMother.com. (The points in bold are from Good Enough Mother. She elaborates on her list on her site. I have chosen to make my own comments about each point below.)
And a little visual reminder…a cartoon that I quite like for its brutal honesty.
I’m not one to follow celebrity stories (although I admit that there are times when I’m looking to “relax” my brain from the daily rush, and reading a bit of fluff helps me unwind. (Kind of like in the old days when I would pick up a Harlequin Romance novel in between reading more intensive literature.)
The title of this post may lead you to believe that I recently accomplished another mundane parenting task. I took my daughter to the dentist. Continue reading
Lately I’ve been feeling calmer. So have my kids. I don’t know what has come over me. I’ve read two parenting books, both fairly different in their philosophies.
But both books spoke to me and centered me. I am, rather suddenly, a more confident parent. Continue reading
I have been so stressed and busy for the last … oh, I don’t know 10-15 years, that I have developed, without really realizing it, a voice that I use automatically when someone asks me something. Continue reading
I’ve done it. I’m a mom with a chart. I said this wouldn’t happen to me. I thought using a reward system in the form of a chart posted on the wall was silly. But of late, my almost-4-year old daughter has been having 2-year-old tantrums.
I don’t get it. She has a full, vibrant vocabulary, which she acquired and has been polishing and perfecting since shortly before her second birthday. She doesn’t need to kick and scream to display her displeasure. And yet, she does. Continue reading