Wednesday, December 15, 2010

10 Days Till Christmas and Wisdom Wednesday!

It's officially two weeks until Christmas! How are you handling it? I shopped for the kids presents throughout the year so now we are just going to go one day and get some stocking stuffers and last minute things too. Well, that is for the children that live in my house at least! Everyone else? Pictures, yup, it's my go to arsenal. And for the Hubby, NO IDEA! He has changed so much this past year and the only things I can think of that he might like would be a Farmville gift card and an iTunes giftcard. What about you guys? What are you getting your husbands? Inspire me....please!!!


On another note, this post is suppose to have a little Wisdom factoid in it for us Moms to get us throughout the week. So, without further adieu, my Wisdom Wednesday Fact for Moms:

Do what is best for YOUR family!

Some things work for your family and some things don't. You are the deciding factor of how your family will function. If your kids don't go to bed till past 9 and sleep in till 10 don't stress about it! I know the parenting books say they should be in bed by 8 at the latest but if that doesn't work for you, skip it. Don't take parenting books to be your golden bible, they are just guidelines. When I had my first child, I pored over all the parenting books I could find, hoping to give my child a better upbringing than my parents gave me. I have found though (since having my second), all those parenting books have been tossed out the window. Yes, they were great savers with my first but you learn so much with actually experiencing it yourself. My theory is that they are your kids for a reason, they didn't just get stuck with you. You were meant to be their mother and you will have some natural inspiration with how to handle their individual needs. Books may help, but when all is said and done you know what will work for them the most (your attention and love). Give your children the real gift they want for Christmas this year....your TIME!

9 comments:

  1. Hi Amber,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the thoughtful comment. I came here to follow back but now think I will have to subscribe to your posts too. I really enjoy what you have to say.

    I especially agree with you on the bedtime thing. 8pm bedtimes meant 6 am waking babies and I could not get up at 6am and still function. I did the same thing as you, read EVERYTHING I could get my hands on while pregnant with my first. I quickly realized that reality was just not the same as in the books. I developed my own style that worked for us. The kids got 8-10 hours of sleep each night and I always managed to get rest and still wake before them. It worked for us!

    Love the festive look of your blog :) and look forward to learning more about you through your posts.

    Your new bloggy friend,

    Anna

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  2. I haven't been to Springfield since my college days but it brings back good memories. I had a roommate who had family there and we spent a weekend with them around the holidays.

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  3. @Nanny Anna

    Thanks Anna! I appreciate your comment! I hope I can keep providing you with enjoyable posts! lol.

    I just write what comes into my head, sometimes that might not be so pleasant but I hope to keep all the posts as positive as possible: )

    So, I totally agree with you! As long as the kids are happy and getting enough sleep whatever you are doing must be working! If not you have 18 years to correct it, hopefully you could get it down by then, haha!

    I'm so glad to have a new "blogger" friend. I've never had people that I didn't know as friends before so I'm glad that you are so nice! It will be nice to finally have some adult conversations too!

    Cordially,

    Amber

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  4. @Scribbit

    That's awesome that you've been to Springfield! I like here in Springfield too but I might want to take being snowed in (like in Alaska) over Tornadoes in November! It's a little ridiculous! My family use to live in Colorado so I like the snow better!

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  5. Thanks for following my blog! I'm now following you back :) Have a great week!

    Misty
    http://MistysThoughtsToo.blogspot.com

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  6. @MistyThanks for the follow back! Happy Holidays to you!

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  7. Stopping by/commenting back from your visit to my blog - Positive Kismet...Thank you!
    I'm now a follower of your blog.
    Have a Happy Holiday Season!
    Best,
    Elizabeth

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  8. Your blog is so cute.
    New follower from FMBT. Have a great week and happy holidays

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  9. If I read any parenting book I am sure evrything I am doing would be considered wrong, but I HAVE A GREAT DAUGHTER!!

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