A few months ago, one of my children noted that I don’t have any hobbies. Then a couple of weeks ago, my 6-year-old asked what I did in my spare time. I wasn’t convinced he understood the concept, so asked what he did in his free time. He replied that he enjoys playing tag. Clearly, he did understand. Considering I don’t have an abundance of this “spare time” he speaks … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Hobby?
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I love January. The holidays are behind us, and it’s all fresh starts and empty calendars and, of course, resolutions. And if there’s anything I love more than January, it’s a good resolution. I have to say, I just don’t understand people who don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I think it’s really important to sit back and take stock of where you are in your life and how you … [Read more...] about Why Don’t We Have Any Family Traditions?
Administrative Professionals week just ended and it reminded me how important it is to tell my co-workers how much I appreciate them. I always try to do something special for my team during that week. Some friends think it’s unnecessary; after all, do you really need to thank someone just doing a job they are paid to do? People are generally expected to give thanks in all … [Read more...] about Expressing Gratitude at Work: How to Do It and Why You Should
When I was a teenager, it felt like my parents and I got in the same fights over and over again. After working with thousands of teens and parents I have realized that there are three common fights parents have with their teens. Below, I have described these three fights and offered some solutions for stopping the argument cycle. 1. The “It’s Not Fair” … [Read more...] about The 3 Most Common Fights You Have With Your Teenager
At the start of the year, many people resolved to take better control of their health – by making necessary doctors’ appointments, exercising more, eating more fruits and vegetables, and losing weight. As moms, it can be difficult to make our own health a priority, but it’s very important to do so. Taking control of one’s health is particularly important for the 133 million … [Read more...] about Psoriatic Arthritis and Taking Charge of Your Health