5 Pieces of Advice Every Parent Should Read
Have you ever had a perfect parenting day? Before I had kids, I envisioned such a thing existing.
Sure, sometimes I would lose my patience or temper, but other days would just be rainbows and holding hands, right? Okay, maybe not the rainbows but I imagined there would be just really great days. Everyone would be happy. Everyone would be healthy. Everyone would get along. Anyone else picture this?
In the past 5 years I have learned that there are no great parenting days. There are great moments.
Moments when everyone is happy.
Moments when my house doesn't look like a tornado just hit.
Moments when they play nicely together without fighting.
Moments when I say the right thing at the right time and it helps.
Those are the moments that make everything about this crazy, messy, loud, chaotic journey worth it. That's what I've learned.
I definitely still have a lot to learn about a lot of things, but there are some things I'm sure of. One of them is the moments. The other 5 are below.
I hope they're the right thing at the right time and they help.
This was the most shared and discussed post of the year and I'm glad that people are talking about this. Being the mama of boy/girl twins I think this topic comes up more for me than some, but I think it is something important for us all to consider. How do you navigate gender stereotypes as a parent?
Why does physical education and physical activity matter for my kid? It's probably not for the reason you think.
We moved 4 times in the first 5 years since our twins were born. This is everything we have learned about how to survive moves with kids.
You are absolutely your child's first teacher but supporting their early education might not be as complicated as you think.
I think I got asked this more than any other question so I finally broke down and wrote it all here. Read this before Summer hits.
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