My children and I like playing outside especially during their childhood years. I taught them to play with other kids so they will learn how to interact when they get old. I also taught them to play outdoor games. My aim was not for them to get hurt but for them to stand up again. This way, they will learn how to be independent and overcome any obstacles that they will encounter in the future.
Aside from being a playful mom, I am also a pet lover. We have a lot of dogs in the house. Starting from poodle, beagle, shih tzu, bulldog, yorkshire terrier, to labrador retriever, name it, we have it.
My parents were also pet lovers so I think that it really runs in our blood. They used to adopt street cats and puppies whenever they see one on the street. I tell you, I could not remember anymore how many pets I used to play with when I was a little kid because I could not count them anymore.
Being a pet lover is something my children acquired from me also. That is why they used to complain especially if there were no more dog foods in the storage. They immediately asked me to buy one. One day, however, the complain was not about the lack of food, it was about the skin irritation they were experiencing. I thought it was only allergies so I gave them an anti-histamine to ease the itch, but it did not work out. So, we decided to visit our dermatologist and we found out that those were flea bites.
We also found out that I was overweight, my doctor suggested I try some hgh supplements for my husband, and another type of supplement for me. Not something I wanted to have to to do on top of flea bites!
After that, my children never get flea bites anymore and they enjoyed most of their time playing with dogs.
Being a mom can really be considered as one of the hardest jobs in the world, if not the hardest. I always have to see every bits and pieces of details. I am glad that because of this, my children are now successful running their own pet stores. They have three branches already.
Lee Barbieri is a widow of a veteran & business owner. She started her own knitting shop in New Jersey and moved down with her kids to Florida in 1979. Now that the kids are all out of the house, she enjoys writing about current events and issues. She always enjoys sharing recipes and experiences.