Tag: parenting teenagers

Finding myself: a mom's story

I’m uncomfortable. Once again I’m teetering on the edge of that comfort zone. I know it’s inevitable, I’ve been here before, but it doesn’t make it any more welcome this fourth time around. Like I said, I’ve been here before. While there’s hundreds of parenting books, there’s really no manual out there for moms. Sure,... Read more »

My favorite parenting sound isn't my baby's laugh anymore

There’s nothing quite like the sound of a baby’s laugh. That pure, contagious belly laugh you think you’ll long to hear after your kids have grown. There are specific sounds we associate with our kids…feet too large for the body running up the stairs, the “I’m trying to be quiet” rattle of the cookie jar,... Read more »

The lesson not taught in parenting books...letting go

There are countless guides and parenting books for newborns and toddlers. Add in the endless opinions from other parents- and the kid-free experts- and there’s no shortage of suggestions for sleep schedules, best strollers, traveling with toddlers, even adjusting to the first school years. What these books don’t cover, though, is navigating the second phase... Read more »
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