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. says

    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:)

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!! =)

  4. says

    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! :)

    • says

      Thanks Kim! I’m pretty innovative…I could apply but I actually have no IT skills. I’d certainly like to be something other than Snack provider!

    • says

      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!

    • says

      Thanks Tanya, let’s talk some more about this…just kidding! I can’t wait to check out your reading challenge- we are serious readers around here!

    • says

      That will be my happy thought for the night! Thank you!! It takes real self control to be fit AND frugal…I’m impressed!

  5. says

    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! :)

    • says

      Oh yes, you’ll be right where I am before you know it Jenny! My kids are 15 months apart, and the littles are 17 months apart…it’s worked out well so far- they each have a partner!

  6. says

    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

    • says

      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!

  7. says

    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.

    • says

      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!!

  8. says

    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!

    • says

      Wow! Thanks Danielle- a recommendation to a friend is the real deal- the pressure is ON now…I hope I can come up with something brilliant tomorrow!

  9. says

    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!!

    • says

      Don’t worry- my kids are tweens NOW and I’m still not really able to wrap my brain around it. I’m pretty sure it was just 3 weeks ago when they were learning to walk.

  10. says

    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!

    • says

      It’s not a doomsday thing that requires preparation…but it never hurts to think ahead a bit! Let me be the first to welcome you to the club, Ashley!

    • says

      Tween Twins! That is a post title waiting to happen- can’t wait to check out your blog, Nicky. Thanks!

  11. says

    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.

    • says

      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..

  12. says

    I LOVE run on sentences too! I wish my blog posts could just be one sentence LOL! Great blog!
    Cheers, Tara

    • says

      Yes, I’m in awe of it myself most days…good thing they are running the show because there’s no way I could be in charge of this many humans!

    • says

      Thanks! If you ever need a hopeless fashion boob to spread the fashion wisdom on like on those TLC shows- just let me know. I’m your boob!

    • says

      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!