Growing Tweens

Let’s keep this week moving with today’s featured blogger, Growing Tweens.

Read all about how she is her growing her plants…I mean tweens!

I’m growing tweens right now. Not so much teaching them or training them or modeling them into something of my own choosing: mostly just watching the people they are becoming as it happens right before my eyes. Like growing a plant- I’m there to contribute and assist in well-being and health all I can…most of the work seems to be taking place within the object(s) of my affection.

I’m at the bit of motherhood after potty-training and before Trigonometry homework. It’s an in between phase. With four kiddos & two of them tweens in the house, I feel the impacts (odors) of puberty, pride in glimpses of good decision-making, agog at sudden signs of rebellion, and joy at embracing the chaos of it all with my hard-working hubby on a daily basis. Also, I’m a big fan of run-on sentences. I’m am so ready to enjoy meeting all of you on this my much-anticipated SITS feature blogger day!

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  1. Happy Late Sits Day. I love Tweens!
    Laura @ Pruning Princesses recently posted..12 Posts from 2012 You Should Read

  2. Heading on over..
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  3. Congrats on SITS day! LOVE your blog girl!
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  4. Happy belated SITS day!! I’m just now playing catch up but on my way to visit your little place in blogland.
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  5. Where does time fly? I look at all the comments of people who can’t fathom having Tweens and I think: That used to be me! But here I am ; home filled with Tweens (and 1 teen – yikes)
    …Looking forward to reading your blog:)
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  6. Tweens! I can’t even fathom. I have a 3- and a 4-year-old right now. I look forward to that age range, though – the conversations, the jokes, and hopefully they’ll be done dropping food on the floor. :) Can’t wait to check out your blog!
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  7. Can’t wait to head over! Happy SITS Day! – A day late. :)
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  8. i love the dynamic of all the different ages! can’t wait to read more :)
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  9. Congratulations on your SITS day! I can’t wait to see what you have to say lol… I’m still in preschooler mode and soon to be back into newborn routines. But…lol..from what I hear, its NEVER too early to learn how to parent a tween!! =)
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  10. I’m glad that you are taking the time to enjoy your children. Anyone with children knows that it goes so fast. I have a seven-month old son and I can’t even believe it’s been seven months already. I hope you enjoy your day! :)

  11. Happy SITS Days! Looking forward to reading your blog!
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  12. Hope you are having a great Sits day!!!
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    • I soooo need to turn myself into a healthy snacker- can’t wait to check this out. And, in turn, provide healthy snacking lessons for my kiddos that will last them a lifetime.
      Thanks Britton!
      Angi recently posted..We have a SITSuation here…

  13. Enjoying the humor and honesty of your over talker post. Happy SITS day!
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  14. What !! You don’t look old enough to have tweens, I hope you have had a fabulous SITS Day!!
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  15. Happy SITS Day! Heading over to read your blog now! I have a 2 year old and a 3 year old. The tween years are still a bit down the road for us, but they should be interesting since my kids are 14 months apart! :)
    Jenny @ Creatively Blooming recently posted..Snickers Takes His Show on the Road

  16. Happy SITS day-your post about remaining un-diagnosed is in someways so true. I have 9 kids and with one I went the route of the diagnosis. Not really an improvement or change in the outcome. What you say about parents knowing the most about a child is true often professionals forget to take into consideration the vast wealth of knowledge we as parents have about our child (since even before birth)!Merry Christmas!
    The Garden Goat
    The Garden Goat recently posted..A Gift of Prayers

    • Thanks for that thoughtful response. I am so happy no one has been horrified by my approach to this *yet* and it has felt right, as time passes. My son is certainly coming into his own and finding his own methods of self-control and fitting it into what’s mostly-appropriate. As long as it feels like it’s *working* I’ll go with it!
      Angi recently posted..We have a SITSuation here…

  17. heading over for a visit
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  18. I’m a total over-talker too…I always think “hmmm, maybe I should just let that go.” and yet I never do!
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  19. Happy SITS day :)
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  20. Looking forward to reading more!
    The Roving Retorter recently posted..Semple Sale

  21. Happy SITS Day!
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  22. Happy SITS day! I dont have tweens yet, but I have Tween/teen siblings. These are still good things to read up on. Thanks for your blog.
    Mallissa recently posted..Festival of Trees and SNOW!

    • How sweet. My hubby has a son 13 years his junior- he’s always fun to have around because he’s a different generation and no one else in the 21 year age range wants to hang out with us!!
      Angi recently posted..We have a SITSuation here…

  23. Sounds like a great blog, Happy Sits Day!
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  24. This is such a great blog – I am forwarding it to my cousin who, unlike me, does have tweens to deal with :) Happy SITS day!
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  25. Happy SITS day! i can’t even fathom what it will be like when my kids are tween. They are 2 and 10 months now and time is flying by WAAAAYYY too fast!! I’ll head over to your blog and hopefully get some pointers!!
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  26. Happy SITS Day!!
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  27. Hope you had a SUPER SITS day!! I’m new to the club and to say that I am super excited and flabbergasted with everything I’m learning is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!

    Heading over to your site right now!

  28. Happy SITS day!

  29. Don’t have a tween yet but will very soon. Heading over now!
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  30. Happy SITS DAY!!! I am excited about your blog because I have tweens as well that are twins!
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  31. I’m a fan of run on sentences too and I love that you are stepping back and watching your children grow how they are meant to grow.
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    • That’s sweet. Thanks. I think the run-on sentence adoration could be part of my over-talking issue?! I am also fond of all things peppermint and therefore must follow your recipe link..
      Angi recently posted..We have a SITSuation here…

  32. I LOVE run on sentences too! I wish my blog posts could just be one sentence LOL! Great blog!
    Cheers, Tara
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  33. Enjoy your SITS day!
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  34. 4 kids! I’m impressed already :) happy SITS day!
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  35. Happy sits day….
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  36. I have a tween and she and I are trying to find a happy place! Happy SITS Day!
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    • That’s how it is in our house. We usually can find a happy place but there’s no guarantee it will last more than 80 minutes before the stomp-spin shows up!
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  37. Hope you have a great SITS day!
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  38. I know all about the smells of puberty! Especially w/boys…it’s a whole new world there!

    TracyAnn from and
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  39. I hope you enjoy your SITS day! My sister and I were tweens at the same time, so I know we drove our mom crazy! lol
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