Let’s just jump right into things, shall we?
My name is Megan, I am a mother to my AMAZING son, Jude. He’s 7 going on 17. No joke. I have my hands full in the best way with this guy. I am married to Paul. We’ve known each other for almost 10 years, and just recently got married in December, and are currently trying to have a baby!
Family is my main priority. We live close to both our parents. And when I say my dad is my best friend, I mean it.
I was raised a certain way by my dad, and the impact it has made on me as a parent is astounding. I consciously choose to be a parent that will leave an impact on my children in the same way.
In a world where it is so easy to turn on, tune in, and drop out, I refuse to allow my family to be like that. It is so easy to become disconnected from your family when the world is on a smart phone, at your fingertip, and you can keep a kid quiet with video games, or a tablet. But to me, that’s not living, and that’s not making a difference in your child’s life. As a kid, my memories didn’t come from the latest Power Rangers episode, they came from my experiences, and the involvement my dad had. It’s amazing how kids remember the little things.
Daddy daughter dances, records, music, holiday traditions, just to name a few things.
My favorite thing my dad did was let me be myself. I wore a lot of strange outfits, including red lipstick at 8 years old. But in this way my dad taught me it’s ok to be different as long as you’re being true to yourself. So, with Jude, I let him do the same thing. Am I embarrassed sometimes? Oh yes. But then I look at him, dressed in his orange basketball shorts, tie die shirt, Phoenix Coyotes gloves, and Batman hat, and remember that I love him so much more because he is unique. If I had it my way he would look like one of those cute kids you see all over Pinterest, but then, he wouldn’t look like my Jude.
So I am here to share what I do with my son and family, with you. I’d love to hear what you guys do with your kids and family, too!