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”?
When you’re going through hard times, if other people describe the same mistakes you are making, then you recognize you are not alone.… Read More Starting A Fresh Chapter In Life
Though I had dreams of a highly successful career, I dreamed just as much about being a hands-on mom. I found a way to sacrifice a little of both, so I didn’t have to give up one for the other. I even found a way to get to the oft-repeated “bucket list” long before my career or parenting were in the rear view mirror.… Read More Living Your Bucket List First
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
While I was simply thinking of it as something fun to do that weekend, it seemed like she had thought of it as an ordeal to endure and get through… If you are eager to “get through it,” perhaps that is something that you should have said NO to instead of YES… Saying yes to everyone else means you are saying no to yourself.… Read More How To Enjoy Each Day Instead Of Just “Getting Through It”
Pride in herself. Pride in the not-so-perfect and sometimes-even-subpar job she is doing as a mom.
Why do I say this? Because everywhere I look, I see the faces and hear the voices of mothers who regularly feel guilt, shame, embarrassment, disappointment, disapproval, frustration, sadness, regret, even self-loathing.… Read More The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift