Sydney Proctor's Blog (6)

Helicopter Parent or Slacker Mom? How to walk away from the heli-pad!

As soon as we take on the task of minding children whether we birth them or simply become their caregivers you will always have an involuntary knee jerk reaction of trying to catch them during a fall. When they are really little you will actually dive for them but when you are sitting across a table from a 6 foot + 21 yo who has just suffered his first heartbreak you will feel that same gut wrenching twist and you will wish that you really could make it better with a Ninja Turtle Band-Aid…

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Added by Sydney Proctor on July 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Finding the "me" in "mom" and shedding some pounds along the way!

So this mom thing offers up plenty of excuses to not take care of yourself? My kids need me, what if something happens? I can worry myself right on into a bag of HoHo's and blow off the gym. Truly a double whammy, if ever! Everyone has talked about putting yourself…
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Added by Sydney Proctor on July 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The new "Mommy Wars" Slacker mom vs. Alpha mom

Mommy wars were originally the stomping ground of the working in the home mom versus the working out of the home mom. Now most people understand no matter how you slice it, it's ALL WORK! Why bother fighting over who does what best. In my world it goes something like this, I'll make the cupcakes(disclaimer below) and you do the spread sheet. Before Excel, carpools went something like this, hey if you drive Monday, I'll drive Thursday? I can read a spreadsheet, just don't ask me to write it…

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Added by Sydney Proctor on July 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

No Children Allowed, AKA THE BRAT BAN?!

I'm so rarely ahead of the curve however just last week some 28 yo friend of my youngest sister was hollering at me on Facebook about "my alleged parental indignation" over not being ALLOWED to take my kids to see a Harry Potter movie, at ten in the morning on a summer's day. My sister had gone to a movie theatre that had a bar and reserved seating and was gushing about drinking cocktails at ten am while watching Harry Potter with nary a kid in sight. Her friend chirped in, "I hate kids and…

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Added by Sydney Proctor on July 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

The Myth of "FREE TIME"

I remember clearly being asked when my eldest started pre-school, "what are you going to do with all your free time?" At that point I still had a toddler under foot so really, what free time? Same question arose when the eldest went to kindergarten. The 2 yo went to pre-school from 9-12 and the newly minted Kindergartener from 11:15 to 3. The drive to one school from the other, twenty-two minutes in the Batmobile. Finally the youngest started kindergarten, he too went at 11:15 which meant…

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Added by Sydney Proctor on July 18, 2012 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

Drinking a GRAPE-TINI, how did this happen?

A grapetini for all of you in the real world is  sugar-free grape Kool-Aid, a splash of Grey Goose over ice. Why would I possibly drink such an abysmally uninspired cocktail? This is my punishment for not paying attention. The 8 yo managed to get in the car knowing I was off to the supermarket, I try and limit this occurrence for sanity's sake. He has mastered the art of breaking you down at the supermarket and we invariably play some twisted version of supermarket, DUCK, DUCK,…

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Added by Sydney Proctor on July 18, 2012 at 9:09pm — No Comments

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