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Proudest Parenting Moments of The Year

Proudest Parenting Moments of The Year

What was your proudest parenting moment from 2013? Did your kids do something that left you smiling? Were you able to achieve any of your own parenting resolutions or goals for the year? At the Family Room blog, we love to celebrate these wonderful moments and take a minute to recognize them.

Today, some of our bloggers are sharing the things that made them proud parents this year. Be sure to share yours, too! In addition to thinking about our hopes for 2014, it’s very important to appreciate the great things your family has accomplished this past year. Cheers to all of you!

Parenting Moments That Made Me Proud This Year

Media Mom: I am just proud that, while we all have our ups and downs, my kids are good, respectful, kind children. In the end, what could possibly matter more?

Kate, Rookie Mom: I’m most proud that I’m no longer plagued with first-generation working mom guilt. Liam is happy and thriving and our little family is happy. You can’t ask for much more than that.

Amy, Nourish Mom: I wrote about this recently but I would say I am most proud of my daughter’s compassion for wanting to help sick children at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Ruth: 2013 was a big year for our family. All three of our children are now homeowners. I can’t even begin to describe how proud I am of what my children have been able to accomplish.

Lisa: I’m proud that I’m still standing!



  1. Kate January 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I’m proud that I learned how to survive and respond to my 2.5-year-old son’s tantrums. Acknowledging his feelings (“You are angry! You wanted the toy!”) has made a big difference. It’s also reassuring to know that it’s normal for toddlers to have tantrums, and that part of the reason that he gets upset is because I am setting limits and enforcing rules. This is not always easy but at least I don’t feel so beat down by them anymore.

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    a&g January 2, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Cheers to that, Kate! I’ve been rediscovering the “joys” of toddler tantrums with my son as well. Knowing that it is a response to limits & rules is a great perspective. I need to remind myself of that one often.

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