My mother was an angel. No lie. The woman had a near-endless supply of patience and I swear she almost never raised her voice at my sisters and me. She was just the kind of mother I would like to be, but struggle to become. It's not like my sisters and I never misbehaved or that she was never … [Read more...]
Back to school!
Thatcher and Tanner are happy the others are going back to school!Usually once a holiday has ended and the children get back to school I am estatic, jumping for joy and way to happy to see them off to school! Holidays typically bring a lot of boredom (I can't continually entertain 8 children), … [Read more...]
Infinite, Insane Action
When the teen materials people at the library put this one on a booklist and called it a mashup of kung fu, zombie, and blaxsploitation film styles, I had no idea what they were talking about. Then I pulled it off the shelf, and woah, the thing is huge. Jokes about infinite reading material ensued. … [Read more...]
My two older girls SUCK at sharing a bedroom. Like, it's really bad.They fight when they wake up, they brawl before bed, they bicker during quiet time. It has me wondering whether it would be better to separate them and put one with the baby, but I am not sure if that's the solution either. I don't … [Read more...]
Empowering Parenting: Satisfying Relationships
A very tiny portion of the results of the relationship poll spoke of satisfying connections with your partners. However, the majority of moms commented on feeling stuck, frustrated, angry, sad and dissatisfied in their relationships. Generally speaking, and what I notice most in my practice … [Read more...]