With Stephen Nichols coming back to days. Would love a blog about your friendship or working relationship -experiences shared. Would be neat if you interviewed each other. Would Love to hear about your travels and more gardening. Just love your blog
Hey Mary Beth! This site is looking amazing! So, I would love to hear a little bit about travel – your favorite places to go…the places, restaurants, etc. in those places that should not be missed…do you enjoy travel…and what makes travel enjoyable for you, etc. 🙂
Since your kids are now grown, looking back, would you have done anything differently in raising them? Or, what worked for you and what didn’t? I have 2 small kids 7 and 3. Though several years apart, emotionally/mentally, they are about 2 years apart. I am having a difficult time determining the best discipline approach. Spanking doesn’t make sense to me, and we don’t do it; but I’m tired of them disobeying and tired of the yelling- and I’m just tired.
Let me add that although I was raised in a home where we were all spanked, for numerous reasons, I’m raising my kids in a no-spanking home. This leads me somewhat at a loss as to how to effectively discipline. In a southern home, I was raised with the fear of the belt etc. instilled in me as a way my parents “nipped that shit in the bud” but how do I do this w/o the spankings? We do time out… not overly effective. Loss of things we love…. again, a little more, but not overly effective. Don’t misunderstand, I have a great relationship with my kids. We love, hug, kiss big time. Mom is still #1 in their book. But, I want to make sure our journey leads us to adults who are respectful, reliable, hard working members of society and where they and Mom are still the best of friends.