Posts Tagged ‘children’

Are parents enablers?

Live life

I wasn’t encouraged, pushed or told to by my parents. I do do those things. I go to every show, every, sport event, every Parent Teacher meeting. I push, I check, I moan and I cajole. I do it all. I am NOT a Tiger Mum, but I am pushy, I am not a Helicopter Mum, but I watch what they do, and I try ask them for more.

How much do you reward your kids?

Normally when you get married, you hopefully get onto the same page, and you teach your kids the same thing, and you grow together. when you do it with different people, its MUCH more difficult. Especially if you believe different things.

Letter to Mom 2 – (LTM 2) – Money is no object

I wish I could call you and say these things to you, but I can’t so it seems that this is the only way to do it.
You always listened without judgement, and somehow you always still supported me in an unstinting nonjudgmental way.

As tween moves to teenagers and further

Have we lost the plot?

We’ve lost the plot – destroyed the youth, and the future along with it, and it’s gonna take a loooooooong hard road to get back to civility and financial stability. Let’s get started !!!

When your past affects your present.

I miss the lazy long Sundays around the table. I miss the free and easy phone conversation. I miss the engagement you can have with your children in a very calm and easy manner. Basically I miss family dinners.

The Sandwich generation – my top 10 tips to avoid being one

I do not want to be a burden on my children. I do not want to be reliant on somebody else for my income. It is incumbent on me to make sure that that is does not happen. if however, my children want to help me when I am order that will be welcome. But I would like them to do it out of love and generosity rather than out of necessity. I hope I get it right.

Back to school – thank GOODNESS!

School clubs, holiday clubs, friends over, send them to friends. Yes, we did it all, and still it seemed that the six weeks were never going to end. In the words of my teens – holidays suck.

Christmas present and past

Christmas has changed significantly since the early days of my youth. I remember fondly the days of playing the Christmas elf around the Christmas tree ,with family in attendance. I still remember the day I received my tent and sleeping bag which was the beginning of my love of camping.

Halloween was a bit slower this year…

So, I have decided to take charge of next year, and I will drop a note in the close’s mail boxes explaining that we will be coming around, and if they want to participate, please to leave a ‘sign’ outside to let us know so we don’t disturb the otherwise. Hopefully that will increase the number of houses happy to take part

Present but not always perfect

Live life

Somehow the house gets cleaned, food bought, kids shuffled, school attended, homework completed, bills paid, washing folded ( by my 11 year old) etc. So sorry if things are a little hay wire – 1 Mummy – 5 people in the house. Deal with it!

Blog Promotion by UK SEO Company