Thank you, thank you for joining us at Break the Parenting Mold, where Mom is a lot like Sybil, Dad is a lot like Ward Cleaver and the boy? Well the boy, he just can't be pinned down.... This week we have explored the fact that "Mom", also known as "Mama", "Wife" "Mommy Dunkit" and … Continue reading If My Life Were An Eighties Expose’
So here's the thing. Swearing is NOT allowed in this house. I once was a raging, rebellious, tattoo covered, following bands for weeks on end, questionable bad decision-making teen/young adult. Had my child come into my life then, well, I would expect him to swear like a truck-driver. (Wait, my husband was a truck-driver...well, whatever, you know … Continue reading My son’s been using the B word lately.
Well, I was going to link up something else, but was so inspired by Rachel's post at Finding Joy for Friday Favorite Things, I decided to create my own Just like Rachel @Finding Joy I love Instagram. As I have mentioned before I am a frustrated photographer. Frustrated because I was raised by a photographer … Continue reading Seeing my world through the eyes of Instagram
I'm afraid I don't have enough Venom or Angst to be a good blogger. I am afraid I am too content. Is my life perfect? NOT. Am I always happy? Not Quite. I am medicated. YAY! My husband has serious ADD. BOO!!!! My son has sensory processing disorder and wackoness. Love it. But no Angst … Continue reading No Angst or Venom here
That's him, that's my son, the one swinging from the loft on a swing made of home-made rope. I read a Facebook post the other day, one in which a mother was concerned about her stepson's rambunctious playing style. He's 5, and she has younger girls. I understand, I do. I am the mother of … Continue reading I’m just a girl, parenting a boy.
It's 11:00 am, our homeschooling day has not yet begun. Why? Husband can't find my tripod. I'm not sure he really needs it, but when he gets an idea in his head, well, that pretty much takes over the day. And now - it's a treasure hunt. For a boy who gets to spend too … Continue reading A wasted day or a worth it day?
So, I got this idea from a post I saw on pinterest about making a spiderweb puzzle to walk and challenge your kids, and as a plus I knew it would help sensory issues, like sensory processing disorder and sensory integration disorder. For any kid it was perfect for our gloomy and damp midwest fall. … Continue reading Rainy day balance game
Nope. He's not knitting, he's not reading either. I started to think about these things on my drive home from dog training class tonight. The conversation was sparked when I mentioned Isaiah didn't read, he's 7. I explained that we were following the Waldorf ideals in our homeschooling and someone else piped in, "well is … Continue reading Is he knitting yet?
Sometimes you have to make tough decisions. Sometimes that means breaking your child's heart to do the right thing for them. Today was my day. My day to watch my child cry over a change in plans. A change that had to be orchestrated just right, because he would not understand the reason we did … Continue reading Making the tough decisions; or Mr Rogers, Shooting Galleries and Carousels
Does anyone else have pockets (or purses) filled with acorns, rocks and leaves? Mine are. The leaves don't usually make it. It's often a day or two before I discover them and move them to their new home, the nature table. As I emptied my pockets today, I had a moment. Being true to what … Continue reading Pockets Acorns Rocks and Leaves