only my bestie will understand this
"A friend of mine once said, "Thank goodness I have more than one kid; otherwise if my son was an only child, people would undoubtedly think that I’m an awful parent."
One of the benefits of having twins/multiples is that you have the ability to gauge what impact your parenting versus your child’s own innate temperament, has over your child’s behavior — nature versus nurture. Unlike having two kids at separate times, with twins, you’re handling things the exact same way at exactly the same time. Your kids are exposed to the same parenting techniques, behaviors, moods, approach and environment.”
Seriously. Even if you don’t have twins.
Especially if you don’t have twins. We get our own experiments to observe!
Think this was some of what I wanted to say last week.
As parents, we want to raise confident readers, but between commercials for teaching our babies to read and the large sections of flash cards and workbooks at the store, the whole prospect of how to accomplish it can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it may be easier than we think. Here are 10 workbook-free ways you can raise a more confident reader!
This is a great video about raising confident readers. I can’t wait to do bedtime read alouds with my kids!
I hate snow
Before kids, if I got something on my clothes, I was mortified. I would be so upset if I spilled something on my shirt while eating or marked myself with my pen. I would feel so insecure, like everyone was staring at my stain.
Now, I walk around with baby vomit on me and I don’t even give it a second glance. I’ve become so comfortable with it that I went to Target the other day with baby vomit on my pants and didn’t realize it until I got there. And even then, I was like fuck it. I’m a mom now.
How to get into college in 1983: get good grades
How to get into college in 2013: get good grades, speak six languages, be a rocket scientist, and end world hunger
How to pay for college 1983: Work part time and summers. Maybe take out minimal loans.
How to pay for college 2013: Which of your organs is the most valuable?
What to do with your degree in 1983: work in your field
What to do with your degree in 2013: cry
What to do with your undergrad and graduate degree in 2013: Cry, pay student loans until you die, and never get a job in your field
Story of my life