Because the pressure to be Super Mom might just be your undoing, if you let it get the best of you.
I may not have time to do elaborate crafts at home or be president of the PTA, but my kids don't care about those things, anyway. What matters to them is that I enjoy being with them, that I care to know all about them, and that I love them.
When you become a parent, that is your duty: you must care for your child. When you become a parent, your life is over in the best way possible. Instead of living inside the ego of "me, me, me," you make peace with the simple truth that you must provide for another.
With twins, you're highly visible--everyone sees your caravan and crew. At the same time, you're also invisible, as so many people simply don't get it. I know this is true because I didn't get it either, until having twins myself.
When parents under-react strategically, they shape a new behavior that summons their child's best self.
Everyone always warns you when you're pregnant that once the baby comes, "everything is going to change!" and it's true. The relationship with our spouses and friends change, our bodies are different, our outlook on life is transformed... One thing that was unexpected, at least for me, was how my beauty routine would change as well.
Just the thought of the dreaded P word (poop, pee, potty... take your pick) is enough to send parental stress levels soaring. At least that's how parents of toddlers used to feel. Have no fear, though, those worries are a thing of the past. I've got you covered.
Why, in this era of global technology, are we using the same teaching methodology as that of the Industrial Revolution, when public education began? They need to see a world full of wonder and possibilities without shirking at the thought of digging deeper to come up with their own solutions.
I can't believe the reactions from people when I tell them I volunteered to be the PTA President at my sons' elementary school. I mean, I didn't exactly have plans to become the president of our school's PTA.
I steer clear of weighty labels and propaganda. But if knowing this and teaching this small and enormous lesson to my lovely, sensitive, strong, artistic, athletic, sweet, funny, smart and undeniably cute daughter bears the label of feminism, that's fine with me.
As I come upon another birthday that will inevitably advance my age, I feel inspired to share my feelings with those that I am closest to. This is not about me feeling as if I am approaching the end of my life (so we don't need to go there).
In real life, Holm is married and father to a 19-month-old son, Arne, something that shocks fans of his on-screen character.
Is it odd and unconventional and hard to explain to new people who enter MY life, yes it is. However; I wouldn't change any of it. To see my daughter smile, to see my friend happy and to see my ex find the love he deserves makes me happy.
Many children, especially young ones, lack the language and self-awareness to express their negative emotions in productive ways. Siblings become convenient targets for our feelings of jealousy and anger, and our dawning awareness of how unfair life can be.
If you have more than one child, you know that you're a bit more... laid back with the second. And if you have three or more, I bet you don't even know where your youngest is right now. Sometimes you even forget they're on your breast when you nurse them. Then you stand up, and -- oops! Sorry, baby! Anyway, here's some differences between the games you play with your first and your second kids.
When she says she's not getting much sleep, tell her, "I could tell by looking at you."