Before I dive into this idea of time for oneself I first have a few disclosures. I am a mother of an almost 3 year old and a 4 year old. I was not able to achieve any “sizable” amount of time for myself until about 9 months ago. I have always enjoyed filling my … Continue reading Finding Time for Yourself While Raising Small Children
Being a mother in today’s society isn’t as easy as it seems. I feel the political nature of being a mother alone is enough to put most people at a loss. We are in a day and age when staying home can lead to feeling guilty over leaving your career and ability to make money behind. On the … Continue reading A Tribute to Mothers
For me Mother’s Day is bitter sweet. I love it because I get to celebrate with my kids but it also makes me a bit sad because I grew up without my mother. So, I wanted to share with all of those mothers out there that grew up without their mother that you are not alone. Growing … Continue reading Mothering without a Mother
The last month or two I have noticed that my daughter will let other children dictate what the play activity is for the moment. At first I didn’t think much of it, thinking it was just a phase that she will grow out of. Then Nicole, the other half of The Chicken’s Egg, gave her Worry … Continue reading Getting You Child to Open Up
Inevitably you are going to let your child watch TV. In my house it is usually first think in the morning. Since I no longer get to sleep in, my little alarm clocks are in my room by 6:30 the latest. Sometimes I get to sleep a little longer because they want to snuggle. More … Continue reading Preschool TV Shows that won’t Make You Feel Gulity
It all started when my independent, never look back, self confident four year old began to cry hysterically when being dropped off at school. Mind you this is mid year and she has loved every second of school up until this point. When asking her what was wrong; why she didn’t want to go … Continue reading Separation Anxiety; A Trial in Patience and Perseverance
During this time of year everyone seems to be getting restless. When will winter end? When can we get these kids (and ourselves) outside? It’s frustrating because the sun is luring us outside but the temperatures (for the most part) hinder the long jaunts we crave. This game Mother Nature plays will continue for another … Continue reading Five Ways to Fight Cabin Fever (for both children and adults)!
I wake up every morning to one or more kids climbing in my bed wanting to snuggle before we really get up. I savory this time every morning because it is the only time during the day I know I am doing something completely right for my kids. Early Morning: Then the day begins along … Continue reading The Imperfect Parent