I apologize for missing #MomWisdom Monday last week. This mom was having a moment of her own with her brood last week … and this week … and probably will still be having troubles next week! I know we’re running a wee bit late with this week’s post as well, but there’s a reason for that … I want to introduce you to a new co-host!
Please welcome Julie T. as our newest addition to the #MomWisdom Monday hosts!
What is #MomWisdom Monday?
Let’s be real. We’re raising the next generation. The generation that will one day run this country. Will one day vote for our leaders, may even be our leaders. We’re raising the next teen idol, Hollywood heart-throb, the next Miss America, Babe Ruth, or Steve Jobs. It’s a tough job, and those little ones don’t come with an instruction manual. Trust me, I’ve checked every nook, cranny and orifice of my kids trying to find it. It doesn’t exist.
#MomWisdom Monday is all about sharing what you’ve learned with your own kids (either from the experts or by trial and error) and lifting each other up when we need it most. Parenting takes a village – an army sometimes. It isn’t a matter of parent vs. parent. We’re all in this together, so let’s share the love and raise a future generation that we all can be proud of.
Meet Your Hosts
Julie S. from Velvet-Rose.net
Julie is a 30-something wife, first-time mom, engineer (woo hoo – another Girl Geek!), reader, blogger, and fangirl blogging about her journey through life, career, pregnancy, and parenthood. You can connect with Julie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Bloglovin’.
Julie T. from Joyful Gifts by Julie
Julie is the mother of a 17-year-old son who is forever keeping her on her toes, making every day a new journey, even more so now than when he was small. Julie T. brings to the table experience with the sadder aspect of motherhood, miscarriages, the loss of a child after birth, and issues with pregnancies. A compassionate and caring individual, Julie T. will be a huge help in addressing any questions you might have in this department – as well as raising the dreaded teenage boy! You can connect with Julie T. on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.
Kim M. from Life in a House of Testosterone
Kim is the mom to three beautiful children, a grown daughter (getting married October 2015), and two sons still at home, a 16-year-old son and a soon to be 13-year-old son. She lives in Richmond with her husband of 20+ years with their Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix, Mollyanna. She loves a good bottle of wine or some finely aged whiskey, and is an avid fan of comedies and #TGIT television shows.
This Week’s Theme
Solo Parenting Discipline Advice
Disciplining without the Support of Your Partner
Kim had an issue with her 16-year-old son earlier this week. Not only did he not check in after being gone all weekend at a friend’s house, he also had not done any of his homeschooling work in five days. She informed him that his XBox and cellphone were to be placed in her bedroom till his work was caught up, to which he replied, “Chill the f*** out, Mom. I’ll get it done.” While still recovering from his surgery and subsequent complications and pain, her husband’s lack of action to support her disciplinary action over the incomplete assignments and language leaves her feeling powerless when it comes to the boys.
What are some suggestions you have to offer to Kim and other parents who may be facing the same issue with being the sole disciplinarian in your household or not having a “united front” when it comes to discipline with your spouse or partner.
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- Have a problem? Leave it in the comments for one of our moms to answer or for us to tackle in the theme next week.
Parenting is Tough. We’ve Got Your Back.
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