Month: June 2019

What A Family Dinner Really Looks Like?

What A Family Dinner Really Looks Like?

Over the last couple years, meal time became stressful at our house. When my kids were little, it was simple. I took whatever we were eating, cut it up into little pieces, put it on their tray and they ate it up. There were no…

A Middle School Mean Girl’s Worst Enemy: Confidence

A Middle School Mean Girl’s Worst Enemy: Confidence

What is it about middle school that brings out the beast in some girls? The whispers, cattiness, and bullying can turn the teen years into a sea full of tears. The destructive behavior of mean girls can even make a self-confident women in her late…

I’m Too Old For Superficial, Casual Friendships

I’m Too Old For Superficial, Casual Friendships

The other day I gave my daughter grief over not seeing her friends that much this summer. It’s almost as if school brings a constant stream of kids to my house wanting sleepovers. This lull confused me as she is always asking if people can come over. I asked her what was up, did something happen? No, I want to be home and hang out with you guys. Huh, usually she wants nothing to do with us. Granted, she starts every morning with swim team practice but the rest of the day is hers. But once she said she would rather be home, I stopped my “mom nagging.” I let it go because this is me.

She likes being around people but when it’s time to decompress, the comfort of home is best. After being in school for nine months, she’s needs a break from everything. If that means not being around her friends than kudos to her for knowing how to take care of herself. 

Most days, she occupies herself with projects, slime (ugh), reading and swimming. Occasionally, I’ve hear the word bored uttered, but usually she is doing her own thing. The only time I need her to find something is when I require personal space. Now that the kids are home, someone is always around. While I like spending time with them, I also need my alone time to recharge.

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Adhering To The Stigmas of Modern Parenting Is Exhausting

Adhering To The Stigmas of Modern Parenting Is Exhausting

Wake up, roll out of bed, play for hours, learn something new, eat, poop, sleep. This sounds like a great day for a kid. A childhood of the 80’s was very similar to this. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, there was little to…

How To Stop Projecting Your Own Anxiety Onto Your Children

How To Stop Projecting Your Own Anxiety Onto Your Children

Is your kid going to be okay coming over to play? Anything going on that I should know about? I find myself asking these question more often than not with my children’s friends. The question used to be laced in food allergies, but it’s becoming…