Raising children is tough work. As I say all the time on this blog, the intersection of motherhood and life is messy and we need all the help we can get.
If you had told me a year ago that I would spend months suffering from debilitating back pain to find out that the root cause was a food allergy, I would have laughed in your face.
If you’re still trying to plan your family, remember that plans change, and trust that it will all work out okay, just as it was meant to.
When your kids get older, it’s a great idea to have some trusted resources to go to for parenting guidance.
Write down your list of what you’re looking for and then put them in order of priority. Like house shopping, you’re not going to get everything you want. But knowing what’s most important can help you narrow down your options.
There are all kinds of limits we put on our kids at various ages to protect them and provide for their safety into adulthood. Setting limits on what they see, listen to, read, and the friends they can socialize with online is just as loving as anything else we do as parents.