Every parenting bond is unique. Even within the same family; you can have a very different relationship with one child than you do with another. They can both be excellent, strong relationships - but definitely different. Nevertheless, there are a few unifying factors aren’t there? We see them now … [Read more...] about Moms of Sons Worry About…
I've dealt with anger in children for roughly the past fifteen years. My boys seem to jump to anger quicker than my daughter ever did, or perhaps she was just better at being able to hide the level and strength of her anger than her brothers are capable of doing. Both of my boys have their father's … [Read more...] about Tweens and Teens and Self-Esteem
I've had a difficult time relating to my boys in the 15 years that they have been on this earth. Everything just came more natural with my daughter, simply because she was a girl I suppose. There have been days where I just didn't get them you know? Over the past several years, I have watched each … [Read more...] about How Zombies and Screams Gave Me a Mom Moment
I cannot even begin to explain the overwhelming feeling of drowning in the ocean that is called parenthood. Maybe it is because things work differently in our far-from-normal household. The way hubby and I do things around here is he gets the privilege of going to work every day, come home, eat … [Read more...] about Drowning in this Ocean Called Parenthood
I read an awesome post today by Monica over at the grommom about what a teenage boy needs most from his mom. It got me to thinking about my own soon-to-be fifteen year old who is starting high school in just 20+ short days. I remember my first day of high school as though it were yesterday (even … [Read more...] about Teenage Boys and the Moms Who Love Them
This is what I've been dealing with today ... with the testosterone carriers ... all of them. Seriously just want to flush the entire day away. The email is screwing up, the internet is spotty, and life just feels like the toilet bowl needs a serious flushing right about now but the flush thingy is … [Read more...] about Would Somebody Please Fix My Toilet Flusher Thingy?
I'm going to ask your forgiveness in advance before even beginning this post. I have so very much on my mind that I want to share and get off my chest; however, to protect the innocent (or not-so-innocent) as the case may be, I won't be mentioning any names. Except my own. Cause I'm a … [Read more...] about You Can’t Pick Your Family…
I know there are more times than not when I probably come across as the type of mother who just hates little crumb snatchers in general, barely tolerates her own, and does not do a very good job at embracing this thing called motherhood. Hence their nickname, the Demon Squad. You might be surprised … [Read more...] about Joys of Motherhood
I will be the first to admit to anyone, when I thought about having children, I wanted girls. I’m a girl. I know girls. I never even THOUGHT about the possibility of having boys. I just automatically assumed that God and I were on the same wavelength and I would only be parenting girls and my … [Read more...] about What Were You Thinking?