I’m trying to make peace with the heavy weight of mom guilt I carried around during our financial hardship and even the guilt I felt for not regretting my choice to spend more time with them than on my career. … Read More Mom Guilt: Choosing What’s Best For You In Spite Of The Guilt
It was great until the kids hit middle school and especially high school and realized what they didn’t have rather than what they did have — because the comparison between us and the upper class neighbors was shoved in their face at school every day. … Read More The Choices We Make That Haunt Our Kids Later
Experts say these types of parents have been found to have the most effective parenting style in all sorts of ways: academic, social emotional, and behavioral… Read More What type of mom are you? Helicopter? Lawnmower? Dolphin? Permissive?
It is such an obvious pattern that the more we stress about a goal, the harder it is to achieve it… So how can we make ourselves believe that we will get our desires, especially when we feel we’ve tried and failed so many times with the same goal?… Read More Forming a great relationship – with yourself
Does it have anything to do with 11 years of my kids enduring a confusing mix of lessons from inspiring coaches as well as hypocritical coaches?… Read More Participation Trophies Are A Waste
I don’t seem to have all those great times everyone else on Facebook does. Let’s start sharing the real, raw and uncomfortable realities of daily life — to help all of us feel we have as much company in our failures as we do in our successes… Read More We’re Drowning In The Highlights Of Others
Of all the things that we do in our lives as women, we often want to get this one right more than any other — feeling as if someone else’s life depends on our pursuit of being the “perfect mother.” … Read More When Is DONE Better Than PERFECT?
My joy was tainted by my paranoia that the other moms didn’t like me or my style… until another mom took the time to tell me that she and the other Room Moms approved.… Read More Don’t Wait For Approval From Other Moms
I thought I’d be learning all sorts of gourmet meals my kids would savor. Instead, I started to feel so much better about packaged food.… Read More Even Foodies Give Their Kids Packaged Foods
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