Hello! How was your week? I just got finished having the most interesting conversation with my Lil Mama. Seems the older she gets the more subjects we dive into with more details. The more we continue to communicate the more Q&A's we enter.
But here's a BIG question many parents ask themselves;
Should I admit I don’ have all the answers? That I don’t really know everything after all? Would it be so terrible of me to actually “be human”? Would these admissions reduce my…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on January 28, 2018 at 11:59am — No Comments
New York had it's first snow of the season yesterday and I must say I actually just embraced it. I spent the day working on some edits and drafts then was binge watching this new show I found on Netflix called The Killing omg a must see. The writing is fantastic! The story is continuously unfolding and capturing your attention second by second.
Great storytelling comes to life because of words . Being able to paint a vivid…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on December 10, 2017 at 1:27pm — No Comments
Hello love, are you finding yourself overwhelmed with things that need to get done before the Holidays really arrive? Are you wrapped up in your To Do list yet feel like you are forgetting something? Guess what, you probably are. You probably are forgetting the most important part and the Purpose of it all is sharing and expressing your Love.…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on November 19, 2017 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Down the train steps, I went. " I am HOMELESS and HUNGRY can you please HELP" read the sign. He looked to be in his late teens perhaps early twenties but I just glanced in a rush,…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on November 12, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments
Daylight Savings Time is here, did you enjoy your extra hour? This change among other things helps signal that the Holiday season is once again upon us. Time to start preparing for what…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on November 5, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments
I'm going to jump right into this one just because I am so passionate about this next statement.
Stop teaching your kids to be so nice and polite to adults. Stop teaching them that the "teacher" is to be respected always and stop teaching them to "just go with the program".…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on October 29, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments
On my drive home from work the other day I turn on the radio and the topic was "who should discipline their daughter, the mother or the father?"
I automatically said both and to my surprise, the callers actually said the opposite. Most said that discipline should…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on July 5, 2017 at 8:12pm — No Comments
There comes a moment in all parents lives when your kid loses his/her mind and talks back to you. It happens in a flash but how you deal with it shortly after will set the tone for the rest of your life and will affect…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 9:02pm — No Comments
Have you been thinking about changing some habits but just can't seem to get started or when you start you can't stick to the new routines? Are you feeling like these are just things you are going to have to live with? I have been there and I can say that with some focus and mindful choices all is not lost.
Choosing poor behavior out of habit becomes natural because once you have been doing something for so long your mind plays tricks on you that…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 8:56pm — No Comments
Sometimes you speak out loud things you should keep to yourself thinking perhaps your spirit will feel more at ease but what ends up happening is you feel worse than when you started. This though should never deter you from working through those bad times, it is overcoming that…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 11, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments
I'm a firm believer that in order to fully understand the cause of something we must ask as many questions as possible. Being afraid of the answer is not going to get rid of the problem much less solve it.
I love my Netflix,…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on May 5, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Have you started to or have you already finished putting away those heavy Winter sweaters? Did you arrange a date with your Landscaper? Have you switched out your heavy drapes for the lighter Spring and Summer material?
Seems like the moment Spring arrives we quickly…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on April 12, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Do you possess the skills to be a good Critical Thinker? Has it been something that came easy to you or have you had to practice? Better yet are you like me and have had to really put forth the effort to dissect what critical thinking even means?
Some recent reading bought this evaluation to light.…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on March 9, 2017 at 8:03pm — No Comments
I was having a conversation with my neighborhood Bank Teller. We so happened to be getting lunch at the same Deli. I asked him how things were going with his son's Senior year and College prep. He said going as best as could be expected. I remembered earlier conversations we had had in regards to his…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on February 8, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
We all lie period. For different reasons at different levels at different times and to different people. I've talked about this before. Our current President is a huge example of lies. So why should we expect that our kids would not engage in this deception as well?
Now that my daughter is older she has moments where she will say to me "oh I can…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on January 29, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments
Hey dolls, Happy Sunday. Wrapping up August with a revisit to an old post I thought was relevant since school has arrived once again. Summer can be disruptive to a bedtime flow because of the later Sunset and all the fun activities. Getting back into the swing of things can cause stress and anxiety.
Bedtime for kids can either be fun or full of drama.
You had a long day at work or you have spent your day home with the kid’s one task after another and when 7:30 rolls around all…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on August 28, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments
A lovely evening of Pretty Little Liars watching with my Lil mama bought upon some great conversation and as I fell asleep last night this is what I thought of again. So I wanted to talk about it with you.
Here's is a BIG question...
Should I admit I don’ have all the answers? I don’t really know everything after all?
Would it be so terrible of me to actually “be human”?…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on August 28, 2016 at 4:49pm — No Comments
-You will never get your figure back
-You will always need more sleep
-You may develop bladder problems
-Your house will be a mess
-You will not be interested in sex
-Your boobs will sag…
Added by Mari Corona on August 19, 2016 at 8:56pm — No Comments
Hey everyone, I am revisiting this post I did some time ago because I heard a disturbing story on the radio last week that touched on kids sleeping with their parent(s), specifically what age is too old for them to climb into bed with you.
I originally posted this back in 2013!
I ran into this article today and it peaked my interest with a topic I've thought about for a while.This article in the Stir about …
Added by Mari Corona on August 12, 2016 at 8:33pm — No Comments
Hey everyone! Can you believe we are midway through July? Summer gives way to parents loosening up on some of there daily routines I thought I'd revisit one of my favorite topics, House Rules.
This is part of our kids journeys as they grow up but parents, let’s make things easier on ourselves. We need to learn to establish and…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on August 12, 2016 at 8:28pm — No Comments