The Third Child

Mr C and I are the proud parents of two beautiful boys. Now that our second son is well and truly in to his toddler years, friends and family are asking if we will have any more children. The answer is no.  We are officially done. We feel that our family is complete and I have no yearning for another child. While I can’t be certain I never will want another child, two children are what we both wanted and what suits our family. Of course since I have two of the same gender I am asked “but don’t you want a girl?” No, I don’t need a daughter to finish our family.

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Secular Parenting

This is not an anti-god post. This is my view on how I choose to raise my children and what secular parenting means to me.  If you have read my previous posts it’s clear that I don’t like the idea of lying to my children. I also think that’s as long as the information is age appropriate then there is no need to lie. Mr C and I encourage free thinking, where our children can make up their own minds based on evidence. When Master J asks questions we often follow by asking what he thinks before we answer his question.  We encourage him to think for himself and if we don’t know the answer we are not afraid to say we don’t know and, we will help him research to get the information he requires.

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Oh He’s Not Mine

“Oh he’s not mine”

I still remember the first time I said this to someone about Master J. It was Christmas Day, our first Christmas together and we had only been together a handful of months. Kelly was mostly recovered from the car accident by this point and Master J and I had formed a strong bond as I found my place in this family that I was joining. A family member of my step-mum who I hadn’t seen for a long time remarked upon Master J, saying that she didn’t know I had a child.

“Oh he’s not mine”

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