I have been absent a while from my dear blog. I took a "part-time" job. 32 hours a week fits snuggly between drop off and pick up for school, but rules my entire day. Amazingly, I find I miss my kids more while working than when I spent those months being a SAHM. When I was at home, I thought about them all the time. I was surrounded by their "stuff" and our lives. Being out of the house and focused on my job, I don't have the time to stop and wondering about them. At the end of the day, when I scoop them up in the yard, I feel more fulfilled by our reunion. I am currently spending my days working for a school board doing speech and language therapy. I have longed to be part of the ... READ MORE
helicopter parent: constantly hovering and correcting, catching kids before they fall, over anticipating needs, identified by arms out to their sides moving back and forth behind child bench parent: sitting on the sidelines, regardless of what child is doing and where they are, identified by travel mug and smartphone/book/newspaper
A bench parent is the polar opposite of a helicopter parent.You probably know that our girls are 5 and 7 now. They are long out of the "I need your help" at the park stage. I have spent many hours playing at parks (indoor and outdoor) with the girls. Climbing into tunnels and ... READ MORE
I know a wide range of families with multiple children. Their first and second born are spaced apart differently. Our girls are two years apart, less two days; March 3rd (the eldest) and March 1st (the youngest). We did not quite plan it this way, the first was late and the second was early (planned C-section). If they had both been on time, they would have been two years plus a few weeks apart, so not really different.
The "planning" of additional children to your family is like roulette. No one knows if and when you will get pregnant, all you can do is try.I don't recall the exact conversation in which we said "we want our children to be two years apart". We are ... READ MORE