This Again? Yes, Being a Stay-at-Home Mom is a Job

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Once again, the question has been answered by yet another mom, so sure that she has the right answer to a question that has come up over and over again. Is being a stay-at-home mom a job? According to this young and irritating woman, being a stay-at-home mom is not a job. It's a PRIVILEGE, doncha know.  All of us women who get to raise our children without working outside of … [Read more...]

Parenting an Average Student

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Note: This post was written with my son's blessing and encouragement.  One of the most challenging aspects of raising my son was accepting the fact that he was an unmotivated student. Though his father and I tried not to let his grades define how we saw him, especially during high school, they did have an impact on how we viewed ourselves as parents. We had moments of … [Read more...]

The Gifts of Adult Children

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There comes a day as a parent when the pendulum swings towards your child becoming a full-grown adult. The world tilts a little and the pendulum stays there, never returning to childhood again.   I look at my daughter's face and see barely a whisper of the little girl who once reached for me with chubby hands and a baby toothed grin - her nails are manicured, … [Read more...]