Recently I read an article about a new book coming out called "Slow Parenting". Slow parenting is about letting kids be and grow at their own pace. It's about not rushing their developmental milestones and forgetting the timeline printed in books. I discovered this on my own with my second child. He was a slow … Continue reading Nobody crawls anyway
That's what my mother predicted. Yup. The Queen Mother had it right. Of course, she spoke from experience. She said a second child would complicate things, not x2, but x4. The laws of physics and logic do not apply here. I thought she was exaggerating. You know mothers. We exaggerate to make a point... or … Continue reading Complicated X4
The baby birds have flown! Recently I posted about a mother bird who had nested in my flower box. In my last post, the baby birds were already full feathered, but still had not flown. I had mentioned how the mother had been cooing at them from the floor and that I thought she was … Continue reading First Flight
It was a bright and beautiful Thursday afternoon, but for some reason the Rosas children did not want to go outside to play. They were tackling their most recent artistic endeavour: paint. It was quiet; as usually happens during painting spells. The flow of colored ooze just brings peace into the house. That is of course, … Continue reading The Events that Transpired During a Thursday Afternoon
Since most of you have no idea, let me start by explaining what are the "Oh! My God! 4." For those of you who are parents or will soon be, you've probably already heard of the "terrible 2's;" that age when kids learn the word "no" and begin to use it on a regular basis. (It … Continue reading A Scene from the “Oh! My God! 4”
Sunday... the typical "family day". Quality time with the kids is the general rule. Last sunday was no exception. Plans for a late lunch at tepanyaki restaurant with the kids and... (cue suspenseful music) THE GRANDPARENTS! Wonderful people, no doubt, but outings with them means I have to bear the constant watchful eye of the … Continue reading Not Enough Tofu in my Soup!