I'm an independent momma, r u?

I saved this post from Spirittibee in my Bloglines and decided to take the mothering personailty test. Four quick questions to help you determine your style of mothering. It’s pretty painless, so go here and do it and let me know your results.

If you recall, I did another personality test before and the results were ENTJ and for this one, my style is that of the Independence Mother or ENTP. I find it interesting that I am more perceiving than judging when it comes to parenting, probably because of the curveballs of life.

Here is the rest of the write-up:

Your type is: entp —The “Independence” Mother

“When I held my babies, I always faced them outward so they could take in the world.”

Full of energy and confident in her own self-sufficiency and competence, the ENTP mother encourages her children—as a role model and as a teacher—to be independent and confident on their own in the world.

A “big picture” person, she points out options and possibilities along the way. Objective and logical as well, the ENTP wants her children to evaluate their choices and learn from the consequences of their own decisions.

The ENTP mother is resourceful and action-oriented. She likes going places and doing things with her children, exploring all that life has to offer. She is less concerned with rules, routines, and schedules. Introducing her children to new concepts and activities, challenging them, and stimulating their intellectual development are top priorities.


What we've been reading

Read aloud books are a favorite part of the kids morning. I scour the library stacks for different stories that will pique their interest. As of late, we have been reading the following:

1) My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone
This is a great book that not only focuses on counting, but there are rhyming sequences as well as geography.

2) Tanglebird by Bernard Lodge
Engaging story about a bird that doesn’t know how to properly build a nest until a sweet girl takes an interest in him and teaches him and then he finally returns home.

3) Badger’s Bad Mood by Hiawyn Oram
When Badger is not feeling well, his concerned friends gather to change his spirits.

4) That’s What Friends Are For by Florence Parry Heide
Another story about friendship in that an elephant is unable to meet his cousin and he seeks advice from his friends that isn’t good advice until a opossum tells the others what real friends should do in the time of need.

5) Duck, Duck, Goose (A Coyote’s on the Loose) by Karen Beaumont
My son loves rhyming books and this was an instant hit with him.
Duck duck