I think we’ve all seen enough bromance movies by now to know that men follow a “Guy Code.” As in, they don’t talk about what happens at bachelor parties, they don’t date their best friend’s exes, and they don’t eat each others’ fries.
I was listening to some parenting expert the other day (and really, aren’t all parents experts?), and the woman was commenting on how kids don’t know how to be bored. If they ARE bored, they don’t know how to entertain themselves without the use of technology.
I loved this scene from Judd Apatow's "This is 40"...
Debbie: We have decided to cut back on all of the electronics we use.
Mondays... just another day.
When you have kids, Mondays are just like Thursdays, and Saturdays. It is the same thing every day. What happened to me this Monday could have happened on any other day of the week. But it happened on a Monday - so I easily wanted to shout "I hate Mondays" like the rest of the world.
I think my brain has either already shorted out or is experiencing some definite trauma associated with conversations gone unfinished.
My thoughts are frazzled and I can’t remember to whom I have said what. I am completely healthy, my brain is fine, but I am finally facing my reality as a parent.
I’ve built my career - literally - with words; in fact, writing and communication are two of my biggest passions. And so, it is with confidence and from experience that I say (more often than not) the old adage of “less is more” rings true.
Happy New Year….I am still basking in memories from an interesting, challenging yet still amazing 2012. It flew by, way too fast - maybe because I was so consumed with my cancer scare and going through all the necessary medical procedures. But, it’s over, and I can happily say that I kicked Cancer’s a*&! I am feeling fantastic!
As we sift through the shiny gift wrapping and toss out the empty iPod and Ugg boxes left behind following Hannukah and Christmas, let’s pause to contemplate a parenting conundrum gummier than double-stick tape: How to love our children without spoiling them rotten.
Do your kids have self-control? There's a great way to find out and you can do it right at your kitchen table. It's called "The Marshmallow Test" and it's creative way to teach your children about the value of self-discipline.
Here's how it started:
Have you ever daydreamed about having super powers?
It would certainly make life a lot easier. Imagine using your super-speed to run across town to the supermarket in less than a minutes, or jumping over pesky SUVs on your way to pick the kids up from school. You could clean the house in way less time than it takes for your little tornados to mess it up.
However, with great power comes great responsibility and even superhero moms have problems. It's not surprise their lives aren't exactly simple.. they have to balance saving the world with raising a family!
Growing up with divorced parents, I would always say the one good thing was two Christmases!!