Tag: parenting challenges

Sometimes You Need to Dance in the Rain

Spontaneity and flexibility do not always come very easily for me. If you only knew what is involved when I decide to be “spontaneous” you would laugh because when I say “spontaneous” what I mean is that I’ve attempted to mentally calculate every possible outcome based on my options, and have made an imaginary list of pros and cons, all while being on the verge of a

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Climb That Mountain!

“I can do it myself!” is a phrase I hear A LOT from my four-year-old daughter. She usually wants to do e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g herself without any help be it anything from pouring her own milk to picking out her clothes for the day and anything else in between. Sometimes it’s difficult for me to accept that she is becoming so grown up and that

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What’s The Rush?

“Ugh. I just can’t wait until we are past this stage.”  These are the words that my husband and I have been muttering quite a bit lately. Especially when our youngest wakes up in the middle of the night, crying until we cave in (which I’ll admit, doesn’t take long) and bring her into bed with us. Or when our four-year

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3 Major Ways Parenting Has Changed Since The 80’s

I am 30 years old. It wasn’t that long ago I was living in the 80’s and enjoying my childhood in all its carefree, Tina Turner, high-top sneakers and voluminous hair-sprayed bangs, glory. At least it doesn’t feel like that long ago. Now with 2 young children of my own I have become much more aware

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Encouraging Independence

I have a dream. That one day, my young daughters will grow up to become independent women. “All the women who are independent Throw your hands up at me” Sorry, I just could not resist the perfect opportunity to throw in some Beyoncé lyrics. Yes, my daughters are both under the age of four, but it is

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