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Parenting is that unpredictable roller coaster ride where you successfully get one child through a life stage, like pulling out of a dip to reemerge at a peak in the track, only to dive into the next. Then what they don’t tell you is that having more than one child isn’t like taking the same ride over again. No, it is like you have a multi-year pass to Six Flags and for every child you are put onto a different ride, except, you are riding all of the simultaneously. No wonder so many parents feel overwhelmed!

As parents we have grown and changed with each additional child. Then, adding a bunch to what we were used to was a short steep run of it’s own. This process has changed who we are and how we parent including how we communicate expectations with our children. We think this has actually made us better parents as we have actively evaluated how we approach the challenge each of our children faces as they grow into young men and women.

We have a few things we have learned along the way.

June's ex-partner & 'other parent' conflict peak
10 Reasons to Love Being a Step-Parent
Fostering Sisterhood (& Brotherhood)
Watch this space!

Want more?

Check out the blog posts where we talk about our role as parents.

Much Ado about Nothing
Pondering Playgroups
Step-Mumming through Mother's Day
Embracing a 'Pay It Forward' Spirit
The Truth of the Matter
How we included our bonus children in our marriage
Handing loaded guns to children
Pj Bear Makes His Mark
Halma Perlen Craft
GooRoo Animation
Heart Melting Moments
No one is youer than you
Watch this space!

Kristy has a special ‘Mum Moments’ series that she is writing to at the moment:

Mum Moments 15 - Doing yesterday over...
Mum Moments 14 - Prepare for Christmas
Mum Moments 13 - If money and time were no object..
Mum Moments 12 - Focus on #1 Priority
Mum Moments 11 - Top Three Priorities - Part 3
Mum Moments 11 - Top Three Priorities - Part 2
Mum Moments 8 Revisited - Finding Rest
Mum Moments 11 - Top Three Priorities - Part 1
Watch this space!
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We are also quite specifically blogging about pregnancy at this time:

Welcoming Charlie Brown
Breaking the News of a Baby
A Matter of Respect (Boundaries)
Spilling the Beans (featuring a poem for you)
Watch this space!

We have also written a little bit about miscarriage and pregnancy loss:

Breaking through silence
Taking time to 'reset'
Finding Acceptance - Part Two
Mum Moments 8 Revisited - Finding Rest
Finding Acceptance - Part One
Out of Control
Watch this space!

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