This summer, our oldest daughter, Ava, turned ten. That means I’ve officially been a parent for ten years.
With a decade of parenting lessons under my belt, I now qualify as a parenting expert. At least in my own mind.
In my house there is me (a woman), my husband (a man), and three sons (one practically a man, the other two on their way to being men). As the lone female it has fallen on me to make sure these men and men-to-be have some idea about women before I let them loose on the world.(Those who know me can stop laughing now. I DO TOO know how to be a girl.)...more
Lilly turned four last Friday: goggles was on the top of her wishlist. She tried them on in the bathtub last weekend as the rain poured down outside, and then when we went to the pool on Monday, she excitedly started jumping up and down, prepping to duck her head down beneath water. And then she did it! Just like that. She enthusiastically kept jumping and ducking up and down, over and over again....more