Back to School Time + What Do Our Kids Think (+Giveaway!)

This post is sponsored in partnership with The Motherhood and Office Depot® OfficeMax®. All thoughts are my own.

I still can not believe my baby is 13.  13.  It just seems like yesterday she was just learning to walk and now not only is she 13, she's in her last year of elementary school.  I am seriously emotional.  

This last year has been HUGE for Em.  

She's made so many gains with her behavior and her independence and this is all HER.  She's a teacher helper in the classroom, she's learning leadership skills and it's boosting HER self esteem and her desire for more independence.  This is HUGE, guys.  I seriously want to cry typing this out.  When she has her IEP (Individual Education Plan) in January, I will be meeting with representatives from the district high school and having to find which one will meet her needs the best and make sure she is safe.  

Then it hit.  It won't be long until I have she is an adult and I have to think about guardianship for her.  This is such a huge whirlwind and it had me thinking about all the years of trials, tribulations, good times, bad times and everything we have overcome and I always wonder- have I done enough for her? What does she think of me?  I am my hardest critic, as we all are of ourselves, and as parents- we second guess ourselves, wonder if we have done enough, made the right choices and if all the hard work and lessons we teach our children is reaching them.   Am I right?

Want to know how your kids view you? Watch this video- these parents found out.  

Spoiler alert: Grab tissues

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