So far, so good. It isn’t fully comfortable for me …

Comment on In Which I Make No Excuses by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

So far, so good. It isn’t fully comfortable for me to share. However, it is critical for parents to realize that we are responsible for our children. We are their voices. If we don’t speak and act for them, no one will. Further, if we grew up abused and became parents, there is another host of issues to deal with. We have to advocate for ourselves and accept full responsibility for our actions, even if that means stepping away as parents for a time and facing the biggest, scariest monsters we can imagine.

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Kelly, I am so glad we found each other again. I remember you from last time. Can we connect on FB?


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Thank you, Elaine. I did a lot of crying in front of and with them once school was out. They weren’t sure how to feel, so seeing my sadness helped. You are right about the sharing of grief. I’m glad I stayed open.


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Thank you. <3


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Yes, very true. We need to be able to share.

I am so glad you love the parenting. It is very unnatural to me; a constant battle to be kind. Even now I am struggling not to be angry about crumbs and drips and kids who refuse to listen the first or second or third time.

I look forward to each task they learn to complete on their own. Each bit of independence. But I am also working hard to enjoy the other moments. Books are almost always a win. Sharing stories fills my heart. 🙂


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I think, here, there have been longer stretches in between the beautiful moments despite my constant reframing. The kids are pushing boundaries, I have been dealing with some background noise, and there is the running to and fro. Mama, we need a break.


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