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
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
Wouldn’t it be great if mom friends could get together to share some mom secrets that could help us in every day life — but do it every month at a party where we laugh, socialize and relax? I know this happens informally all over, but I’d really like to start a series of OverAchiever Mom… Read More Truth Or Dare For Mothers
Some may complain that we are spoiling our kids by signing them up for every activity their hearts desire. I disagree, especially after hearing about the dangers of discouraging kids from trying something simply because we’re too busy or too broke.… Read More It’s Good To #Overschedule or #Spoil Kids If It’s #Enriching or #Nurturing #NoShameParenting
One of my favorite activities is bike riding, and in the past year I’ve combined it with one of my other favorite activities — listening to books on tape. I try to ride every day, though in Chicago the weather sometimes prohibits this. As a working, married mom, life often gets in the way, too.… Read More When Hunger Is NOT The Reason You Are Eating
I counted again. She gave me back my $100. She didn’t charge me the $20 she was supposed to. My son was standing nearby… As is the case for a lot of people, money is tight in our household and $20 is a lot of money to me. … Read More What would you do if a cashier gave you an extra $20 bill by mistake? Would it matter if your kids were there?
“Life Happens” When many of us hear this, we nod our head in agreement as we think about some unpredictable event that threw a curve ball in our plans, or we think about where we are in life now compared to where we thought we would be by now. We blame our inability to make our… Read More Designing A Life