I had the opportunity to spend the weekend away from my family at the Big Mother House Retreat. A weekend away is a blessing and a curse.
Our four year old gets an allowance. I read a suggestion of $1 for each year of age which seems appropriate. But we've stressed it's not for doing chores.
Right now, today: I don’t want to be Mommy. I want this season to pass. I want to wake up on the other side of their childhood.
Each year when I send my daughter off to her first day of school, it hurts. Like physically, in my gut, hurts. My breathing feels shallow. My heart seems to skip beats.
Anger is a typical, healthy emotional response to outside stressors. How do we help our teens feel anger without going overboard?
We asked our #RealityMoms what steps they took when preparing for the arrival of a new sibling.
Sometimes it feels like all they do is fight, but sometimes it gets quiet. And when they aren't fighting, my children are pretty amazing.