Tagged: unconditional parenting

Elimination Communication Champion 2

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....

Comments on T’s Bio, and a New Picture. 2

Comments on T’s Bio, and a New Picture.

A little explanation about T’s bio–to answer some questions I received. The bio was written in Russian and translated to English, so sometimes things are worded kind of awkwardly.  She might not be mischievous in the negative sense, it’s hard to say.  You can’t take the bio’s too seriously in that regard.  They say funny things over there, and it doesn’t always come across like you’d expect in English, in a lingual sense and a cultural sense. The note about her...

Zzzz… 2

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...

Responsible. 1

Responsible.

      Being a parent is so hard. I have realized that the secret to raising happy, compassionate, responsible, polite children is not what you do to your kids to train them or whatever, it’s based on the example you set as a person. This thought scares me quite a bit.  I mean it’s easy to read parenting books, to do this or don’t do that, and to judge other parents based on their choices.  But it sure is harder to...

Ada in Action. 3

Ada in Action.

Ada is wearing me out.  She looks innocent, but don’t be fooled! She’s curious, and busy, and I’m 99% sure she has wheels for feet.         I can’t get anything done because she’s always climbing and into every little thing! God help me when she figures out how to open door knobs in the next month or so.  (We can’t get those door knob covers because then Rosie couldn’t get the doors open.)   Ada can climb like...

Parenting is… 7

Parenting is…

Parenting is such a funny thing. When Rosie was a baby I had definite ideals about how I would raise her–especially regarding discipline. I read a lot of books.  A LOT of books. It was going to work like this: There would be no spanking, no time-outs, and no praise. (I know the praise thing confuses people–I mean no “good job” or “good sharing” crap, anyone notice how it’s way over used?  Doesn’t mean you can’t ever say, “Wow I love the way you colored that...

Wow. 0

Wow.

Must share this.  I stumbled upon this woman’s videos randomly when internet surfing trapped under a sleeping baby. Oh my gosh. I already knew these things, I was once this kind of parent.  It was so…refreshing?  Yes refreshing to have someone look me in the eyes and remind me of the kind of parent I want to be. (Also, I love her hair and I kind of want to do that to mine, though I’m not sure I’m cool enough to pull it off. ...

The Tragic Death of Juicy. 1

The Tragic Death of Juicy.

Sometimes I wonder what the neighbors must think is going on over here. We had all of the windows open this morning, and Rosie ended up throwing a(nother) giant tantrum. It all started out wrong.  We didn’t get time to clean up the house before bed like Rosie and I usually do, so I woke up to a mess.  I feel anxious when my house is messy, I don’t know why.  I just do.  Waking up to a mess is like getting up on the wrong...

Co-sleeping and Child Led Weaning at Age Four. 4

Co-sleeping and Child Led Weaning at Age Four.

Another day of being alone.  Thankfully Tyler will be off this weekend, because I’m not sure how much more I can take.  He came home from work at 4 in the morning, then slept until 1.  At 1 he got up and we ran to the store to arrange for the appraiser to come tomorrow to price tile floors for the kitchen and bathroom.  (That’s what the in-laws are getting us for Christmas!)  It’s estimated at $2,800 including the tiles and installation. ...

12/8/2010 0

12/8/2010

I may not be able to find that patience in a bottle, but I have figured out a trick. Rosie is distracted from being picky by making meals funny.  I tell her I’m going to make a surprise plate of food for her and no matter what she cannot look until it’s sitting in front of her at the table.  These surprise plates somehow make her excited about eating things like carrots or whatever.  I’m not sure how it works, but I have a theory...