In honor of Mother’s Day today, let’s take a minute to think about exactly what it takes to be a mom. You would think it’s easy; have a child, right? It could be, but there are so many other ways that you can be a mom. There are step-moms, aunts, sisters, team moms, and the neighbors who help take care of you when you need it. There are so many different ways to be a mom that there is no definition and we should celebrate all the women that have such a huge impact in our children’s lives.
I believe that being a mother is the most difficult job in the world. You need to be all things to all of your kids at all times. That means when one is happy and one is sad, you have to be happy and sad at the same time. When one of your children is in pain, your whole being is in pain. Each one will be going through something different and you have to adjust to each circumstance. Continue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”
This time of year makes me so nostalgic. Summer turns into fall, school starts, and it’s that time of year when you find yourself letting go of your baby. Depending on your age and your situation in life the circumstances will vary but you will find yourself having to let go of the most important thing in your life and it doesn’t matter if it’s your first, your third, or your tenth child; it feels the same way each and every time.
When your baby turns into a toddler and starts exploring the world around her, you have to let her do it. You have to not only let her do it, but encourage her to move away from you, to move toward other people and other things in order to learn about her world. You have to trust other people with the most important thing in your life. Continue reading “Parenting & Letting Go”
So you’re about to become a grandparent! Congratulations!
I have waited years for this to happen to me. Most of my friends are grandparents already and I’ve anxiously awaited the exciting news to happen to me. We all know that this is the crowning achievement of being a parent ourselves. No matter what else our own children do, how accomplished they are, how smart they are or how funny they are, it all comes down to this. THIS, my friends, means that you finally get to stop being just a parent. You can now be a certified GRANDPARENT. This is when you can stop worrying and stop being the responsible one. You can stop advising your own kids and gently(?) reminding them of what they’re supposed to be doing and simply enjoy. Yep, with a grandbaby, you don’t have to worry about any of that. It’s parental bliss. Somebody else can do all the heavy lifting while you sit back and enjoy the good stuff. You get to spoil them, kiss them and hug them, fill their tummies with cookies and other good things to bribe them into loving you and then send them home for their temper tantrums, sleepless nights, and the number of other fun things we had to put up with as a parent. Ahhh, the time is near!