I am a top parent

I recently received notification that my blog had made the Top 100 Parenting Blogs on the Daily Reviewer.


Apparently my readers nominated me for this. Which really is most awesome. Thank you to whoever the readers were :)

BUT it did make me giggle a little. I dont think I am particularly good at parenting. I am not one of those natural moms and often I think I am very unfair to my kids.

I treat them, most of the time, as little adults. I never did they whole baby talk thing with them, I make allowances for them because they are little but they make their own choices and decisions alot of the time. They are taught to be independant and think for themselves. I dont over react when the fall or when they are sick.

I am also not the most patient person. I yell and shout and am irrational and pretty much all the time some times I dont know what to do.

So if you ask me the things I am good at – parenting wouldnt be one of them.

Not that I dont appreciate this award because I do. I am honoured and really appreciate it alot :)


  1. says

    Congrats on the award.

    I’ve had to come to terms with not being a “natural mom” too, whatever that may be. And I do think that can also be good for your child. Mine knows I struggle too; that I don’t always know the right answers for her questions and that sometimes what I don’t have the right words to make her feel better /or I miss the mark and say something hurtful unintentionally. And she says that’s ok, because it makes me look human, like she’s not the only one some things don’t come naturally to.

  2. says

    Well done! And I do think that you are a bit harsh and overly critical with yourself about the parenting thing.

    There is no right or wrong way. There is only the way that works for YOU as a family. Your kids seem like well adjusted little people who can think for themselves and who love you. I would say that is doing a pretty damn good job!

  3. says

    I was convinced someone burnt the “raising kids” manual when Joshua was born as a cruel joke to get back at me. Glad to see I’m not alone in my Adventure Trail of raising my own little terrorist :)

  4. Leigh-Ann says

    It is not easy when you are a single parent. I’ve met your two munch-kins and they are well adjusted, well mannered and sooo polite. Good on you Laura – a job well done !!!!

  5. says

    You are a real parent and not afraid to admit mistakes and I think that is what is the most important. While I try to parent is a ‘natural’ ie greener way, this whole parenting thing does not come naturally or easily. Anyone who says it does is lying

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