love · Mother's Musings · The Educated Parent

Don’t try to be a good mom

  Brene Brown has given many famous TED talks, written books, and been interviewed about her research on shame, courage, and vulnerability.  Her interview with Tim Ferriss (here) was so inspirational I listened to it twice in a row. I have long sense thrown in the towel for trying to be the “perfect mom” (I wrote… Continue reading Don’t try to be a good mom

love · Mother's Musings · The Educated Parent

The most powerful tool parents have

We innately crave the love of our mother’s very deeply.  I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  I have even realized that I still do things to this day in hopes of impressing her, or even winning MORE of that love.  I recently read Siblings Without Rivalry, and I highly recommend it to all… Continue reading The most powerful tool parents have

family time · love · Mother's Musings

When it is a lot of work

Chores and errands seem like shoveling while it is snowing when you have littles.  Put them in, buckle them up.  “Don’t touch that, it’s yucky!”  Fighting, crying, whining.    “I had just folded those!!!”  Unbuckle them, take them out.  “No, we can’t get that.  I know you want it, but you want everything.”  Snacks, sippy… Continue reading When it is a lot of work

family time · Mother's Musings

I chose the crazy

The Impossible: We got out the door without one. single. fight between mom and dad.  It was as if the universe aligned and threw us the most perfect curve ball.  We are usually all grenades and HIIT combat kicks over here when we are trying to leave for a trip.  By the time we are in… Continue reading I chose the crazy

Mother's Musings

To all the moms…

It’s 2013, and I’m three months pregnant with my first baby.  One of our wedding “Give the couple advice!” (from two years earlier) postcards spontaneously shows up in our mailbox.  I curiously turn the picture of us dressed up in our wedding clothes around to see who had decided to write a message all these months later.… Continue reading To all the moms…

Eating · Meal Times

7 HACKS to get your kids to eat

Three meals a day=three hours every day where I sound something like this, “Eat your food!  Sit back down!  Please eat two more bites!  Sit down!  Don’t put your feet on the table!  Eat your food, not whatever you just picked up off the floor!  Don’t fight please!  Come back here and eat.  This is why… Continue reading 7 HACKS to get your kids to eat

Mother's Musings · The Educated Parent

What all that extra “huffing” got me

Time…it is something that adults are obsessed with, and our tiny ones do not understand at all.  One minute Mom is playing ponies with you…the next she is throwing shoes and a coat on you and yelling, “Hurry!!!!” I have been thinking a lot about how strange time must seem to my babies.  I am… Continue reading What all that extra “huffing” got me