Entries from September 2009

Dealing with the frustrations of parenthood

September 29th, 2009 / No Comments

I’ve posted 4 posts  in this series on How to Control Your Frustrations and Anger as a Parent. I could go on and on about all the scenarios that occur daily that makes us frustrated and angry. But I will end with this. There are many things inherent in being a parent that causes us […]

Winner of the Digital Room rolled poster print!

September 29th, 2009 / No Comments

Congratulations to Kim for winning the Digital Room poster print! I am so glad to know that Kim will be putting it to good use by printing a picture of her new baby. God bless you, Kim, as God guides you in your adoption process. (The winner was randomly picked by Random.org)

What to do when kids disobey

September 28th, 2009 / 9 Comments

I’ve never met a parent who has not been frustrated and angry at their kids. In fact, I would say most parents are worn pretty thin with kids who just simply wear them down. Are you a parent like that? In this series on Getting Control of Your Frustrations, I talked about getting frustrated and […]

Getting control of our anger

September 24th, 2009 / 5 Comments

Yelling and screaming is not the kind of mom I wanted to be. But somewhere along the way, I’ve turned from sweet mild Katy to Angry Mom. Every night I would apologize to my kids. “I didn’t mean to yell at you. I am just tired.” Being tired was always the reason, my excuse that […]

Dealing with sibling’s constant bickering

September 23rd, 2009 / 4 Comments

A recent conversation with a mom with 3 little kids prompted my post on Getting Control of Your Frustrations. Before I had kids, I was known to be a mild and gentle person. “Katy never gets mad.” But what happened to her after the kids came?? Children have the power to bring out the worst […]

18 x 24 rolled poster print giveaway!

September 22nd, 2009 / 7 Comments

The great people at DigitalRoom.com are sponsoring a giveaway for my readers! Have you ever taken a picture that you’re especially proud of? Maybe a family photo, or a fun picture of the kids, or a scenic shot while you were on vacation? Here’s your chance to have that picture enlarged into an 18″ x […]

Should I tell kids about my past?

September 21st, 2009 / 1 Comment

A reader asks, “I’ve made mistakes in my life and am not too proud of what I’ve done in my younger years. When my daughter asks if I was a virgin when I got married, how should I answer?” I think our kids pretty much know that we don’t live perfect lives, *cough, cough*. When […]

Getting control of your frustrations

September 16th, 2009 / 4 Comments

I know how easy it is for a parent to lose it.  Screaming, Stomping, Throwing things!  I’ve been there. I don’t know how they do it, but our cute little angels are adorable and cuddly one minute, and drive us insane the next. But we are the adult here. We don’t need to be controlled […]

What parenting is all about

September 15th, 2009 / No Comments

When parents ask me for advice for problems they are facing, they are hoping for the cure-all, a guarantee, a silver bullet that would make them the perfect parent with perfect kids in 3 easy steps. Of course we know there is no such thing, but we keep hoping. However, in order to satisfy the […]

Avoid Helicopter Parenting

September 14th, 2009 / No Comments

You know that I believe parents should be involved in the lives of their children. But is it possible to be over-involved? The term helicopter parenting means over-involvement to the point of being controlling and not allowing for age-appropriate independence. Here’s what I’ve seen parents do that I would describe as a helicopter parent: – […]