Happy New Year!

YAY! 2017 is behind me !

2017 was one heck of a year for me. I lost a lot of loved ones and even if you are expecting it, it doesn’t make it any easier. My mother decided to give us the scariest Halloween of my almost half a century of life and had a massive Stroke. I don’t think anyone could ever top that Halloween trick nor do I want them too! My relationship ended and if you think your relationship can handle everything, well think again. Life happens and sometimes it adds too much to a relationship and it breaks…sad but true.

Needless to say, I was extremely happy to ring in the new year and let the past year go. Not that there weren’t some fantastic moments in 2017. Z learned to walk! A learned to read! My oldest girl got MARRIED!

I am going into the new year new, putting all the negatives and hard times behind me. I am focusing on those who love me and letting go of those who don’t, listening to encouragement and blocking out those who hold me back with their negativity. There is nothing like negativity to hold you back, discourage you from moving forward or letting your dreams stay only dreams. 2018 is my year to move forward and make my dreams come true.

 

Hello world!

This greeting seems rather appropriate as I begin my journey blogging about parenting as an older, a much older parent. I always imagined that each of my children had this thought coming into the world. Each one with a different addition to what the world could expect. My first born would have been, “Hello world, I am here to help.” my fifth and final child would have been “Hello world, look out!”

Over the almost 3 decades of parenting, I have seen many changes. Car seats 3 decades ago were a light piece of plastic and no one really paid attention to safety or comfort, after all I think there were only 3 or 4 models back then. I would feel sorry for new parents today, except that I am one of them.

Uppababby, BOB, Peg Perego, Baby Jogger, Bugabboo, Quinny, Graco, Cosco…just to name a few ….so many strollers! With my first child I had the choice of a pram, a pink umbrella stroller or a blue umbrella stroller!!! Had I not worked for a store that specialized in baby gear, I would have surely spent hours searching the web with tears rolling down my face as I tried to decide which stroller to get my precious bundle of joy.

I think parenting today takes a lot more knowledge and a lot more strength in many areas than it did 3 decades ago. I am here to share my journey, experiences and knowledge as I start my journey over again from A2Z.