Tag: parenting

Entering the Trenches: How an Introvert Finds Mom-Friends

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Human interaction is a peculiar and complex exchange, or so thinks my introverted self. It requires listening, responding, making appropriate eye contact, and catching...

Being a Parent Has Raised My Emotional IQ

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As a parent, we teach our children many things, but sometimes it’s the things they teach us that are really profound. I don’t mean...

Conversations With Grandpa: Solid Hugs, Simple Life, Even Greater Advice

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Solid hugs, simple life, and even greater advice. To know the love of a grandparent I realize now at the age of 30 something is...

Don’t Mess up the Kids

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Does anyone else have this as a parenting goal? I’d love to spare my children some (or all) of the suffering I’ve experienced but...

A Stay-At-Home Mom’s Doubts: Is It Okay To Not Have A...

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Every morning I wake up, get out of bed, and begin my day in my chosen career as a stay-at-home mom. Immediately after the...

The Five Mom Battles I Will ALWAYS Fight

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Before I became a mom, I had some pretty solid ideas about the expectations I would hold for my child. In my (inexperienced) mind,...

Creating Goals for 2020 That You Can Successfully Fulfill

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New Year's resolutions. New year, new you ... right? Every single year I get this hovering feeling of what big goal I need to...

Parent Versus Cell Phone: Keeping Your Teen Safe

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Who doesn’t love a good mug? I have sipped coffee from a mug that says “super mom” for several months until one day I...

I Don’t Feel Guilty About Wishing These Bad Days Away

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Please stop telling me I’ll miss the hard days I’m in. I wake up and rush to get two out of three of my...

The Real Conversation We Should Be Having About Screen Time

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There was a time when my husband came home from work that our child would go running to the front door as fast as...