I could probably just leave it at that, but I feel a statement as obvious as that probably deserves a bit more explanation. Buckle up. When I say, “I don’t think we should hit our kids,” I mean ANY kind of hitting. Including spanking. We shouldn’t spank our kids. Take a minute. It’s ok. You … More So…I don’t think we should hit our kids.
I recently did a guest post for a great parenting blog, but then I saw something shiny and apparently forgot to tell you guys about it. ANYWAY, if you want to read it, click here: https://threetimedaddy.co.uk/2018/04/positiveparenting-captainoptimist/ While you’re there, check out some of his other posts and maybe give him a follow! (If you’d like … More Guest Post Alert!
In an effort to force myself to get into the habit of writing with more consistency and frequency, I decided to take on a little challenge today. The challenge is simple: show us your place in the world; where you belong. The answer? Not exactly cut and dry. I don’t know that I’ve ever truly … More My Place in the World
Moving halfway across the country was kind of a big deal for me. I know, I just blew your minds. I know it was a big thing for my kids, for Ryan, for the dogs even. For me, the move brought with it a realization that I was completely and utterly lost as a person, … More Complexity
I want to say that I am not blind to the fact that the last post I wrote before today’s was not totally in-keeping with today’s message. My belief that parents should parent their children, however, is not contradictory to my belief that we should work harder to support one another instead of attacking one … More I just wanted to take a moment.
I read this article today, and even though I’m terrified to write this blog, I think it needs to be written. And I can only hope and pray that it doesn’t end badly for us. So here’s my “confession.” Our summer daycare option was going to cost $200 per week, and we simply cannot afford … More Bring back the village
This post is vaguely in response to the kid who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati zoo. Let’s just get that out of the way. And while we’re at it, let me be clear: I am not a gorilla expert. I’m not a parenting expert. I’m not perfect. My kids aren’t perfect. I know we all make mistakes. … More Let’s try…parenting!
I have had it up to HERE with self-deprecating posts from moms who feel SO GUILTY about the time they broke their facade of perfection and acted human with their kids. … More DEAR PARENTS: STOP APOLOGIZING FOR BEING IMPERFECT
In which we remember that grandparents are people, too, and might even know a few things. … More DEAR PARENTS: L2RELAX ABOUT THE GRANDPARENTS
I work to provide for you, I work to be a role model, and I work to make you proud. I am not sorry. … More TO MY CHILDREN, I’M NOT SORRY I WORK