I have a blog post planned out for today, but I am skipping it. Instead, I thought I would go for making a list. This morning I am taking my dog, beloved first "child" to the vet. Similarly, as a Mom or Dad preps their child for the dentist by making sure we brush extra well before we go, I am getting the dog ready. What's to get ready? His ears. His poor ears. All his life he has had a wax build up (which is actually pretty gross) in both ears, one side worse than the other. If you have a lab, or dog whose ears are flaps, you might be familiar with what I am talking about. Anywho... we are not strict visit to the vet annually people anymore. After he finished his puppy vaccinations ... 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