As the triplets are getting older, they are getting more and more curious. While sometimes endearing, the curiosity often leads them to trouble. At 21 months, Lincoln and Keira are now in the 90th percentile for height, so they can reach almost ...more
I am, by nature, an extremely punctual human being. Being late stresses me out, and can actually ruin my day. Being on time isn’t just something I prefer, it’s something that MEANS SOMETHING TO ME. ...more
“I would never let someone else raise my children.”
If you're a working mom, you've probably heard this sentence. Maybe you saw it in a Facebook post. Maybe you overheard someone saying it. Worst of all, maybe someone said it to your face....more
The other day, Sam, Alrik, and I wanted to head out to the playground—and Mikko didn't. Now, the playground is literally a block from our home. Mikko is seven years old, nearly eight, and perfectly capable of amusing himself and retrieving drinks or snacks as needed in a short absence of parental supervision.
But we knew we couldn't leave him home alone, and told him as much.
"But whhhyyyy?" he asked. Indeed, kiddo, why?
Because the neighbors might call the cops on us, that's why.
As I sat in the departure area waiting to board a recent flight, a middle-aged woman sitting across from me took a call on her cell phone. It was hard not to overhear the almost immediate anguish in her voice. I garnered pretty quickly that she was getting news of a death.
Her face turned gray and her voice shook as she tried to console the bereaved person on the other end of the phone. "Oh honey, you can't blame yourself," and, "I'm so sorry. This is such sad, sad news."
And then, "Well, you never know, he might reschedule. Maybe he just got busy."...more
Google “how to build your child’s self-esteem” and you will get pages and pages of results. Most of the articles are filled with insightful and helpful tips, and many are worth your time. I found wisdom on raising a confident child and how to build your child’s self-esteem, but it dawned on me as I […] The post The Golden Rule of Parenting appeared first on Less Than Perfect Parents ....more
I've been meaning to write this post for a few weeks now and am finally getting the time and courage to write it. The biggest reason why I am hesitant to write this is because part of me is still embarrassed. I actually don't mind having strangers read this, but I am embarrassed to have my friends and family read it ....more
Roasted vegetables are just downright delightful, no two ways about it. Something happens when the high heat of the oven hits the natural sugars in the vegetables wait, what’s that called again? ...more
This is my $2 garage sale candle! I’m still happy, happy with this find. Beauty has been much on my mind and what a gift it is and how there is a lot of ugly in this world and sin marred it so, and each bit of beauty is something to be so thankful for ....more
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