Rene

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Rene

<em><strong>The last thirteen years have been a journey</strong></em>, one that I probably wasn't &quot;qualified&quot; for.&nbsp; That journey is called motherhood.&nbsp; Yes, I read the books, but truthfully, the books in no way prepared me for what parenting is really like.&nbsp; My husband and I were the first in our families to have children.&nbsp; None of our friends had children.&nbsp; We were the &quot;child having pioneers&quot; in our little group I guess you could say.&nbsp; We both would ask our parents for advice and while they were happy to share, things had changed a lot in 30 years.&nbsp; Our boys are now 11 and 13 and do we know what we are doing?&nbsp; No, but don't tell our kids.&nbsp; We are simply doing the best we can with what we have and <em>truly enjoying the journey</em>.&nbsp; We question ourselves daily, wondering if we are handling things the best way, but we have to go with that gut feeling sometimes and simply hope for the best, loving our kids and each other through it all....<br /> <br /> <em>In addition to being a SAHM, I manage my two blogs:</em><br /> <br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://busy-family.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Busy Family</strong></a><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://cottageandvine.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Cottage and Vine</strong></a><br /> <br /> <br />

Stories by Rene

If you ask your child what he/she is thankful for, you might not get the answer you want to hear. It may sound something like, “my Xbox 360,...
No matter where we go today, we are constantly being reminded of the current economic climate. We turn on the T.V. and hear about it, get in the car...
Do I have to? Now? Sigh. You might be hearing this a lot this summer, but keep in mind that if you teach your child to help around the house, it will...
As far back as I can remember, my family had a dog. There was Babs, the English Setter, and Gretchen, the rescued Weimaraner. Then there was Greta...
When our boys were much younger, there were times when I dreaded sitting down to the dinner table. It seemed that there was always something that...
Parents can only give advice or put children on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands....