At different times through this parenting journey I asked myself, "What was I thinking?", because there are so many times when being a mom is just hard. And it's funny...I prayed for a girl, I really did. When you grow up with two younger brothers, who were both daredevils having a son is a scary thing. I mean those boys broke arms, played football, and were always hurting … [Read more...] about Getting Her Ready For College – She’s Growing Up #BeingHerMom #parenting
I saw a picture the other day that compared the family of the past, to the family of the present. The family was sitting at the table at dinner time. The first picture showed five people talking and laughing ,and the present picture showed people sitting at the table, each of them had their heads in their phone, tablet, or computer, and none of them are talking to each other, … [Read more...] about Book Review for Growing Up Social: A #Book Every Parent Should Read @drgarychapman
I once heard a story about a woman who went to the grocery store. There were no more carts, so she would have to carry whatever she needed. Since she only needed a few things, so she thought she would be fine. Walking through the aisles picking up this and that she quickly found that her hands were full, but she still had a few more items she had to pick. As she got to her … [Read more...] about Stop Trying To Do IT ALL
Over the holiday season, I had a chance to interview the author of a new book called, "Raise the Child You've Got, Not the One You Want". As the mother of a 16 year old daughter, I was all ears and eyes open. Raising a teen is not for the faint of heart. It comes with often unexpected joys, and challenges. Parenting is the one job you get that makes you wish you had a … [Read more...] about A Q&A With the Author of Raise the Child You’ve Got, Not The One You Want
Cynthia Bailey You Are Not Alone, I Cry Sometimes Too! Raising a Teenage Daughter Is Hard Work! In last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes got into an interest conversation about raising a teen. I don’t have a son, so I can’t say that I can totally relate to what it is like to raise one, but I do have a daughter and whoa is that an … [Read more...] about Cynthia Bailey You Are Not Alone, Sometimes I Cry Too!