Good question. Glad you asked. Post-rebellion parenting is when you've seen it all, done it all, rebelled against it all, and now you have kids. You don't want to raise them the way you were raised, or even any way of raising children that you have heard of. And you don't want to raise your children to rebel like you did. And you really don't want to spend all your time thinking about this shit, because you have shit to do in your life. You are torn between wanting to honour your children as individual human people with their own wants, needs, and thoughts, and just getting the little beggars to STFU so that you can have a friggin' conversation with another grownup.
You realise that some of the dreams that you hold are at odds with the picture-perfect family image in your mind, and you are trying to figure out what fits where. You ask yourself what you really want, and you don't shy away from the answer.
Is there a healthy way forward with all these strings pulling you in different directions?
I don't know. Maybe? I guess we'll see. Welcome to our wacky journey.
Who we are
We're AJ and Mel. We are sisters and parents. We've had our ups and downs and our fair share of sibling rivalry over the past thirty-something years. Now we are closer than ever, and we live two blocks apart. We have five children and two husbands between us. Our lives are pretty much a children's book from the 50's, except with more feminism and swearing.