We’ve all been a part of moments like this, some of us more often than others: Your child sits on one side of the table, eyeing you with suspicion. More specifically, eyeing what is in your hands. You are shielding your hands with little success, hoping that the popsicle you just gave your child a few minutes prior was a satisfactory peace offering. Your child backs away as … [Read more...] about How to Win the Take-Your-Medicine Battle!
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“A true friend is someone who makes you feel better than you think you are.” - Me Friday night and the girls are out. Our monthly cocktail party for moms only - we call it Mommy Needs a Drink. It is a helpful venting and laughter session. It was supposed to be something we did once a year. After the first night, we understood that Mommy needed to get … [Read more...] about Mommy Needs a Drink
In this day and age, a happy marriage seems harder to come by than a four leaf clover. In fact, considering the divorce rate is at 50 percent and the reality that there are plenty of unsatisfied couples out there, a happy marriage sometimes seems like an unattainable ideal. But, we know that while the stats seem scary, there are plenty of couples out there who are truly … [Read more...] about The Secret to a Happy Marriage
I recently met up with a good friend at a sports practice for our children. She was sitting on the lobby floor of the ice skating rink, with papers spread all around her. I asked, with great curiosity, “what are you doing”? She replied, “I am trying to catch up on life." In the crazy world of motherhood, we spend much of our time reacting to the events of the day or week. It … [Read more...] about Playing Catching Up in Life
It’s bad enough being a kid with helicopter parents. They can hover over your childhood and adolescence, warping the normal process of growing up, and inflicting enough damage for decades of therapy. In October 2015, the website Reddit asked readers what was the “worst or most embarrassing” thing their parents had put them through. The answers are hilarious – and chilling – and … [Read more...] about Helicopter Parents – And Their Longterm Consequences