The Honest Mommy

Uncensored thoughts on parenting & more

Discipline July 29, 2014

Filed under: Child Discipline,Parenting — lotsofopinions @ 2:47 pm

This parenting thing? It can be really tough.
We have a vacation coming up. Lately, we are so fed up with DS age 5’s behavior that Hubby made a behavior chart outlining how many (if any) days of fishing DS5 will lose due to misbehaving.
No doubt, many, many parents would take issue with this approach. However, in our way of viewing things, behavior just has to measure up. We don’t have super high standards by any means. Now that DS5 is almost 6, I just can’t accept certain things any longer.
Here’s hoping he gets to go fishing while on vacation.


What would happen….. July 14, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — lotsofopinions @ 6:44 pm
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What would happen if, during a day of our summer break, the kids and I stayed home ALL DAY, and the kids entertained themselves ALL DAY, while I did housework, rested, made phone calls, and generally took care of various things in my life?

No new toys. No playdates. No screen time. No errands or outings. Just staying at home.


This essay is so perfect….

Filed under: Uncategorized — lotsofopinions @ 6:28 pm

This essay is so perfect, I have read it four or five times already.