“Good parenting is subjective and the same tips don’t work for all people.” — Brandi Rossi.
Who Really has the formula for what it takes to be the perfect parent? If you find that person, give them my phone number, address, and all of my social media contacts so they have no issues reaching me, because I am by no means anywhere close to the perfect parent. A Pretty Amazing Parent?… Yes! Made my share of mistakes?… Absolutely! But perfect? Not by a long shot. The truth is, in a perfect world, there would be perfect parents, but in this day and age, even the best of the best meet with challenges and learn along the way in the journey of parenting, and I am no exception. So let me tell you what happened to me one day.
I was scrolling through sites on the internet to get some new ideas on fun stuff to do with the kids and ran across this parenting site. I don’t remember what it was called, but I do remember the quote I saw on it. It read, “Ever had a job where you had no experience, no training, you weren’t allowed to quit, and people’s lives were at stake? That’s parenting.” All I could do was laugh, and talk back to the screen sarcastically and tell it, “you don’t know my life!…loll.” But it did…loll, because I thought about how, once upon a time, that related directly to me, and probably still relates to me to an extent and to so many other parents too. I interact with kids and parents all the time at work, so I know first hand that some days parents feel like, “I got this! Piece of cake,” and other days, it’s like trial and error, and you just hope and pray that you get it right.
Well, what I do know is this, the role of parenting isn’t limited to just wearing the title of mom or dad, making meals, or getting them ready for school. Parents are protectors, counselors, entertainers, nurturers, accountants, listeners, teachers, and the list can go on and on. If you think about it, we are the “jack of all trades” because we play multiple roles; and that is why we are More than just parents. My name is Kiyoko Demings aka todae2luv1, and this is the first of many posts to come. This is a place where I will be sharing experiences (some funny, some serious), tips from other parents, discussing issues, joys, some research-based information and resources that may be helpful. Most of all, I would like to build, connect with and hear from you, and hopefully you will gain something from my posts, even if it is just knowing that you are not alone in whatever it is that you are experiencing as a parent. I am not the authority on parenting, so this is not a blog to tell you what you should or should not do as a parent, and there is no parent bashing or negativity in this blog home, just building. And as I like to say often, “All Things Done in Love.” So stay tuned for more, and don’t forget to Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates. Peace!