On Monday, I shared some of the ways that I push my son so he learns about money and doesn't give up on trying new things. And that is all fine and dandy. But the real challenge for me will be pushing him academically without become a crazy, overbearing Mom in the process.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 10, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments
“Don’t compare your insides to someone else’s outside.” I first heard this quote years ago, well before the rise of social media. Now, more than ever, it speaks volumes to me.
As far back as middle school, and possibly even elementary school, I remember girls comparing themselves to one another. It didn’t stop there. Girls judged: on looks, on clothes, on choices of friends, on anything and everything. It’s so much a part of…Continue
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Organizing is hard. And not just because it takes physical & mental energy, determination, and stamina. It’s also hard because there are so many layers. You can’t just go into a room and tackle it right then and there. You have to clean, discard, sort, relocate, and improve. As much as I wish I could tackle room after room in one epic sweep, it’s just not possible.
One of the January goals I set as part of my month of being an…Continue
Added by Celeste on January 21, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments
There is a phenomenal woman that I work with. Every day she comes into the office a half-hour early, sits in the break room and reads. She regularly encourages other people to take time to do the things that they love. And when I once asked her who she could make happier right now, she said she wanted to make herself happier by putting in the same amount of time into her interests as she invests in the people around her.…Continue
I'm at a point now where I feel ready to add more of a challenge to my workouts. For a while, I've been pinning workouts on Pinterest and going googly eyes over women body parts that I want to emulate (guns, buns and abs...get your mind out of the gutter, lol). I continue the same old routine without much change, so I'm not seeing much change physically. I need to push myself. Next week I start crossfit training…Continue
Added by Ronda on November 3, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
First off, I want to say thank you for all your support with my blogging endeavors so far. Jumping in to this whole blogging thing has been an adventure, and I appreciate you coming along with me.
I hope you stick…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on September 28, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The summer months are upon us and now the challenge of keeping your kids active is apparent. All kids struggle to stay entertained and motivated during these months. Teach your child about the Paralympics and this summer could be when your child finds his or her athletic inspiration. The Paralympics have a wide range of events and are sure to have something that your child is interested in. Let this be your guide to keeping disabled kids active this summer.…Continue
Added by Jirakee jones on August 12, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
Click on the link below to see how I spent my b-day!
What I absolutely adore most about this experience is how many people said they were going to pay it forward. And the fact that when I logged onto Facebook that night a friend had said that someone paid for her coffee and she…Continue
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** I've seen no less than 14,789 people dump ice over their heads throughout the past few days.
** Being the adult is often times way harder than being the kid.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 22, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments
I know lots of moms. Some are crafty, some are incredibly active and others are unbelievably excellent cooks. Then there are the ones who make the whole work/life thing look ridiculously easy. It's that last set of moms that get to us. The ones who seem to have the perfect children, house, marriage - the ones that make us question how we are lacking in our own lives.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 23, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments
Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice. I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin. I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice. Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough.
It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you're actually on a…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on October 11, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments
You know that list of "Children's Book Titles You'll Never See?"
Well, here are some of our first thoughts on what we should call our blog:
"My Kid Did What?"
"Oh .... You're Jimmy's Mom ................ "
"Why Jimmy Can Read, But Refuses To"
"Why Jimmy Can't Spell ... and Couldn't Care Less"
"How to Deal with School Refusal -- Wine, Xanax and ... Oh wait, you meant the…Continue
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Do you know what your kids are doing for summer fun? Have you heard them talking about food challenges? Have they mentioned the chubby bunny game, the choking game, or burns? If you have heard them talking about any of these activities, they may be involved in potentially dangerous activities or know someone else who is involved in risky behaviors.
The activities listed in this blog can be an issue year-round, however the risk to children and teens during the summer months is…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on July 5, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Do you enjoy sharing photos with your friends? Come and join in the fun. To participate you just have to share a photo each day depending on the subject listed below for each day. Photo challenges are a great way to meet new friends and share your creativity with others. Each day has a new theme.
Learn more at Uplifting Families.
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