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@jan de graaf I agree with you. When I mentioned religion and politics I meant it more from the point of view that it's crazy to me how polarizing the "parenting conversation" is...similar to that of religion and politics. I wish people would be more supportive of parents, especially new parents, instead of telling them they are doing it wrong. Thanks Jan!!
2 months ago on Parenting, Politics, and Religion
@HeatherBrowneDearborn Video made us crack up Heather. We'll be doing another one soon, didn't want to put them all in one video...would have been too long. And thank you!!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Connecting the Dots
@Jeannette Baer Thank you Jeannette. As usual you have great advice and I appreciate it. You are 100% right and it's all about getting my brain and heart to align with what I know to be the truth. I am sure it will come in time and I certainly look at it all as learning experiences. To write abut it helps me to sort through it and honestly, at the end of the day I really hope to connect with others and have this be helpful to them. Cheers Auntie J...and thanks! :-)
3 months ago on The State of Our Union
@Kim Jones LOL...true, he is indeed eating!! I appreciate that Kim. It's so interesting how polarizing parenting can be. Trying to live our life and listening to those that seem overly eager to give us their negative opinions. I'm glad we've chosen to have fun on the journey instead of panic. :-) Thank you again for all the support!
@HeatherBrowneDearborn Things always look great on the outside...well, often they do. I honestly think the reason why we are doing well is because we're willing to fix things, looks at things, figure things out, and move on. I appreciate all the love and support!! :-)
@HeatherBrowneDearborn Yes indeed Heather. I think we spend the first part of our lives learning to do things a certain way and the other part of our life trying to unlearn it. There are no rules or directions. :-)
3 months ago on Sammy’s First Valentine’s Day
@awanderingwino Well put Shawn. I think each family needs to find their balance and the boundaries that work for them. It's definitely not always easy but it's always worth it. I've learned to walk away from work when I hear that certain type of cry from Sammy. It use to be hard to walk away from work but I just don't care...honestly. He's more important than my work...besides, if I want to work that bad I can do it pretty much any time of day (10pm, 3am, noon) depending on what's happening. Pretty flexible.
It's amazing though...I have him 3 days a week right now and soon that will go to 4 days a week and possibly 5. So, more learning along the way for me. LOL. Thanks again Shawn, cheers to you and your family. Keep doing what you're doing.
3 months, 1 week ago on A Note to the Parents
@Beverlya Thanks Bev!! It's certainly sad to see so many kids in homes where dad or mom aren't around and all that. We need to take parenting as seriously as we take reality television. :-)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Back to the Grind
@Kelly Girl LOL...love ya Kelly!! You guys rock!! :-)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Second Guessing Your Second Guesses
@Tuesday Wilson Sweet of you, Tuesday!! Thank you. I think instinct really does go so far!! Some people, especially new parents often, may feel a lack of confidence which is why being able to surround yourself with positive people can be a huge benefit!! Cheers to you Tuesday, on this fine Tuesday! :-)
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Second Guessing Your Second Guesses
@HeatherBrowneDearborn Cheers sister...absolutely right. I wish people would stop expecting all babies to do the same thing...it makes it more scary when your baby does something else. I also wish people would stop being negative around new parents, it certainly does not help the situation!! :-)
@ginidietrich Totally agree...although his shocked/ scared face was pretty priceless too!
4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Ad Libbing for NFL Players and Animals
Hadn't seen video 1 before, we have a 3 month old boy so that one just cracks me up!! Have a great weekend!
@qstreet Hey Sam!! Wow, 8 hours a day...I can't imagine. It seems rather odd to me that modern medicine can't figure something like "colic" out. I guess it goes to show just how much the human body, especially a newborn, is still a mystery!! Hope you're doing well, cheers!
4 months ago on Colic: What the Hell Is It?
Thanks Heather!! It's a fun journey and the sharing has come easy. Part of it is that we really enjoy the conversation and bonding with those that want to follow along but we also like sharing because we think we can help others and others can help us. There cannot be a community of awesome without conversation!! :-)
No kidding Xochitl...the current system of education is very "inside the lines" and it can be extremely difficult to raise a kid who is not inside the lines in that system. In a previous marriage I had a stepson and he was a high energy, creative kid that could not learn in the "sit still, be quiet, don't touch anything" system. It's a challenge but as parents it is our responsibility to fight those challenges and do what's right for our kid. Cheers to ya!! :-)
4 months ago on Breaking Rules: Going Against the Grain
@Kim Jones Kim...that's so cool. That's how it should be...in my opinion!! It's just crazy to me that we attempt, in any way, to shut down their creativity! Cheers to ya girl! :-)
@samfiorella It's all good Sam, if you don't want to let that cat out of that bag...no worries. You have a reputation to uphold.
4 months, 1 week ago on #FollowFriday: Sam Fiorella
Wow...all this time I just thought he was a regular guy that sat on his porch drinking booze (well, Bud Light) and wearing scarves made by Margie Clayman. Who knew?!?!
@AnnieInRGB Hey there Annie...we feel so freaking lucky. I'm not sure what the answer is but our little dude does really good through the night. He will sleep any where from 4 to 8 hours straight...average is about 6. The cool thing though is that when he wakes up we can feed him and he will sleep again for an hour or 3! Lucky luck lucky!
4 months, 1 week ago on Shhhh, the Baby Is Sleeping