There are mommy blogs for moms of babies, toddlers, school-aged children, teens, service men and woman, moms of the empty nest, and moms with empty arms. I try and blog about every stage. My children currently range in age from 20 years to 5 months. I have been around the block. I have seen a lot. I refuse to say I have seen it all. The minute you say “I have seen it all,” you find your two-year-old and three-year-old pouring maple syrup into a violin.
And we all have hopes and dreams for our parenting journey. And I am no expert.But I do have some advice to give you.
1. Never say you have seen it all.
2. Never say never.
3. Do not criticize another parent or their child lest you are fully prepared to experience the full wrath of Karma.
4. There is nothing that can prepare you to parent a 13-year-old.
Me: I wasn’t yelling? (calm nurturing voice, NO SUDDEN MOVEMENTS)