Tag: raising girls

perspective

My girl.  My oldest.  She is precious to me. The things she thinks about make me laugh, the way she draws amazes me. Her enthusiasm for turning trash into treasures both frustrates me and makes me love her even more. Last week… she found a snail shell.  A real treasure! Turns out, there was a …

kids do want boundaries!

Parenthood is a learning experience.  If I had not learned that fact by yesterday, yesterday alone would have done it. 🙂 Boundaries. People talk about ’em a lot, enforce them not so often.  C’mon, you know you’re guilty too.  Just think about that last diet you attempted… my boundary line in front of the Twizzler …

My tomboy princess

This is Rachel’s favorite bow to wear to school:   Her favorite piece of playground equipment??? The monkey bars, as evidenced by the constant condition of her hands… I am so glad I have my tomboy princess.  I get the best of both worlds with her; all of the girly/fun/cute stuff, AND the tough girl. …