Tagged: parenting

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Keeping Busy.

I have some news about Igor. I’m not really sure what to say yet. I’m working on gathering my thoughts. In the mean time I’m keeping busy, see? The Toddler Life: Henry’s antics=Never a dull moment, ya’ll.

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Reality Check!

Henry is making homeschooling SO INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT. I know it’s not kosher to say, but I swear I sometimes dream about duct taping the kid to a wall. The girls want to learn, we have tons of awesome materials, books, activities, plenty of things to do…but Henry sabotages everything. He screams, rips things up, scribbles on papers, throws things off the table, and refuses to be distracted by anything. He’s not interested in having his own papers, or sharing the colored...

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White Flag!

I think I’m just going to have to accept that with Henry in his terrible caveman toddler stage (which seems to be at its peak currently) I am not going to be able to successfully do everything. Henry alone seems to be a full time job. He screams and cries so much. If he’s not in my face screaming, then he’s destroying something. He won’t sleep. He falls asleep, but he won’t stay asleep. During nap time I’m lucky if he...

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Tired.

Fitbit tells me the most ridiculous things about my life. I walk up to eight miles a day in my own house. Go up and down twelve flights of stairs, again in my house. The best thing Fitbit tells me is about my sleep. It’s like pure justification for feeling tired and bleary. It shows I have a lot of awake times at night. Not just a lot but a whole lot of awake times. For example on Friday night I was laying in bed...

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Henry at 17 Months Old.

Tomorrow I have the follow up appointment with internist (doctor) for my giardia. I’ve been feeling great the last couple of days, but this morning I woke up with that ominous burning crampy feeling in my lower bowel. It’s been exactly a week since I last had an episode of misery. Are you kidding me?? So far nothing bad has happened yet. I just don’t feel that great. Maybe it’s a coincidence? :( Anyway, we’ll see what the doctor thinks tomorrow....

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Good Enough.

I originally wrote this October 3, 2010. An online friend asked me if she could read it again. I’d forgotten all about this post!  I’m re-posting it here, and now I’m inspired to go back through other old posts I’d made private at my old blog to see if there’s anything else worth reposting. ****** What do you think constitutes a “good” parent? I wonder about this often.  Am I a good enough parent? It seems as if there are high standards to...

Thoughts from Charlotte Mason study group tonight. (Vol 6. Ch. 3, pt. 1) 0

Thoughts from Charlotte Mason study group tonight. (Vol 6. Ch. 3, pt. 1)

I wanted to write down some quotes and thoughts after reading the first three sections of Chapter 3 from Charlotte Mason’s book Towards a Philosophy of Education.  I’m reading the book with a group of other moms.  It is so wonderful to meet other mothers who are interested in the same lifestyle I am!  We meet every Tuesday night to discuss the book and plan our Charlotte Mason style homeschool co-op, which will start classes in January. If you want to...

Behavior Fail. 2

Behavior Fail.

Every year of parenting I learn something new because I run up against another challenge.   Parenting is hard.  I think it’s harder the older kids get.  Five and half, almost six is the most difficult yet.   It’s this age when suddenly there’s no more adorable toddler or preschooler innocence left.  Kids are expected to behave with some maturity.  They should be able to start understanding how to act in different situations.  Being a preschooler is no longer an excuse,...

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Zzzz…

Oh gosh you all, I am so tired.  Ada needs an off switch.  An automatic shut off.  I would flip the switch at 7 or 8 in the evening and restart her around 8 in the morning. That would be amazing. Unfortunately (I guess) parenthood is a 24/7 job. Dude, I need a weekend or something to catch up on my Zzzz’s before I up and keel over! Ada didn’t get the memo that toddlers are supposed to start sleeping through the night. Heck, she...

Winter Sun & Parenting Fail. 0

Winter Sun & Parenting Fail.

Parenting fail of the day yesterday: It was 60 degrees and sunny out yesterday afternoon, so we went to the park. Gorgeous winter sunlight. Just what everyone needs–a dose of vitamin D and fresh air.  Soak it up. The girls ran and ran.  In fact they did almost nothing but run! Rosie wouldn’t even stop to let me take her picture.  How dare a five year old want to have fun rather than be photographed by her mother.  Tsk. Clearly no one...