This week’s Saturday Sidebar Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Rachel Jordan. She asked our writers,
“Have you had a negative experience in your past that has a positive or negative impact on the way you parent?”
Here are responses from some of our World Moms…
Courtney Cappallo of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“As a child and teenager I was never required to pick up after myself. I was lazy. My room was a mess! I look back at the way my brother, sister and I treated my mother — as a maid. We expected her to take care of everything. Looking back I am ashamed at my actions. I learned from my mistakes and am making a conscious effort in teaching my young children to pick up after themselves. (more…)
This week’s Saturday Sidebar Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Maggie Ellison. She wanted our writers to look ahead and asked them to finish this sentence,
“In five years, I want to …..”
Read on to see how some of our World Moms responded.
Dr. Lanham of Arizona, USA writes:
“In five years I will be impacting lives by being a syndicated columnist managing my family’s careers all while owning and running my teen nonprofit Hodge Podge the Teen Cafe™.” (more…)
This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer The Alchemist ofIndia. She asked our writers,
“Which trait would you like your child(ren) to learn from you and/or your husband or partner?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
Jenna Farelyn of North Carolina, USA writes:
“I actually pray every night for my children to learn to be compassionate and non judgmental. I am very accepting and open-minded, while their father is not so much. Rigid, conservative, “tolerant”.
I hope they learn his skills with budgeting both money and time, because they don’t get that from me.” (more…)
This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer, Kyla Pa’an from Massachusetts, USA. She asks:
“What do you do to maintain balance between being a mom and being an adult?”
This is what the World Mom Blog writers had to say.
Kirsten Doyle of Toronto writes:
Oh my, I just had to pick myself up off the floor, I was laughing so hard at this one! It is a hard thing to balance. Even when I am not physically with my kids, I am thinking about them. What they need, where they are, whether I need to buy anything or arrange anything for them…
But I suppose my sanity comes from my running. Not only does it keep me in shape and give me some much-needed time to myself, it allows me to actually see some thoughts through to completion! That just doesn’t happen when I have two little monkeys hanging onto me! (more…)
In America, we have the expression “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” The definition of the idiom is that people cannot be hurt by unpleasant things that are said to them. Is that true? A physical attack may injure a person but a verbal attack cannot? I don’t believe that at all.
Language skills are an important part of your child’s development. As babies, they listen to the way we speak and the tones of our voices. Our children’s language exploration grows at a rapid pace. They are not only learning words and sentence structure, they are learning the power of language on those around them. (more…)
Join us this Labour Day Monday for a post from Fire Crystals, our Kuwait-born mom who now lives in India. She loves reading, writing, computers, and of course, her family. She also loves eating food cooked in the kitchen, although she’s not too interested in its production! Come see what she has to say!
On Tuesday, we are in Ohio with Amy Hillis. Amy’s kids keep her on her toes, but she still manages to write and be an active advocate for organ transplant awareness, and she is in the process of resurrecting her inner artist! No matter what subject matter she chooses to write about, it is sure to keep you reading until the very last word and wishing there was more.
On Wednesday, we head over to Massachusetts with homeschooling (brave!) mom Courtney Cappallo. In her post, Courtney ponders the question of what actually constitutes a “bad” word. Is it the word itself or the manner in which it is used?
And on Thursday, we are off to Saudi Arabia to hear from Mama B. from her fascinating corner of the world, she likes to write candid accounts of the challenges of raising kids who are confident and independent. She has lots of great stories to share, so come on over for a good read!
On Friday Eva Fannon leads us in the Friday Question. Be sure to check it out and chime in with your answers!
In writer interviews this week, we will hear from Asta Burrows of Norway on Tuesday, and on Thursday we hear from new writer Frelle of North Carolina!
We need votes! World Moms Blog founder Jennifer Burden has been nominated as a Mom who is changing the world. To vote for her, click here. And we have been nominated for “Best All-Round Mom Blog” on Parents. Please vote for us here!
In other news this week, Amy Hillis had some of her artwork publicly exhibited for the first time since the loss of her son Nathaniel ten years ago. Congratulations, Amy!
Next weekend, one of our Canadian writers, Robin Farr, will be talking at an event about how blogging has helped with her recovery from post-partum depression. Good luck, Robin, and thank you for shedding light on an important issue that affects so many women!
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