Being a Mom is the hardest, funnest and weirdest thing I’ve ever done. Every single day I strive to do a little better tomorrow. I strive to seamlessly juggle his physical mental and emotional needs while going above and beyond for the “extras”. That extra game of balloon catch. That extra story. That extra hug and kiss. I want to go to bed at night knowing I did the best I could to cherish, encourage and protect every minute of his childhood. I want to be the best mom I can be! 2 years ago
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I believe there isnt any more important job on the planet. Even though my children are young adults themselves and my role as a mother has changed due to their age and geography; I believe as a motherI am still vital to their learning/growing. Encouraging them to be all they can become. 2 years ago
another one that I will call done. graduation is soon and college is on the forefront. Considering how I grew up I think I have done a pretty great job. He is a very well adjusted kid and makes me proud every day. 3 years ago
Yikes… Got his permit last week and we went driving yesterday. I have a manual transmission so it’s a little tougher for him to practice on. He did really well considering he hasn’t driven much. He even had his first drive in drivers ed and they even had him go on the highway. I am so proud of him.
My SO has given him a truck that will be his. They have been working on it together to get it road ready and it’s been a really good bonding experience for them. I suggested that my son pay a little something for it like $500 so that he can have a little ownership in it rather than just receiving it as a gift. This will also help pay for some of the parts that have been purchased. It’s a great truck for a boy – an older Chevy S10 with tinted windows. Very cool.
I still can’t believe my little boy is driving. Where does the time go? 3 years ago
I try really hard to be a good parent, but there are days (like yesterday) when I lose my cool.
My son stalled on his homework all night and FINALLY decided to start working on it 10 minutes before he was supposed to head to bed. I was so frustrated with him by that point that I just let him have it.
He’s currently failing 2 classes.
He’s a smart boy, just lazy. I don’t know the magic fix to motivate him. Ugh….
So today he called me at work to tell me he took care of one of the things he was supposed to. Then when I get home he apologizes for not getting his stuff done like he was supposed to and that he will get it done. I told him I would believe it when I see it because he told me that before.
I also received an email from his math teacher (one of the classes he’s failing) about how far he is actually behind and that he is willing to work with him.
I’m half tempted to tell his dad about his lack of academic achievement, but I know his dad will go off on him. A friend said that maybe that is what he needs, but I’m not so sure about it. He’ll just tune his dad out when he’s yelling at him.
Sigh…. I just don’t understand… 4 years ago
I want to change my old self which frustrates myself and my children Jodi and Joshua and my husband I believe sometimes. I want to be a blessing to them all. And help bring up the most out of them. More so, to build up the best family that I and my husband are capable of!!! 4 years ago
I love that he is comfortable with talking to me. This makes my job so much easier… 4 years ago
and it backfired. Ah well. 4 years ago
I picked my son up after his first date to the movies last night. It was good time. He was so nervous he didn’t even try to hold her hand. It sounds like there will be more though. He now has a girlfriend. :o)
I like that my son feels comfortable talking to me. I appreciate the special relationship we have and that he is comfortable with his mom. Not alot of his friends can say they can talk with their parents the way he talks with me. This makes me very happy. I know if he should ever get in a jam he will come to me. 4 years ago
This past week I have really been trying to spend quality time with my kids. More then usual. I felt like there were some areas that I needed to improve on. Like letting alot of little things go. It is easy to get wrapped up with busy lives etc. but its more important to play with my kids while they are still young then to clean the house. And the positive energy is really rubbing off on the kids.
Ill keep this goal up for another week, but its pretty much in the bag.
“Cleaning a house while children are still growing is like shoveling a walk while its still snowing…why bother?” 4 years ago