Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mom thoughts

I can't believe it's been 1 1/2 years since I posted. A lot has been going on with me personally and I am trying to come back from it. I won't talk about that right now. I want to focus on being a mom and talking about our awesome kids.

Those that know me or follow this blog know how I feel about parenting. When you start out raising your kids as a partner instead of their adversary, beautiful things happen. When you give love, trust and respect, it shows and comes back to you. It may seem like it takes a long time to build the foundation, it does, as they grow through the years you will see how it comes back tenfold.

When our kids were small, I worked my ass off trying to treat them in the way they needed, not in the way I thought they needed.

As of today they are 18, 16, 14 and 11, in the next 6 weeks that will change to 19, 16, 14 and 12.

They are not small children anymore. Our oldest is a responsible adult, who has a job and his own car. Our middle son just turned 16 and is just an awesome, caring person. Our daughter is turning into such a beautiful young woman and then our baby is so creative and full of life.

I thought I was doing a pretty good job with this parenting thing with our first three. Then Jared came along and he had his own playbook. He challenged me to parent him in ways I never knew. I have written about his explosive personality and brilliant mind.

I am just at a point where I can't believe how grown up they are and how fast it all goes. I am just so happy and proud to be their mom. We will keep on loving, trusting, respecting, supporting and partnering with them as they continue to grow and mature.

They are completely unschooled as always.

If you want awesome kids, you have to treat them that way!

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