As a new parent, it's easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day living that comes with a baby or young child. Sometimes we're so tired from our kid(s) wearing us down that the thought of doing something for ourselves is put on the back burner and long forgotten! But the thing is that our … Continue reading Parents- You Need to Have Alone Time and Solo Interests!
Before I was a mom, I didn't understand the scope, commitment, and amount of time it takes to care for a baby. Holy moly! I had a close friend who had her first child a few years ago and we would go out in public and spend time together, with her son in tow. Even … Continue reading Things a Parent With a New Baby Needs You to Understand
Recently, an acquaintance was asking me what I would do if my son liked something that I didn't. Like football, the military, being a nomad, etc and I told her that I would accept him for who he was and that whatever he likes is fine by me so long as it's not illegal or … Continue reading Accepeting Your Child and Their Interests
Even though I'm a first-time parent, there are many things that seem like common sense to me, but because of mainstream media and advertisements as well as American parents' desire for their children to be "the best", "the smartest", or do "such and such first", there's been a shift in the toys built and purchased … Continue reading Why “Smart” or “IQ-Boosting” Toys Don’t Add to Intelligence or Curiosity