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An Open Letter to My Kids About Summer – by M. Blazoned

Welcome Summer! School is officially out and the kids are already in full summer mode. While scrolling through twitter, I came across this post by M. Blazoned. Her humor, although right on point makes for a perfect read as you and your children begin summer vacation. Enjoy!

An Open Letter to My Kids About Summer

Hey Kids,

Feel free to leave your stuff wherever you want this summer. Half-finished smoothies in the family room? No problem. I got it. Socks in the hall. I’m on it. Dishes in the sink? Keep ‘em coming. Legos? Everywhere? Love it. Oh, and feel free to drag your blankets all over the house and abandon them the moment you no longer want them. I’ll fold them lovingly for you and return them to your rooms.

And doors? Shutting them is optional. I’m right behind you, so, seriously, don’t worry about it. I love when the wasps get in and the air conditioning gets out. Who are we to be sequestered in our climate-controlled house? Open door policy in this house. We have endless money.

And it’s totally fine to leave your wet bathing suits and towels on any surface, from the floor to the banister. I love heaps, but be creative! Oh, and putting them on painted wood surfaces is the best. I’ll grab them so they don’t warp the wood. You’re busy. Stop. Get back to your Netflix. Friends is not going to binge-watch itself.

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So here’s to us parents, and a summer filled with love, laughter and hopefully a great sense of humor to get us through our days, while making wonderful memories! Happy Parenting!

Blessings, Danielle

 

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20 ways to be present in your teen’s life

Present, overbearing or abandonment? I know my job as a mom is to prepare my children for adulthood, marriage and parenthood; but I find myself more in my mind at times than where I need to be sort-of-speak. I am constantly asking myself “Am I involved enough in their life? Should I lend a hand (in ____ situation) or let them fall? Did I allow them the right amount of independence they need? Am I overstepping my boundaries? The list. Is. Endless. Continue reading