Last year when my son Jonah asked me to be the class mom, I responded “but I’m your mom sweetie, I don’t need to be the class mom." He was temporarily disappointed, but didn’t push the point. This year Jonah was adamant. “Mommy,” he announced at the end of August, “you will be the class mom this year…you MUST.” Having your mom as Class Mom when you’re in third grade seems to … [Read more...] about My “Class Mom” Aspirations
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Happy New Year to you! We were taking one last perusal through our holiday cards, all filled with so many greetings we’d love to have happen. Here’s a typical one: “May 2011 bring you happiness, peace, prosperity and wisdom.” Well, who could say no to that? I read those hopes every year but do I really try to make them happen? How about turning each one into a goal for 2011 … [Read more...] about Turn Your Basic Holiday Card Greeting Into New Year’s Aspirations
The last few months have been challenging for us all. My magical thinking that life would be back to “normal” by September has not come to pass. My daughter started 2nd grade on Zoom, the gyms I teach/train at are still shut down, and I took on the challenge of creating a new company from scratch for a timely fitness product I believe in. If you are also feeling the stress of … [Read more...] about Think TINY goals for BIG long-term impact!
Life is a beautiful mess. It comes at us so fast, at times, we are spun around and lose sight of who we are and what is important. This is true for parents and children alike - we almost need a map to navigate this ever-changing world. Yes, there will always be ups and downs, which makes life both challenging and a joyful adventure. Helping your children learn their … [Read more...] about 10 Promises I Make To My Children
It's a universal truth - there is no sweeter sound in all of creation than one's own name. Unless of course, it isn't. Tom, Dick or Harry; Peter, Paul or Mary; your name is your identity. It distinguishes you from some people and binds you to others. To you, you are unique. But did you know that your name and your personality might be related? So says Lewis Lipsitt, … [Read more...] about The Name Game: Can Your Name Affect Your Personality?