In yesterday’s post we spoke to Hailey, a Mum of three from South Australia. Have a read of this insight from Adrienne and her parenting experiences.
“I lost my job when I had my first baby, as we lost funding in the government changes, I was on a contract and no…”
“…one was going to give a 4 months pregnant person a new job, in the end it was a blessing in disguise. I gained a new little best friend, we bought our first house and we got married. So the point here is, looking back at this trial in my life, which at that point was considered a small tragedy, it actually got me where I am here today. And we evolve from these things, from the hardships we overcome, throughout life.”
Through our Family Insights, we are trying to give a glimpse into what it actually means to be a Parent, it is not always glamorous and fun, sometimes it involves struggles and difficulties, but we aim to provide honesty and motivation, to understand that happiness comes from overcoming obstacles…
In yesterday’s post we spoke to Adrienne, a Mum of one to Charleigh from Boston. Have a read of this insight from Adrienne and her parenting experiences.
“…I at times go in to a panic if my husband mentions something that may be wrong with my daughter. It’s like he isn’t allowed to communicate about his parenting worries…”
“Balance has been a struggle as a family. Finding time for yourself, for your child, for your significant other, it’s TOUGH. On top of that my struggle with anxiety and how that manifests itself as a parent has been a definite struggle for us as a family. I at times go in to a panic if my husband mentions something that may be wrong with my daughter. It’s like he isn’t allowed to communicate about his parenting worries. We work on it and have found strategies to effectively communicate. Communication is key!…”
In yesterday’s post we spoke to Mum of 4 Anne-Sophie from Paris. She spoke to us about everything from balancing rules to making those all important family memories…
“To me, parenting is helping my children grow up to become as happy, independent and fulfilled human beings as possible…”
“…To me, parenting is helping my children grow up to become as happy, independent and fulfilled human beings as possible! It means setting up a framework. That framework has rules and limits. They will test those limits and sometimes go over them. It also means that there are exceptions. We have to choose the battles we want to fight and let some issues go. We need to remain firm on other issues – all of which depends on our values….”
In yesterday’s post we spoke to Becki, a Mum of two to Caleb and Essie. Every Sunday we’ll be giving you an insight from a Mum and her parenting experiences.
“Every parent looks to their past and wants to add something to their children’s path…”
“You look to how your parents did it for guidance. We were not allowed sweets, during the week, Sunday was sweetie day. As an adult, I knew I wanted to do the same for my children, that its a treat. Being open and talking was a big one for me, My family are quite an open family compared to my husband’s, so like all families it’s all about teamwork. The challenge can sometimes be linking two different childhoods together to create one parenting style.
Every parent looks to their past and wants to add something to their children’s path and so on, my dad worked a lot. He feels he didn’t do as much as he would have liked with us (I personally don’t look at it like that, we had a very lovely childhood with nice holidays, because he worked so hard) but now he is a grandparent, he is having a second go as it were! The grand kids get away with everything with him…”
In yesterday’s post we spoke to Emma, a Mum of three from Cornwall. Every Sunday we’ll be giving you an insight from a Mum and her parenting experiences.
“…I will always support you don’t ever be afraid to talk to me, you know there’s nothing that you can say which will upset me. I’m here to support you 100%…”
“…I was fostered as a child so I’ve always known that as a Mum I want to be the best parent I can possibly be. Going from foster home to foster home, I’ve always wanted to show them that no matter what you do wrong I will always back and support you. The affection you get from them, knowing that you’ve created this little person. You see how much they love you and rely on you. Even the smallest things, like cooking their favourite dinner (which is anything pasta!) makes them so happy. This little person you’ve created is so amazing.”