About

~final_mug_shotWelcome to my blog!

I’m Sarah, the mom of four mostly wonderful kids; fraternal twins Rachel and Andrea, age 15; Cody, age 11; and Logan, age 9. I also work from home as a freelance writer. Along with crazy amounts of laundry, helping the kids with whatever their need of the moment may be, making meals, writing, and other miscellaneous housework, I have two other part-time jobs — office and advertising manager, as well as proofreader, of a scholarly theological journal. And of course I blog here about the learning curve inherent in parenting.

Anyone who has kids knows that parenting is all about trial and error, learning, growing and, most importantly, staying flexible. Each child is unique. What might work for one, may not for another. Nobody knows better than you, the parent, how to best handle your child, but sometimes you have to try several solutions before finding the right one. Discussions, advice and shared experiences between parents can help us find the right formula for our children’s personalities and needs, and it is with that in mind that I created this blog.

You can also find me at my writing website, www.BlueZebraMedia.com. I also have two essays in the anthology Fits, Starts, & Matters of the Heart: 28 True Stories of Love, Loss and Everything in Between.

I encourage you to comment, ask questions, share stories or whatever you like, as long as it’s about kids, family life and parenting. Lively discussions are a lot of the fun of blogs, so please share!

To contact me, email sarah @ parentingbytrialanderror . com.

13 Responses to “About”

  1. Laura says:

    I love your blog! I will check back often. :o) lm

  2. inspiredbrio says:

    i like how your blogs are short, sweet and interesting!

  3. miss mary says:

    Hi I just love your site. I found the reading interesting and the pics wonderful. I love large families. I only have the 3 due to problems 2 in heaven, and my mom only had us 4,but I come from a family where there were 11 kids and those kids had lots .
    When we went to my great grandmothers for her birthday you had the 11 kids, spouses, grandkids and great grandkids. so you were looking at a couple of hundred people there and let me tell you, it was the most wonderful time of my life. Large families, who can beat em? Thanks for sharing your site, and writings.Hugs and God Bless

  4. Sue Lee says:

    Hi there Parenting by Trial and Error,
    Saw the swing picture and thought… you have to see my DVD… I’m the creator of a program that focuses on EQ/life skills for preschoolers… I film real kids…doing what kids do best… being kids, learning from trial and error… the kids teach the lessons… however – the main reason I’m writing is, that I also reconnect kids and parents with the wonder and awe within each day…like the shadows on the playground, the sound of tires over the hill… the kitten’s step… filmed with real moments … it’s magical and teaches those lessons we all wish we had learned growing up.

    http://www.ibelieveinme.tv

    Please check it out…the sound on the website we’re still working on – the DVD is clear… the musician for Animal Planet did all our music.. but check out, What is Fern Green, look for the swings!! blog section… again, it’s on the DVD…
    Keep on trying by trial and error… you’re doing the right thing,
    Sue Lee

  5. sandy says:

    I loved your post. You are so correct that parenting is trial and error. I have 4 little joys myself. I am always wondering if I am doing a good job especially since I did not have a good up bringing myself.

    I will be back.

  6. Hi- I stumbled upon your blog and what fun- I too have a large family and included in the bunch is twins! – my youngest is 6 and oldest 19 with the twins 12 and another 18…spread out…I write about family and faith and culture . . . stop by and say hello ;)

    http://www.corneliaseigneur.com

  7. Love your blog, especially the name. I really don’t follow anyone’s blog, but I might check back on yours since I enjoyed myself so much. I am a mom of 4 and I am continually learning, STILL by trial and error!!!

  8. Thank you, Amy. I hope you will continue reading!

  9. Neil Monroe says:

    As always, great advice for the growing parent. (Yes, we do as much growing as our children!)

    Hope everything is going well and keep up the good work! Thanks for your insightful writing.

  10. I love the look of your website!

  11. Thank you, Kristie! I worked very hard to design it.

  12. Thanks for all the great giveaways.

    FB: Toni Marie Caravello
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    Twitter: Tonic67

  13. Hi Sarah,
    I’m a musician and was taught to play the guitar by my father. I have researched and written an article to help parents incorporate music into homeschooling and it think it may be of interest to your visitors.

    The article is totally unique and original and will only be published once so I will give you exclusive ownership if you would like it, all I ask in return is that you leave the links intact within the article.

    Please let me know if you would like to read the article and I will sent it through to you.

    Warm Regards
    Gerald Crawford

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