Letting her help will slow down the pace of your work, but it will meet her (and your!) need for play, which to her is not different from work. The work is not only “your” work. It is her work too.
Many a cautionary tale in the overworked parent genre brings up the “school play” as the missed event. What about missing things that aren’t even things, don’t even happen, and one can’t even know that one has missed?
I feel I am often losing my patience these days. I end up raising my voice, or at least having … More
No one is asking me to use formula, but they don’t seem to understand why breastfeeding takes so much time! Isn’t he done? they will ask, and I get tense, as if I have to know the answer
Delights await Askamma readers – 18 beautiful photos of little ones in their slings. Now it is your turn to … More
I was once stopped on the street by an elderly woman who looked uncomfortable as I said “hi” as I walked into a party that she was just leaving. As she walked slowly towards me I smiled and waited for her acknowledge my greeting before I continued walking towards the house.
Cloth diapers, especially light-weight cloth diapers pave the way for diaper-free because the baby feels the wetness and demands hygiene assistance (i.e. clean-up) immediately.
Dear Amma, I am following the homeschooling approach, but please tell me what the child will feel after 5 years … More
I have found that the hours I have spent walking my sick babies around has been time that I could truly tap in to what they needed even more than in their healthy hours; they spoke a different language when they were sick, and it was incumbent upon me to learn this language.
We were at a hotel with my sister and her children. My niece said that she would not have a … More