My dad interjected, “No, she’s buff. She can carry that.” I beamed at his declaration. Fathers, teach your daughters they are capable and strong.
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Moments alone with each individual child don’t happen frequently. Like all relationships, the parent child relationship takes time and intentionality.
My son was diagnosed with a nut allergy when he was 1. He was kissed on the neck — hives and itchy skin immediately welted up his skin.
You call your kids by the wrong names. You call your husband by the dog’s name. You sign your maiden name, even though you’ve been married for 10 years.
How did I manage to help foster such a strong sib bond between my kids? Who have, by the way, completely different hobbies and personalities?
If I’m not a teacher anymore, what am I? Am I JUST a mom? It embarrasses me to realize I had these underlying thoughts about stay at home moms.
It starts early. Almost from day one. Sometimes even before birth. Medical forms need to be filled out. Insurance needs to be updated. DayCare enrollments.
Not only does he see firsthand how food is grown, he takes pride in helping me tend to the plants and harvest the bounty!
I hope that in seeing an act of kindness, they can learn to help others and be kind to others without judging, and regardless of circumstances.
When you’re ready for all your life’s prior accomplishments and successes to be diminished down to nothing. Potty training doesn’t care who you are.