Tag: family time

Family Meeting: something to start before you have teenagers

Family Meeting: something to start before you have teenagers
We've been doing Family Meeting for over three years now. Just listen to testimonials from a few participants: Husband: I like that we established it when they're young so that it's normal when they're older. I like that it allows them to give input on our weekend. I like the penguins. I think it gave a logical venue to discuss the race stuff. 9 year old: I kind of like the planning stuff and knowing what we're doing. 6 year old: Well, I don't know if I even think it's fun. Fair enough. So, what IS Family Meeting...

Some days are better than others

Some days are better than others
My husband and I have come to the realization that some days are better than others. We used to get caught up on the bad days, feeling paralyzed in our negativity. And then, when the good days came, we'd feel a weight lift, like everything would always be okay. Inevitably, though, we'd have another bad day, and get down on ourselves...
These kids fight constantly. They're going to be the adult siblings that never speak to each other. Wow- I can't believe how well they're building that Lego tower together. They're definitely going to vacation together when they're older! We're having the same argument again. Are we just always going to resent each other? Oh my gosh- he's making me laugh so hard. Maybe we can get the pre-kids "us" back! This baby is never going to sleep through the night... Huh- the baby hasn't woken in the night in forever. This is amazing!
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