Parenting has been the most rewarding, delightful, challenging, and overwhelming job that I’ve ever had in my life. My husband and I have successfully passed the infancy, toddler, and kinder years, but my two boys are still very young, ages 8 and 11 to be exact. We are currently in the “safe zone” with my second grader and we’re knee deep in the puberty phase with my sixth grader. The unforgiving world of junior high is just around the corner and I’m decidedly nervous about what’s to come.
We’ve yet to reach the full blown puberty, the teenage years, high school drama, and girlfriends. We don’t have problems with curfews, drug curiosity, reckless driving or bad grades. I pray that we never do, but those issues will be addressed if and when they present themselves. I can only hope that my husband and I have helped my sons establish solid foundations, a core set of morals and values, and relationship with us that’s open and trusting.
I will use this section to list blog posts, YouTube Videos, and articles that I find interesting for the various age groups. Please feel free to request that certain topics be addressed as well! Happy parenting!
Grab some tissues before you listen to Slow Down by Nichole Nordeman.
♥ Articles About Parenting ♥
Especially for Mama Bears…
Your Body is Not Your Masterpiece by Glennon Doyle Melton of HuffintonPost.com
New Mom Takes Her Own Life After Silent Battle with Postpartum Depression– by Julie Anne Waterfield of HerViewFromHome.com.
To the Mom who Forgot Herself– by Rachel of FindingJoy.com.
What it’s Like To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom on the Verge of Depression– by Laura Harris of ScaryMommy.com.
Why Being a Mom is Enough by Rachel of FindingJoy.com.
Ditching the “Perfect” Mask of Motherhood by Rachel of FindingJoy.com
Pe-TISH-ion by Glennon Dyyle Melton of Momastery.com (for mom’s with girls)
For Papa Bears and more…
The New Dad’s Guide to Surviving Your Wife by Amy Morrison of ScaryMommy.com.
Everything Changed the Day I Learned Minecraft Has a Sex Mod– by Amy Betters-Midtvedt of ParentCo.com.
Dear Teachers You’re Not Fooling Me– by Candice Curry of ForEveryMom.com.
66 Positive Things That You Should be Saying to Your Child– by Alessia Santoro of PopSugar.com.
Parents Tell Son His Lost Toy is ‘Traveling’– Ashley Austrew of ScaryMommy.com.
Excuse Me While I Lather My Child in this Toxic Death Cream– by Sarah Kallies of SarahKellies.com.
Dear Stranger Who Disciplined my Kiddo at the Playground– by Karen Alpert of BabySideburns.com.
4th Grader Comes Home With Disturbing News—Then Mom Realizes Her “Worst Nightmare” Is Coming True by Leslie Blanchard of FaithIt.com
The Sweetest Way to Tell Your Kids the Truth About Santa by Sharon Silver of PopSugar.com.