This. Just so much this. I've written before on how hard it is to be a parent away from your own, and this re-blog from Scary Mommy echoes those sentiments exactly. If you have the chance to be someone's village today, take it! And if you find yourself on the receiving end of help, pay it forward! We can start re-creating our own villages today, no matter where you are.”Read more now by clicking here!
I'm always on the lookout for more pointers on how to incorporate the Montessori philosophy into our home. I wish that I had come across this great article when my son was younger, but the great thing about Montessori is that the same principles can be used during the child's entire development. Take a look and be sure to provide your own suggestions and thoughts in the comments below!”Read more now by clicking here!
This is not about single parents (how in the HELL do they do that???)
This is about parents who, like my husband and I, live far away from our families.
"The glass is half-full most of the time. Sometimes you just don’t see it right away.
There is no one to interfere. If you’re someone who is part of an overbearing circus of family members, this one can be kind of nice. We get to raise our kids our way without anyone telling us we’re not doing it right. Even if that happens when they visit, we know it’s just for a few more days, and then they’ll be gone.
My husband and I have to rely on each other. In many ways, the best thing about not having family close by is that we have been forced to depend solely on each other. We have to communicate and work as a team, even when we don’t want to. This includes occasionally shuffling our primary roles to help the other get by."”Read more now by clicking here!
This is an excellent read for any woman who made the important decision to stay home with her little ones - who now aren't so little - and so she now wants to reenter the workplace. Read the full article here!”Read more now by clicking here!