Kids, Life, Parenting

A High/ Low & Challenge Day 6

High of this week so far: TV. Did anyone else happen to notice that the This is Us Season 6 premiere came out on Tuesday night???? 😃😃 We watched Seasons 1-5 this past year and loved it, so I was very excited for this. This is probably the first time I have excitedly awaited a new episode of a show…

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Parenting

Modeling behaviors for our kids

I saw a post yesterday that was talking about “things we model for our kids”, whether we realize it or not. It made me pause and think for a minute about some of them. I don’t think parents need to add MORE pressure to themselves, as in “oh my gosh, my kids are watching, I need to be perfect!!” But…

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Kids, Life, Parenting

Rollercoaster weekend/ parenting is hard

Yee-haw, what a weekend!! It felt like a total rollercoaster. So, we left Saturday morning for the swim meet, as I mentioned. First of all, those were some LONG days at the pool. We were essentially there from 9 am until almost 8 pm both days, with a couple hour break in between Prelims and Finals when we left for…

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Parenting, Podcasts

Quotes on parenting + mental load

I did listen to the Best of Both Worlds episode on Division of Labor & Mental Load the other day, and I found myself nodding along with interviewee Allison Daminger. I was out walking, so I snapped some screenshots to remember particular segments that spoke to me. This is a topic I feel like I would love to sit and…

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Kids, Parenting

Kids trying new things…when to push?

This summer one of Ethan’s activities has been a local track club. He’d never tried track before, but a close friend was signing up and asked if he wanted to try it. He had been a little unsure initially, even though I really think he’s pretty good at running/ has potential to be. (Unlike Asher, who has really never liked…

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