Monday, July 20, 2009

Rocking Babies:

I think I may have wrote about this before, but I am coming back to it. There is a lot of opinions on whether you should rock a kid to sleep or not. Most people say no, as well as the experts. I consider myself a fairly strict mom, but I say - DO IT!! It is the best thing ever! I rocked Dillon to sleep almost every night (Dad filled in from time to time). I rocked Brodie to sleep the entire 11 months I nursed him (minus a few trips) and I still do. Dad gets to do it more now, but I still jump at the chance.

I will be very sad when I can no longer do this. I always want to be the one that puts my child to bed. On the rare occasion that we get a sitter, I am almost ALWAYS home to put them to bed. I don't want others doing it. I want to do it. There will be a time they won't want me to and that will break my heart. So until then, I rock!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Things people never tell you...

No one ever told me how hard it is to be a parent. Ok, maybe they did and I did not listen. Being a parent is tough...really tough. Like next to attending my father's funeral, the toughest thing I have ever done. Please do not get me wrong, I LOVE my boys, but it is a challenge!!!

So, the whole reason I started this blog was to write about parenting and the challenges. You see, I want people to not feel crazy when they are thinking of running away (for good) or sending their kids to Bolivia. It is normal and does not mean you don't love you kids. It is hard and we all need to support each other through this journey.

Yes folks, I am out!!