Hypothetical MamaBlogger365 – What-ifs (Dealing with Life Changing Questions as a Parent) By: Kate Fineske
New from Kate Fineske, National Association of Mothers Centers, on our blog: “On this dark, chilly night, amongst the increasing screams of ambulance sirens that seemingly grew closer and closer to our home, I began to worry as my mind drifted towards thoughts of what-if…”
Recently my daughter has been struggling with some challenges with her friends. Petty disagreements, gossip, and just plain ol’ meanness have entered her tween world. Nothing new if you think about it. Kids have been mean to each other since the beginning of time. Anyone remember the story of Cain and Abel? Among all of … Read more
“In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride is probably one of my favorite songs, not only because of her amazing voice, but the lyrics speak to me as few songs do. I recently heard the song again on the radio and it reminded me of an important lesson I need to keep in mind regularly … Read more
Every Monday morning around 8 a.m., my mother-in-law arrives at my home and immediately starts to settle in. She hangs up her coat, opens up her laptop, and passes out the traditional donut holes for my kids’ breakfast. (Grandma’s “special” treat!) After a quick talk about the forthcoming weather and then a brief review of … Read more
We have a walker now. And yes, I apparently called my daughter a zombie. No one informed me of this development until the night I told the dog, Be careful we have a walker in the house now. Gretchen: Oh great, I’m a zombie. My zombie climbing up steps. “Our way is not soft grass, … Read more
When was the last time YOU felt under-appreciated as a parent? This THANK YOU’s for you! MamaBlogger365 features Kate Fineske of The National Association of Mothers Centers.
“I am struggling just a bit to understand where I fit as a spiritual being having, once again, a painful, human experience. Maybe that’s the point. Perhaps this insanity is meant to create a more compassionate sanity in the world. After all, is there a greater catalyst for transformation, change and healing than pain?”
GravityBread’s Becca shares a recipe from her kitchen – try baking with kids! This week’s featured receipe: low fat carrot bread.
**I wrote this piece just before the horrifying tragedy unfolded in Connecticut. So many of the victims were children of the same age that I discuss here, and I know that their parents must have been every bit as enchanted with them as I am with my own 7-year-old. The agony and despair that these … Read more