For a while we weren’t sure she would graduate, and we were worried whether she would make it through this dark period.… Read More Happiness vs. Achievement: The Cost of “Success”?
There’s nothing wrong with accepting trade-offs and compromises when you know your life is enriched by what you receive despite what you lose. It’s a lesson not just for husbands and wives, but for business and politics as well.… Read More Compromise is tough, but there is often a worthy benefit
Every so often I get a slap in the face reminding me of what I sacrificed in my career when I switched from full-time to part-time work because of motherhood.… Read More The Motherhood Albatross Sabotaging Your Career
If we all got accolades for effort, we might accomplish more as a society — because we’d all be willing to take more chances and give 110% despite the likelihood of public failure and humiliation.… Read More #SixSteps For #Parents To Convince #Kids #Losing Can Be #Better Than #Winning: A #Lesson From The #ChicagoCubs
I marvel at mothers who seem to drift through life effortlessly, puttering around the house in pajamas as they work… Why does my day-to-day life make me crazy and always seem to be spinning out of control?… Read More Why Can’t I Be One Of Those Calm Moms?
I am convinced he fired me because he realized my kids were more important than the job, and he wanted total devotion. … Read More The Arrogant Men who Believe Their Children Deserve More than the Kids Of Working Moms
After more than 15 years together, I still love looking deep into his eyes and feeling that connection.… Read More Six Reasons To Sneak In A Quickie
So when it comes to her new declaration that she no longer wants to take trips with us, is she being forthright or being a brat?… Read More When My Pre-Teen Rejects Our Family’s Summer Vacation
I realize that it’s also ME who needs THEM more than ever before — as in, I need to appreciate the joy they bring me and the influence I have — before they leave home… Read More Seeing The Tenderness and Not The Turmoil of The Teen Years