Parenting in Candy Land

So often I forget all of these things and place blame on the need for discipline or structure or parental control. But the truth of the matter is: parenting isn’t a power struggle, it’s a learning lesson. It’s a growth experiment. It’s an, “I want to teach you all that I can so you will grow up and be all that you can.”

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When My Sons are Men

When my sons are men, I pray they forgive me for my mistakes. I pray they remember the times I was tired and worn out and stretched way too thin- and when they have kids of their own, that they’ll understand then.

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Single Momming

It’s hard to slow down and take it all in, but moms: I’m begging you: please remember where you’ve been. Remember the hard times as well as the good, remember what got you here- you’re doing what no one else thought you could.

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Why I Have Failed my Children

So often, we worry so much about the end goal -taking care of everyone, finishing school, promoting at work, getting through the season- that we forget WHY we are motivated to do those things. We forget about our reasons. We become so consumed in “getting through life” that we forget to stop and ENJOY life.

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Tactics of a Gaslighter

Originally posted on Bordering Beautiful:
Have you heard of gaslighting? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, you can read about it here. In the meantime I’ll paraphrase it for you: gaslighting is a tactic that controllers, abusers, and narcissists use to brainwash the people around them. It’s a slow moving tactic designed to make their…

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