PAIL Book Club vol. 5: No Regrets Parenting posts

Here are the posts for our No Regrets Parenting installment of the PAIL Book Club! Feel free to link to your post about the book in the comments and we’ll get you added to the main post listing here. Join the discussion by commenting on everyone’s posts!

Writing Prompts:

  • What, if anything, did you find particularly useful about this book?
  • How did this book influence how you think about parenting or how you approach busyness?
  • What parts of this book you do disagree with and why?
  • The author keeps talking about time, time time with your kids. I know a lot of us at PAIL have young toddlers, and I’m wondering what others do with their kids in this age range. Sometimes when I have the whole weekend, at some point I feel like I run out of ways to keep everyone entertained.
  • What kinds of things do people do to “double dip” as is discussed in this book?
  • Do you have child activity limits or do you let your child sign up for everything like the “potpourri” parent described? If your kid(s) is(are) young, what are your plans?
  • How do you make time for yourself if you are focusing on spending time with your children and keeping up a demanding career like the author describes?
  • Frequently people tell parents to “enjoy every minute” while their kids are little, and at times this book has that sort of feeling. What do you think about this advice and how can you make it practical as a part of your life?
  • How do you keep track of your child’s activities? Do you find it helpful or hard to see what you might be missing?

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  1. Yea… Seedling is seven months old. Hubster and I have had actual, penetration-type sex… Once? We’ve played around a bit with other things, but SEX sex? Yup, once. Now, I know Hubster has a history if being less sexually motivated than most men, but for serious- a new baby takes away so much time and energy and the ability to feel sexy. Plus, when we did have sex I had a LOT of discomfort. (And i leaked milk everywhere, had to call a timeout so i could puton a bra and nursing pads. ooo la la! Thankfully Hubster and i went in expecting some interruptions and were able to laugh). So for right now we both are pretty happy just being abstinent. Meh. *shrug* whenever my cycle DOES decide to show its face around here we will get back to TTC, but I must admit that sounds like a lot of work.

    Also – HOLY SHIT THAT’S A LOT OF CONDOMS!!! That is just crazy sauce. Makes me laugh. WHO is having sex that much? Even without a baby in the house?!

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