Tag Archive: mommyhood

Words

We give our kids the words to understand themselves. One of my jobs as a parent is to give my kids words they can use to orient themselves inside the confusing world around them. We use words to express feelings, draw boundaries, connect with others, and get our needs met.  With toddlers, the trick is…

Proud Mommy Moment

Today is a big day here at The Woven Moments!   I’m over at The Kir Corner sharing my Proud Mommy Moment.  Hop on over to read about what I learned from Peanut this year in Kindergarten. Hint: It involves a 1000 pound animal and a whole lot of courage. If you are here from…

Choice or Consequence

We had a tough day Saturday. Pumpkin was completely out of sorts.  More than just your average 2-year-old tantrums, she was willfully disobedient and destructive.  She broke her sister’s toys.  She threw her shoes instead of putting them on.  She intentionally ran away from us at the store so we’d have to chase her. But…

The Hideaway

I like to think I’m both an introvert and an extrovert. But when push comes to shove I’m way more extroverted.  And while I cherish my alone time, the major moments in my life don’t feel real until I’ve shared them with my people. So it’s not always easy, and certainly not intuitive, for me to…

The Rose Garden

I published this post last year on skirt.com.  Now that we are rounding the corner to Mother’s Day, I thought it was worth re-posting here, with an updated picture from my garden.   Sending love and light to all we mothers who know grief. -Ryan —————————————— For some of us, Mother’s Day is a mixed…

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