How often did I lose my patience, forgetting that she needed me to be steadfast and reliable? How many times had I responded sharply or carelessly instead of making her feel heard and loved? Had I been a good mom more often than not?
Author: Gemma Hartley
I had high hopes for this summer. But now that it’s August, in the hell-depths of summer, there is nothing I want more than for school to begin.
If I tried to put him down, he would just wake up. It was easier to just leave him, and let him sleep peacefully while my hands were free.
Even once my desire for more parenting information waned, people still seemed to enjoy imparting their “wisdom” about how I should be raising my offspring.
We finally had a conversation about how exhausting it was for me to be the person who always had to notice, always had to remember, always had to delegate.
There are worse things than a little bit too much TV that I’ll have to worry about throughout their lives.
Had I stuck to the cry-it-out method, we likely would have been done with our sleep nightmare in a week or two. Instead, we were left with years of sleep issues.
I actually feel pretty good about lying about Santa. So what’s a little more lying to preserve that Christmas magic, am I right?
In these quiet moments, I feel a sacred responsibility — to do right by them. To make my voice heard. To keep working toward change.
I LOVE Halloween, but my family refuses to do this with me..
The princess mermaid nightgown presented some glaring problems, but it was hardly the first time I’d had complaints with girls’ clothing choices.
I took the test before bedtime, leaving it in the bathroom while the countdown timer flashed, proving I didn’t really believe I could possibly be pregnant. But when I went in, it said “pregnant” in neat, bold letters.
Unlike many lifestyle changes, hygge doesn’t encourage adding more to your life, but rather enjoying what you already have.
There are some disadvantages to being a work-from-home parent that you might not realize. If you’ve ever thought of working from home with your kids, let me tell you, it might not be how you’ve imagined it.
I might not fully embrace German-style parenting, but my month of trying it showed me just how my helicopter-mom ways were dragging me and my kids down.
You are not a failure if you find that a certain lofty goal doesn’t actually fit into your life. As you work towards finding a balance that’s right for you and your family, expect growth and change to throw you off the charted course.