The reason that I now have time to read, compared to the last nine months, is because my husband and I are staying with his parent's until New Year's Day. That translates to grandma and grandpa watching our 9-month old because they don't get to see her that often which also means that my husband and I have been on a vacation. (Too bad it will end in a few days.)
As a first time mom, I wanted to make sure my son was on target for potty training a few months before he turned three. But he didn’t get it the first, second or even tenth time I encouraged him to use the potty.
As mothers, we have to be on our toes at all times with our little ones. This is especially true in regards to communicating with the little darlings. As precious as they are, deciphering all the jibber jabber can be a job all in itself.
Do you remember watching the movie Fight Club? So remember when Edward Norton was in the airplane and he started discussing his single serve items, and single serving friends. At which time Tyler Durden or his alto ego called him clever.
I recently came across an article written by Dr. Phil on family resolutions, and it got me to thinking. Sure, each year I write a list of goals an aspirations. I also require my children to do the same. I do this mostly because I have heard successful people all have one thing in common-they put their goals on paper. I had never thought about getting together with my girls and creating a set of family resolutions.
Next year I am starting early and sparing myself the yearly pre-Christmas shopping insanity. It seems like each year Christmas shopping brings out the worst in everyone. One of these times, some poor unsuspecting person is going to fall victim to a psycho power shopper.
Anytime you get a large group of people together, you are bound to have a blend of personalities that may not mesh perfectly. This is true of extended family members as well. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep the peace at your family Christmas party.