When I was younger, I always knew that I wanted children, regardless of if a man thought that I was fit to be his wife or partner. I knew that I didn’t want to leave this world without reproducing. As a little girl, yes, I wanted to get married and have the fairytale wedding that society sells us but I also knew that having children was very important to me. Whether you’re single or not, bringing life into this world and/or shaping and molding a life from childhood into adulthood is nothing short of miraculous.
As parents, we always want the best things for our kids. But in an attempt to protect them, do we overdo our ‘job’ as a mother or a father? That’s a very important question to ask ourselves especially when we are trying to prepare our kids for the future, helping them deal with an inevitable aspect of growing up—disappointment.
For many American households, grandparents function as the primary caregiver for the kids. In case you are wondering how many, a 2016 pbs.org article puts the number at 2.7 million in the US alone who raise their grandkids. Experts believe that this trend is here to stay. It comes as no surprise that grandparents have a day dedicated to them.
I cherish their life and try to capture the moment by snapping a picture. At times, or I should say, many times they don’t want their picture taken. Thursday was an evening that consisted of are routine afternoon adventures.
The primary advantages of being a stay-at-home mom is the fact that you can be there for your child whenever your little one needs you. Any mom knows how difficult it is to leave a baby for hours while she has to go to work. While separation anxiety in a baby does not start before six months of age, a mom probably starts feeling it right after giving birth.