Re: Red Shutters, Thursday, questions
posted at 5/16/2013 2:30 PM EDT
In response to BDCKristi's comment:
Kimberly, can you share with us a tough parenting moment and how you handled it?
Also, how do you find the time to write? Do you schedule it or wing it?
It sounds like you've traveled a lot. What is your dream trip? Also, can you share some of your favorite tips for travel with kids?
What's your least favorite household chore and why?
Tough parenting moment? The challenge I'm facing right now is a very strong-willed and defiant 3-year-old! Whoever said 2 was rough hadn't made it to 3! My daught (the aforementioned 3-year-old) is being testing boundaries. The best strategy I have for it is to be patient and firm and remember that life can tough so a strong girl will be a blessing some day!
Finding time to write Red Shutters is one of my biggest challenges. I grab time here and there, planning ahead with posts as much as possible. Fortunately, my husband is very supportive of the blog and helps me out by taking the kids on mini-adventures (biking, fishing, etc.) so I can hide away to write.
Speaking of adventures... I do love to travel, though the frequency of these going overseas has decreased since the kids came along. Now that they are getting older, I am looking forward to more trips with them. My dream trip is Antarctica, and hope someday to make it a reality.
Any parent who has traveled with kids knows that it can be hard. Planning ahead is key: pack snacks, books, extra clothes, and surprises. Our latest must-have travel item is the iPad stocked with educational games (such the World Atlas game from Barefoot Books and anything from PBS Kids) and movies the kids have been looking forward to seeing (Madagascar is my son's favorite).
Household chore I hate the most? Easy: washing the floor! It gets dirty 2 minutes later. I am seriously thinking about getting a dog who will sit below my daughter at mealtimes to get all of the crumbs!
Thanks for the questions!!