I have another job. I am with other moms at school. Sometimes I divulge I am a blogger. Everyone at my work knows I have a blog. When we have down time (which is not very often) they look at me with concerned face asking me 1) How I make money off this or 2) What do I blog about?
The reality of those questions are that I am not a genius. If you met me or my kids somewhere you’d be surprised that I certainly don’t seem like I have it all together. I am a normal mom, with normal mom problems. I just happen to write about parenting and family systems.
I was listening to a GREAT podcast from Power of Moms the other day on my way to work (I almost always listen to one of their postcasts on my way to work — they are super inspiring). They had the same idea as me.
Good parenting is a lot of small ideas that help to make things easier.
The thing is, we don’t have a fancy i-mom conference every year in NYC where all the moms go and trade tips for how to get their screaming 2 year old in a carseat. I mean, I’d sign up for that session, and I don’t even have a 2 year old anymore….
Let’s take my After School Checklist — it’s not brain surgery. Write down the things you expect of your child when they get home from school and then laminate the sucker and throw it on your fridge, but sometimes we get so overwhelmed by our kids NEVER putting their backpack away we just don’t know what to do. I sometimes wish I could crawl in that backpack and have a nap…. I know no one would bother me, as that backpack lays by the door for hours on end…
I’ve been there. You’re a mom and NOTHING is changing. You feel powerless, and you see a lot of other moms who also seem powerless and overwhelmed… but sometimes someone comes out of the mist with an idea that actually might help your problem… and it’s doable, so you try it. And somehow it’s like brain surgery, even if it’s a simple idea.
The thing is parenting is tough. It’s constant and in reality EVERYTHING about it is YOUR fault and your problem, there isn’t pushing the buck like you might be able to at a paid gig. I’m just grateful for the little tips I find along my way that help make parenting easier!
SO, link up your favorite parenting tip below or share them on my Facebook Page. I’ll try to share them via social media in the coming weeks, because Pulling Curls can be your i-mom conference, without the liquor of a regular conference. 😉 Hop on over and follow me and my MomHacker board on Pinterest.