Tag: parenting

Go Ahead and Judge Me

I’ve learned in the past five years of motherhood, there is an endless number of parenting styles, opinions, and beliefs. People of different cultures (age, socioeconomic status, education, occupation, race/ethnicity, geographical location, sexual orientation, religion, etc.) tend to have a “normal”, and within each category, there are expectations for how you “should” be parenting. Even on a national level, the American… Read more →

Family Bike Riding-Part 1, What You Need

In 2015, my husband had back surgery after having thrown his back out at work for the final time. The recovery process involved him having to give up running temporarily, and in the meantime, it randomly led to a new family hobby: biking. We have never been avid bikers, we had no gear, and we didn’t even own  working bikes. If you are… Read more →

Balance

My daughter is taking gymnastics class once a week. Here, she is learning to walk across a beam without falling. The lower balance beam, which is a few inches off the ground, is crossed quickly, without hesitation, without help. However the balance beam that is raised high off the ground, approximately 3 feet, cannot be so easily crossed. She climbs… Read more →

New Year’s Resolutions 2016

Every year, I pick 10 resolutions to work towards. I usually meet some of them, and some I halfway meet, and some I really don’t make progress on at all. Read more →

Terrible Two’s at Costco

This morning, I noticed we are running low on diapers, low on laundry detergent and out of disinfectant spray. Time for a bi-monthly run to Costco. It’s a nice day, and this gave me the energy to tackle this journey with both kiddos, all by myself. I went into it being realistic, knowing I’d have to move quick, knowing that… Read more →

Joining the Masses

After Thanksgiving last year, I remember seeing a map on Facebook which showed what people were most thankful for according to state. According to this map, “yoga” was the top thing here in Oregon. I hate to be one to jump on the band wagon, but I’m in agreement about yoga being wonderful. I’m personally more thankful for my kids,… Read more →

A Review of Home Depot’s Kids Workshops

Last month, my husband made a great discovery. It was a Saturday, the first Saturday of the month. I was getting ready for my annual mommy cookie exchange party, and my daughter was being a great helper with frosting cookies. My son is not quite old enough to be a good helper in the kitchen, so Daddy took him out… Read more →

2015 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s my 1-year blogversery. I’ve learned lots about blogging, and I have increased my own self-awareness, so I’m all in for year 2. Although I’m not going to set an official resolution this year around blogging, I do intend to blog with more consistency this year (I will not go on a three-month hiatus). Last year at this time I… Read more →

Burnout

The days begin with feeling tired, not wanting to get out of bed, but knowing that I only have a short time to get done all that I want to get done before the kids wake up. Only, there is never enough time to get everything done before the kids wake up. Always clothes that need to be washed, folded,… Read more →

The Motivation of Anger

My newest revelation began with my phone ringing. It was my childcare provider with some sad news. A woman who decided against taking her child to their in-home daycare made an elitist decision. Ms. Elitist, who apparently works on the legal team of Nike (which is why I label her as an elitist), heard something about my childcare providers from another mom. This mom shares a… Read more →

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