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
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
We’ve all heard of the seven-year itch, but I think many modern marriages suffer from the “children chill affect.” I know so many couples who seem to lose intimacy over time as life gets crazy with kids. The parents, and especially the mothers, often don’t realize that this is hurting their children. Mothers are sometimes… Read More You Can Have a Great Marriage With Kids
Many of us have come to think of the term “stay-at-home mom” as the description of a woman who does not work and devotes all her time and energy to her children and her home (and hopefully her husband, too, if she wants to keep her marriage strong!). I think this is a wonderful pursuit… Read More How I Maintain the Career I Love While Still Being a Stay-At-Home Mom
Overachiever moms are everywhere — they just don’t know it. Any mom who is juggling work and kids, who does well at her job, who is raising happy children and who spends some time each week taking care of her own needs is an overachiever mom. She doesn’t have to look like she just walked… Read More How Do You Juggle Motherhood, Career and Marriage?