I cannot even begin to explain the overwhelming feeling of drowning in the ocean that is called parenthood. Maybe it is because things work differently in our far-from-normal household. The way hubby and I do things around here is he gets the privilege of going to work every day, come home, eat dinner, maybe go do a bit of fishing, and be the Terminator when harsh discipline needs to be handed out when the boys don't listen to me. I take care of everything else. Yes, everything else, and wearing these hats is a bit daunting. I envy … [Read more...] about Drowning in this Ocean Called Parenthood
Parenting Survival Tips
Let's face it - these kids were not born with a owner's manual to tell you how to fix a broken heart, or deal with attitude. Parenting is hard work, and not for the faint of heart.
No matter what you might be facing, if we've been through it, you will find our thoughts on the matter or tips from the experts (because we were too busy hiding in the closet with the chocolate and the wine to deal).
Many do not realize that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - unless you happen to be the parent of a child with cancer. Today we are remembering and honoring the memory of Elric Ian Childress born January 7, 2002, and who earned his angel wings on September 9, 2012. Elric is ♥ Forever 10. Elric and DIPG According to his parents, Kelly and Eric, Elric was your typical bright little boy. He was about to begin 2nd grade and loved playing and being mischievous. He loved spending time helping his parents and being the best big … [Read more...] about Remembering Elric: Our Forever 10 Angel
Tre is my youngest son, and at age 12 he has already developed a fetish for all things Apple - just like his sister. He wants absolutely nothing to do with android tablets, or Microsoft computers - and as far as phones go, forget it. I have been bombarded on a daily basis for the past five months with requests for an iPhone for Christmas or his birthday. I have told said son, repeatedly, that we just do not have an iPhone budget. If I'm using a little $60 android telephone, what on earth makes him think that he would get … [Read more...] about Desperate Plea for Sanity – Need an iPod Touch 5
I know that I'm going to get an additional list of school supplies that the boys' need the first week of school. That is just a given, as individual teachers require additional items for their classrooms that are not on the standard list that comes out from the school itself. High school however, is going to kill me. Jonathan brought home his algebra syllabus the other day - AAA batteries, graph paper, colored pencils, TI-84 calculator, dividers - the usual. I knew (from previous experience with my daughter and algebra) that the TI stands … [Read more...] about Algebra Concepts and the TI-84 Calculator are Going to Kill Me
My kids are funny and will say (and do) the funniest things at times. Last night, watching Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix with the teenager, we had a heated discussion about which episode was coming up next. I tweeted what he told me: My teen just said "I hate having to explain stuff to old people" while watching #KitchenNightmares. I've officially reached old status. Joy. — Kim Miller (@KimAtLiah) August 29, 2014 He switched places with me because I wanted to stretch out on the couch and relax my back. I'd climbed up on the arm of the … [Read more...] about My Kids Are Funny