I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I work full time…and like everyone, I have an awful lot on my mind all the time. It is really easy to get bitter and feel overwhelmed because I feel I am spread way too thin. Most days I feel like a chicken with my head cut off. It’s hard to explain all the things that I am thinking about at any given moment. My racing mind is a maze of thoughts, worries, … [Read more...] about A Mom’s Mind At Work
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My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby any day now. Every time the phone rings I hold my breath and hope that it's my brother calling to tell me that his wife, Julie, is in labor and that my new little niece, Skylar, will soon be born. I can hardly wait to hold her and to watch my brother step into the role of being a daddy. I have watched him be an amazing … [Read more...] about My Best Parenting Advice: You Can Never Spoil a Child With Love
I have one adolescent girl and four young boys under the age of 13. I had (only) one girl for ten years and compared to the four boys, that was a cake walk. I think moms of multiple boys should be handed some sort of survival guide. I don’t think anyone can be prepared for what comes with having boys – especially four of them. I now understand why the average couple has two … [Read more...] about Boys Will Be Boys
I have always relied heavily on my gut to guide me through big decisions and it has, for the most part, been very good to me. I have been told that I have a good head on my shoulders and I think it is fairly accurate (apparently I’m feeling really modest today too). But if you don’t know me then it helps to have some background here. I’m basically telling you I’m not a … [Read more...] about Parenting Motto: How Would This Sound on the Six O’Clock News?
Girls today are steering away from math, science and computers in record numbers. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the percentage of women graduates in computer science is at a 39-year low. In 2012, women in the U.S. earned only 19% of all math and computer science degrees (compared to 37% 20 years ago) and made up less than 25% of the workers in engineering … [Read more...] about Why Our Daughters Need To Play More Video Games