The Imperfect Parent – Snack Time, Are You THAT Mom?

The Imperfect Parent - Snack Time, Are You THAT Mom?

Do you fret about what to pack for snacks, how to pack them, and wonder what others are doing?

You know how it goes, you go to the park, mall or a playgroup, everyone is watching you as you haul out the snacks for your child. Or at least you THINK they are all watching you. Honestly, every parent is probably feeling judged for the umpteenth time during their day already, they are likely all sheepishly hauling out their snacks as well.

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The Imperfect Parent – We Are All Strangers Until We Meet

The Imperfect Parent - We Are All Strangers Until We Meet

What ever happened to having a best friend, or group of friends?

I understand that we all go our own ways, and start families or careers at various times, we lose touch and life gets busy. But when did it all begin to mean so little to us. I am 41, with two children, a wonderful husband and very few close friends. Even the people I consider close, I rarely see in person. Then when I am out I continue the "lonely" trend by being an introvert.

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The Imperfect Parent – My Kid Lives On Crackers and Milk!

The Imperfect Parent - My Kid Lives On Crackers and Milk!

Frustrating is the nice way of putting it when I describe meals with my 3 1/2 year old.

Do you have a "picky" eater?

You start to wonder if you are failing at this whole parenting thing. You feel like everyone is judging you.

I can't tell you how many blog posts and expert articles I have read about feeding a picky eater. They pretty much all tell you what your kid should be eating, and tricks for how to get them to eat veggies and fruit.

I get it, I understand why it works with some kids...but just because it worked for you, it doesn't mean my kid will react the same. (more…)