Hello people! After many months of talking about it, I have finally arrived in the blogosphere to share my thoughts on parenting in a world filled with information overload. I am the sometimes proud, sometimes embarrassed, and sometimes in awe mother of an almost six year old and a seven month old- both boys. The majority of my ramblings will be about my eldest, N, since that is where most of my parenting experience has come from thus far. But I am sure the ramblings about R are not far behind.
Although I love parenting N, I find myself at wits end often, racking my brain trying to figure out the best escape plan during a power struggle or resorting to pre-programmed behaviors I didn’t even know were instinctual. As a social worker who has worked with parents and children of various backgrounds for over 15 years, I thought I knew how to parent a 2, 3, and now 4, 5, and 6 year old. But every day I’m learning that even with all of my vast experience I am no more secure in being a parent than I am at being a sumo wrestler, astronaut, or crocodile hunter. In other words, I’m learning as I go, failing often, succeeding in bursts, and trying to keep my sanity as a full-time mom, wife, and professional parent support coach. I want this space to be one where moms can share their stories, talk honestly, and learn from one another about what it takes to be a parent in this millennial age. From the mutterings in my head to struggles and successes I encounter daily, I hope you join me on this wild, bumpy, but totally awesome ride.