Whenever I read a post like Soapbox Mama’s Sex, Here I Come… I feel like a prude. Even though I started blogging several years ago, it shocks me when people are this candid about what I think are intimate details of their lives. What do you think?
Monthly Archives: October 2008
Do what Mother/Son Date Night from PBS’ SuperSisters blog suggests.
This would scare the bajeebus out of anyone thinking about having kids:
Actual quotes from Joy at bedtime tonight, screamed at the top of her lungs from her bedroom (no exaggeration necessary, taken straight from the mouth of the 7-year-old…
I’m dating myself with the title of this post, but the ability to read is tantamount to the future development of children. A great post on Blissfully Domestic with tips (click thru for the details:
1. Read aloud to your children – no matter how old they are.
2. Read the selection to yourself before you read it with your children.
3. Tell your children what you are thinking about when you read aloud. (aka think aloud)
4. Ask your child questions while you read.
5. Have your child find the answers to your questions in the text.
How do you encourage your kids to read?
One of the reasons I started this blog is I’m reading and *gasp* enjoying mommy and daddy blogs. I find my self (dis)agreeing, and therefore have to write about it.
It’s interesting how Amy refers to herself as old school in excerpt below. I guess if/when I become a parent, I’ll be kickin’ old school as well:
When I visited Goodwill, I picked up a deck of cards for $.50 and have decided to begin teaching my son some of the games that were so fun for me when I was a kid. I thought I would share some of the games we tried and the rules for how to play them.
This game is guaranteed to last for centuries and was a great quiet game to keep him entertained while Emily napped. I used my popcorn popper and made us a batch of popcorn to be snacked on while we played.
We started with the game of, “War.” This is an excellent game to start with because it teaches young children card ranking. A good age for this game is between 4-12 and the only equipment you need is a deck of cards…and a little stamina.
Another reason I have my doubts about the parenting thing—I get all giggly and junvenile reading posts like Halloween! Time for Tampon Crafts! from White Trash Mom
What? You do too?
I’m not a parent. I don’t have kids… yet. But I find myself reading a lot of mommy (and daddy) blogs, and am noticing that I’m gradually becoming acclimated to the idea that someday I may sire offspring.
Then I read something like “Books can be a huge help when introducing kiddos to the concept of potty training.”
While I like the idea of reading to said son or daughter of mine, I’m not sure I’m ready for diaper duty.
Indeed, everything I needed to know about parenting, I learned on the internet, but does that make me ready?
How did you learn to be a parent? What books did you read? How much did you rely on your parents for advice? Doctors? Friends?