I was called the most overbearing helicopter parent this teacher had known in 26 years of teaching… Now that I’ve let go and that decision affects this teacher… suddenly the attitude is different.… Read More Does helicopter parenting help or hurt?
When I see moms succeed in areas where I don’t, I now try to learn their secrets and strategies rather than feel guilt that I’m failing in comparison.… Read More Other #Moms Give Us The Best #Insight when We Let Go of the #Shaming and #Guilt
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’m talking about the kinds of thoughts that follow a sigh and the oft-repeated phrase, “If I only knew then, what I know now.”… Read More 12 Things I Would Have Done Differently With My Young Children
I know he’s an addict because of the first thing he does in the morning… what he never wants to put down at night.… Read More My Son Is An Addict But Maybe I Shouldn’t Interfere
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