Hi, I’m Corinne…
Mom to three kids, including twins, although some days I feel like some cross of an animal wrangler, short-hand cook, shuttle driver, assembly line and negotiator.
I’m just like any other parent – I’m trying my best to be a good Mom while juggling my family’s needs and home responsibilities. But since I’m being honest… being a parent is hard. It’s harder than I thought.
I’ve learned the hard way that each of my kids are unique and what works for one, most definitely will not work for the other. The moment I think I have something figured out, they decide this is the optimal time to shake things up and keep me on my toes.
Everyday I try to soak in little moments (even those ones I don’t exactly like, such as when the kids glued rocks to the countertops or blow their noses on bath towels, gross right?) because being a Mom is something I’ve always wanted.
The Pragmatic Parent isn’t a place to tell other Moms how to be a parent… because I can’t do that. Every baby and every child is different and nobody can tell you how to be a Mom. That’s the thing; you’ll get advice from everyone, but in the end, only you know your child and you know your family.
The Pragmatic Parent is about my own real life experience and what I’ve found works – and might work for you. Or there might only be one nugget of wisdom that does the trick, but you always have to trust yourself, believe in your instincts and do what’s best for you.
There isn’t a Parenting Manual…
It is normal to feel like you’re failing.
It’s normal to question everything you’re doing as wrong or not working.
It’s normal to having feelings of being burnout on motherhood.
It’s normal to be insanely in love and then being frustrated and irritated with your kids the next.
It’s normal to cry at night and be racked with guilt.
It’s normal to want alone time when you’re an Introverted Mom but helpless because you don’t have it.
It’s normal to look at pictures of your kids and feel your heart want to burst.
It’s normal to laugh at the insane reason your kid just had a tantrum.
It’s normal to search Google and Pinterest for “how to __________,” every day.
It’s normal to think you’re screwing up your kid.
But here’s the thing… you aren’t.
You’re a good Mom.
You’re a good Dad.
You’re a good Parent.
You’re trying your best.
You love your child.
There is no manual for being a parent.
We’re all in this together. This parenthood thing. This life thing.
Choose kindness, choose patience, choose to be positive.
This is a No Judgement Zone
This is not a site for “controversial” topics such as breastfeeding, co-sleeping and vaccinations. I support the choice you make for your family and your children. Those choices you make are between you and your doctor and your family.
Parenting is hard enough, there are so many different opinions as to what is “right” but how you parent is always a matter of choice. This isn’t a place to bash or bicker with others who feel one way or another. This site offers helpful and smart information so you can take what you want from it, apply it to your own family and situation and share your wins.
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