Why Do We Parent The Way We Do?

Have you ever stopped to think about why you do things a certain way? For me it’s the way I wake up and immediately go into Drill Sergeant mode, make the beds, brush your teeth, comb your hair, get dressed, 10 minutes, let’s go. Although my own morning wake-up routine is different from the one for the kids, it’s ruled by let’s get these things done. I attribute that to the way my own parents woke me up in the morning. We had to be where we were going on time and not one detail could be missed or it … Continue reading Why Do We Parent The Way We Do?

Preparing for Transition!

I often look at my kids and I’m in awe. I actually created my own people and I’m their leader (thanks for the reminder TikTok). I’ve been down the road to graduation and adulthood with one child already so this is nothing new to me. Except for it is. Jamiel has a completely different outlook on what the end of high school means for him. He’s excited and ready for the school part to be over. He has applied to schools, been accepted and is making plans to move forward with his future. It is I, who’s paused on moving … Continue reading Preparing for Transition!

Work It Out Kiddo!

If you’ve been following me for awhile then you know Anissa is an Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer, at least that’s what I like to believe in my head. In actuality swimming is the physical activity Anissa enjoys. That was up until she graduated. Yes, Anissa officially reached the end of her swim lesson journey. After graduation we looked for other activities for Anissa to do to keep her physical. Up next…cheerleading. All throughout the summer we went to practice and games and kept Anissa active. Now we have reached the time of the year where those activities are wrapping up … Continue reading Work It Out Kiddo!

Things You Wish Other Moms Shared About Motherhood

Did you ever think to yourself I wish someone would have told me this? Although we don’t get a manual to this whole motherhood thing, we do however have moms who have come before us that have a wealth of knowledge. I know as soon as I announced I was pregnant I got a bunch of advice about cravings, what to put on my belly to prevent stretch marks, and to enjoy sleeping now because it would soon end. While that advice was great there are a few things about motherhood I wish someone would have told me. A few … Continue reading Things You Wish Other Moms Shared About Motherhood

Parent/Child Date Night Idea

Now I know we spend a lot of time talking about keeping the fire going in our significant other relationships. Totally important! I also think it’s important that we don’t negate the time we spend with our children. Riding to school, attending school or family functions, chilling at home together is cool, I also think we should intentionally expand their worlds by showing them what a date looks like. Currently living in the world of teenagedom has taught me a few things. 1. We set the standard for how our children will treat their potential mate, 2. Most teens have … Continue reading Parent/Child Date Night Idea