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Knock Knock: I’m a Parent? a parenting journal

I now know I am not alone and this makes me feel so much better about my parenting skills…or lack of. We all know that kids do not come with manual, although they should, so when I came to the realization that I am actually not a bad parent, it was awesome. So, what helped me figure out that, just like me, there are other parents who have no idea what they are doing either?

 

 Knock Knock: I’m a Parent?

 Knock Knock‘s I’m a Parent? guided journal was what made me, in an odd way, a better parent. I’ll leave you with this photo for a moment…read on and tell me, does it sound familiar?

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I wonder why I hadn’t bought this book before! I mean, yes I didn’t know about it, but wow, it would have saved me some tough days of feeling powerless.

 

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This journal is a must have for every single parent out there…dads too.

By now you might think this book is all about being serious and looking back on what you did wrong…well, this is not that kind of journal. This is actually a comedic one!

 

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I’m a Parent? – Journal Features

This parenting journal is filled with playful prompts and silly quotations that help you see that you are doing a good job.

 

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  • Featuring over 70 sympathetic quotes
  • The perfect gift for every new or expecting parent
  • 7 x 9.5 inches, 160 pages; paperback with lay-flat binding; full-color throughout; ribbon page marker

 

What is in my journal so far?

Well, I haven’t written on my journal a lot, but there is this one entry that will haunt me for the rest of my life. One that will cause my grandchildren to laugh and my sons to blush in the background:

The boys asked to take a shower. I thought, a shower, I can go and finish my work as they shower…because there is no way they can drown in a shower or cause any mayhem, right? Well, as I was finish my work for the day, sitting on the couch in the living room, I heard A. knowcking on the wall which means that he is ready to get out…well…I walk towards my room and see a HUGE puddle of water on my carpet…and by huge I mean HUUUUUUGE!!

Boys thought it would be fun to stop the water from draining which created a pool in my bathroom and hall in my bedroom, a pool fit for a Polly Pocket pool-party!

Man was that a huge mess!! I guess you actually can create mayhem while taking a shower, huh!?

 

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When I received this book in the mail I felt like it could read my mind because I sometimes doubt that what I do is the right thing, or that it will have a positive impact on my children’s life.

But then I realized that no matter in which level my parenting skills are, I am a good parent, a good mother. No matter how bad a day could have been, my boys still love me not only because I am their mother, but because of who I am.

I am often reminded that I am their best friend. On tough days my oldest son will pick up a photo of his dad and me with big smiles, and he asks me to be happy, just like I was when that photo was taken. I am bathed with hugs and sloppy kisses, and even slobbery boogers when they have a cold, on a daily basis. Even on a tough day, they tell me how much they love me. And yes, at times they do tell me I am a bad mom whenever they don’t get their way. But this is what parenting is all about, to be there when they need you no matter what. No strings attached. Just be there to hold them, to walk them down the right path, to love them and bathe them back with sloppy kisses (and we will leave the slobbery boogers for another time).

I’m a parent? Yes. And a very relieved, happy, and lucky one!

 

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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.

About Sofia

Wife to a wonderful man and mother to 2 little boys. Loves chocolate, coffee and chips with hot sauce and lime. Pretend chef and aspiring photographer.
14th February 2013

Your Comments:

  1. February 14, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Oh my goodness, this book sounds like it is the perfect book for me! I love the humorous approach, and how encouraging it sounds.

  2. February 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I am glad that you now know you are NOT a bad parent–unless you allow your child to be abused, abuse them or some other such horrendous actions-which I am sure you don’t! I don’t know when this feeling of “not being a good parent” started-but I seem to read a lot of Mom’s saying it–if this book helps GREAT.

    • February 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      The whole feeling-like-a-bad-parents comes from doing things you never thought you’d do, and I do not mean abuse (I would never ever do such things to my boys)…for me it is: over-reacting and getting too stressed out with the mundane things my boys do…at times I have to yell at them to get their attention (gotta yell over their screaming, otherwise they’d never hear me). Or when you compare yourself to other parents thinking that they are the perfect mom/dad when they themselves have their own bad days.

  3. February 14, 2013 at 10:54 am

    lol tired is the new black~ I love it!

  4. February 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

    This sounds like a wonderful book! I’m constantly thinking that I must be damaging my kids. :)

  5. February 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I think this would be great for my daughters.

  6. February 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I have got to get this for my sister! Thanks for sharing!

  7. February 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Love it! Being a mom of seven I can totally relate! Kids can go crazy and cause chaos no matter the event. I think they just have a way of finding it.

  8. February 15, 2013 at 6:30 am

    This looks brilliant! I especially love your line about causing havoc while poor mama takes one little shower! Story of my life.

  9. February 15, 2013 at 7:23 am

    This sounds like a great book to have as a reminder that ALL parents are going through this. :)

  10. February 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Lol. This really fits me… yes, I am still shocked that they let me leave the hospital so easily with my two… and that I actually agreed to have a 3rd! Everyone told me that parenting would be hard and rewarding… but they never mentioned how stinkin’ funny it all is.

  11. February 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    This looks like a really fun way to document the experience of being a parent. My kids are now 20 & 16 but I wish I would have wrote down more about raising them. I thought I would remember, but the memories fade. :(

    Thanks for sharing.

  12. February 18, 2013 at 8:51 am

    wow, this looks great!

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