Despite being twins, my babies are remarkably different little humans. I am reminded every single day as to their uniqueness. This was a lesson I had to learn at first, to not compare them. My son is a sponge, he is constantly absorbing and feeding off of his surroundings. My daughter less so. She currently goes through her days happily singing to herself and her play frogs. Already I can tell her imagination is a deep and colorful one. As she grows I will continue to make a point to be invited into the beautiful world inside that mind, to make certain she always feels safe to include me, and never shuts me out. Because who knows how deeply things are affecting her, perhaps [...]
Having been a mother for 24 years has been an amazing ride. It has been full of tears – tears of laughter and tears of sentiment and joy. To new mothers everywhere, parenting is definitely worth the sleepless nights in the beginning. Though child development has a predictable pattern, your child’s reactions to their world weave a unique set of memories you can call your own. I am sharing mine below. Cherish yours. Live, laugh, love and have a Happy Mother’s Day!
YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD IS GROWING UP WHEN . . .
AT 16 MONTHS, your toddler has learned how to crawl out of her crib, walk all the way across the house to your bedroom and stick her pacifier in your mouth. [...]
I don’t understand how flipping fast time goes. In high school it felt like each day was a week long and that I would never graduate. Now I feel like I’ve missed months at a time because they have passed so quickly. It puts life into perspective when you can watch time through children. Seeing them when they are first born and not knowing anything or really doing much of anything. To them learning how to sit up, walk, run, talk etc. Before you know it they are starting school.
It’s such a wonderful thing to see children grow, but it’s also a little bittersweet. Never being able to go back and relive those tender first moments as a newborn with them. Never [...]
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day of romance. It can be hard for parents to find alone time and at it may be difficult to secure a babysitter. Most parents forego any kind of Valentine’s Day celebration because they just can’t find the alone time. So if you can’t get a babysitter, why not include the kids? Here are 10 Valentine’s Day date ideas that you can bring the children along for…
10: Take a Walk Outside
Load up the crew and go to the beach for a stroll down the shoreline. Find a nature trail in a national park. Or even visit one of your favorite cities (maybe even your own!) and walk around the tourism section. [...]