There are THOSE words that you say that you can just toss out there almost without even thinking, and they really aren't worth a lot. You know, the ones that you can say without actually listening (when your boys are going on and on and on about who they think is the best basketball player of all time, and asking if you agree with their current top three). And then there are those that are BIG and make a huge difference and impact because they show investment and interest.
Let’s talk about food. More specifically, Let’s talk about teenagers and the abundance of food they are capable of consuming. It’s amazing, isn’t it, the mountain of food they can ingest (especially in one sitting or after just an hour after already having consumed similar amounts)? When you have multiple children, and their about-to-hit-a-growth-spurt windows align, no quasi-edible item is safe. I used to be amazed with what my three boys could eat before, when they wer
My dear eldest child/teenager, I know that I tell you these things often, but sometimes it is easier to truly believe something when you read it rather than hear it. Additionally, I feel it is important to acknowledge those around us who positively impact us with their behavior and presence. I think it is important to actually tell these individuals how much we appreciate them instead of just assume they know it. So, in light of that, here are some things I really apprecia
In less than a week, we will have a teenager in the house. You’d think this wouldn’t be such an awe-inspiring shock-inducing moment … except that I know that as soon as we hit the teen years, the angst will ramp-up, and no longer are my hubby and I the ones making all of the decisions. I mean, the teen angst; we’ve had our fair share of experience with the adolescent and tween issues already. I’ve been reading books and articles and working on this for a long while now. I l