independent kids

Being parent is messy, hard, rewarding, exhausting, exhilarating, overwhelming, lovely, funny, and really, really great. I write about my parenting journey here on Red Shutters for two reasons. First, I hope, by writing about the twists and turns my life has taken since my son and daughter were born, I can figure it all out (you know, life, motherhood, my kids, and everything in between!). Second, I hope these stories resonate with you, my readers. I hope you find something familiar in them, and maybe even my tales help out on your journey. Or at least I hope they make you laugh.

On this page, I’m sharing a few of my many posts about being a mom and parenting in your 40s. Read on and enjoy.

Parenting Dilemmas

The Struggle to Raise Independent Kids

Mean Kids 

Playdates

The New Witching Hour

Lessons

First Parenting Lesson of 2014

3 Things I Learned from Having the Flu

Managing Expectations

Welcome to 8

Business Travel and Family

My Parenting Fail

Advice

Strategies for Promoting the Sexual Safety of Children

How to Stay Sane

Sharing Books with My Kids

3 Things I’m Doing This Holiday Season

School

I Forgot My Kid at School

Getting Ready for Kindergarten – check out my series here

6 Lessons from Being a Field Trip Chaperone

Should You Join the PTA?

Time to Make the Lunches

Birthdays

And Now You are Six

She is 5

And Now You are Four

G is 3!

My baby is 2!

Read more of my parenting posts here.