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'I'll Never Let My Child...' and Other Promises

The Port Washington-Saukville Patch Moms Council talks weekly on parenting issues in the community. Visit every Friday afternoon and join in on the conversation.

Editor's Note: Moms Talk Q&A is a feature on Port Washington-Saukville Patch that is part of an initiative to reach out to moms and families.

Each week, our  of experts and smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions. 

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Prior to being parents, many promise themselves that they'd never do certain things.  "I'd never embarrass my child in front of their friends," or "I'd never let my child misbehave in public."  However, more often than not, moms and dads find themselves doing those very things that they promised themselves they'd avoid at all costs.  

Please comment below and tell us what you do as a mom that you said you'd never do, and what made you make the change.  

Dawn Stephen March 18, 2011 at 07:14 PM
I can understand that, I suppose. It's so hard to go through when it was rough like that. I had my daughter and my son and struggled with those two through their births. The doctor recommended I have my tubes tied because the risk to me through another pregnancy was too high. I'd always wanted 3 children. I tied them anyway. Then I married my current husband, Scott when my children were 4 and 8...and it just so happens, he had a 4 year old, just 8 days younger than my son! So I was blessed with my third child. I have never been happier! It's not an easy decision to make.
Maggie Wright March 18, 2011 at 07:19 PM
I wouldn't want another baby until Declan is a little older, say 3, so I hoping when that times rolls around Kyle will be more open to the idea. I mean, let's be serious, he didn't go through the labor like I did and I am ready to give it another go! So, you've pretty much had twins! Do they get along well?
Dawn Stephen March 18, 2011 at 07:20 PM
I meant that I can understand his not wanting to risk it. Men don't feel the same twinge of wanting another child the way a woman does. We get the pleasure of carrying them and feeling them move inside us. They don't know what that feels like, both mentally and physically. I think it's that bond that makes women get that twinge, that feeling of wanting another child.
Maggie Wright March 18, 2011 at 07:21 PM
This is so true. I can hear my guy stirring so I better go! It was so nice to talk to you!
Dawn Stephen March 18, 2011 at 07:22 PM
It was great to talk to you too. Enjoy your day! Hope to talk again soon. Thank you for the chat, Lisa...if you're still here!

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