Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Humans are imperfect beings. We, as parents, forget that. I need to get over some of those worries too, about my childrens' futures. One of mine that has been big lately is the shift of my girl from a toddler/preschooler to a school-ager. Suddenly more emotional, testing boundaries. I look ahead to her teen years sometimes and fear an adversarial relationship. Like you, I need to toss those ideas out. I can only do my best, right now, and pray that our relationship will be stronger because of it all. And just keep trying.

I may have to make a private list of my mental trash pile. It's time to start fresh and clean, right in the middle of winter. What a great idea.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I do what you do, Omaha--I think ahead and wonder if T. and I will have lots of mother/daughter battles...I also worry lots about L. based on behaviors he's exhibiting now, and I know I shouldn't...