Dad forces soon-to-be teenager to chop off all her hair because he ‘disapproved’ of her new highlights and OMG how is this 2019?!
I’m not gonna lie, I thank my lucky stars every single day that my kids are no longer little. Sure, I miss their cute little faces, their bedtime snuggles, and having them actually want to spent time with me. But everyday life has gotten so much easier without butts to wipe and toys strewn all over […]
Our children are in some very ways very like us and in others very different. The tween and teen years may be difficult for parents; in witnessing theirs, our own memories may resurface. We may want to spare our children that awkward stage, when we said and did all the wrong things when trying to […]
Looking at small babies, it is easy to think only of the positives. I remember the quiet times: the cozy cuddles, the soft pats, the sweet coos, that unmistakable baby smell. I don’t let my mind go to the shrill screams, the smell of the diaper pail, the sleepless nights. The positive memories very much […]
Some parents complain about how their children will not connect with them on social media, or have them blocked. I have also heard other parents declare that they would not allow such behavior, since they pay for the phone, etc. This makes me a little sad, but really, how can you stop them? Honestly, it’s […]
When you have teenagers, things change quickly. It seems like each time you blink, they have grown a little; they are becoming small adults before your eyes. With every other blink, it is possible for the mood to shift. (Perhaps the answer is to not blink.) I have learned over the years that living with […]