When my first child was a little over a year old, I felt like I had it pretty well figured out. I decided it was time for that boy to have a sibling. But the second boy was not the first boy! I had a whole new set of lessons to learn. Same scenario with my daughter, and then again with my youngest son. I finally learned that I will never have it figured out! What works with one child doesn't necessarily work with the others. That goes for everything from discipline, to motivation, to entertainment, to what to have for dinner! And then as soon as I think I've got a handle on things, one of them enters a new "phase" and it disrupts the whole organized chaos of the family. Phew. It's exhausting. But oh, so worth it when they're all laughing together. Or when I overhear my sons telling my daughter that she better marry someone good (she's 12, ha ha!) because she's too nice and they don't want anyone taking advantage of her. Or when they bring me breakfast in bed on Mother's Day.
Speaking of Mother's Day, I hope all of you mothers, and all of your mothers have a beautiful one! I'd like to contribute to that with a gift. A gift that's good through the end of May.... Because gifts from me are usually late, so get used to it!
From now through May 31 you can use the coupon code MOMDAY11 to get 20% off of either the Family Necklace or a Birthstone Ring. (which makes a great set of stacking mother's rings!)
Happy Mother's Day!