Above my desk is a sign that reads "choose happy." My son asked me why I decided to put it there.
"It is in a place where I can see it often and be reminded by it," I said.…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 7, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments
I am in the car with my son outside of my workplace. It is my day off, but we are here because he wants to visit my team.
I can't blame him. The people I work with are like family and they absolutely adore my son. We are talking about thats-my-cutie-and-he-can-do-no-wrong-let-me-make-him-some-cookies…
Once upon a time, a mom was alone with her thoughts... We all know that's a fairy tale.
There's a running monologue in my head 24/7, that is often both nonsensical and disorganized. If I were an internet browser, I'd have too many tabs open at once and quite a few webpages would be crashing.
No matter how many lists, apps, and calendars I have, it's hard to keep track. Life stuff. Work stuff. Kid stuff. Love stuff. Health stuff. Home stuff. And how to prioritize which…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 9, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments
***Disclaimer-adult content and perhaps a bit lengthy but full of nice juicy bits.
Ok so...I am fresh out of my wonderful Yoga class in a beautiful garden in Bedstuy Brooklyn. I am sweating bullets, hot as heck but I am feeling…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on July 23, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments
If you are looking for less angry, less depressed, more pleasant etc..., maybe try quitting Facebook for a while to see if it helps or not. The happiness research institute found out the difference between the FB users who left FB for a week and the frequent FB uers. Isn't it interesting?!?! For more details for the study:…Continue
Added by Joy Ye on June 27, 2017 at 5:22pm — No Comments
It's hard for me to look at my son now and imagine the swirling mass of hormones that he will become one day. It is equally hard for me to think about the time that he will not need me around anymore (but still want me there, like a plant). But, those days are coming, whether I like it or not. So, I guess that it is good for me to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 23, 2016 at 8:06am — No Comments
As mentioned earlier this month, I am not afraid of a good long cry. There are certain places where I do my best not to cry, like at work. I try to suck it up and let the tears out later when I won't be interrupted. Fortunately I have a wonderful job right now that doesn't cause me tears.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 16, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments
I had a bad day. Things didn't really go my way at work and they weren't going that well at home either. There comes a point where you really don't want to hear your family's critiques about the new recipe you just rushed home to prepare for them; you just want them to eat it.
My usual behavior when that…
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My son laughs at the slapstick pratfalls on a television show. He laughs at the goofy knock-knock jokes that I tell him. And he is super ticklish.
And all those things make me really…
Believe me when I…
One day when I dropped my son off to school, a little girl in his class came over to greet him with a giant hug and some happy words. My son bared it, the girl walked off and my son looked up at me and said, "These girls - they always want to hug me."
My son's school is technically a hug-free zone (for the…
Anyone who knows me knows i love to read. so with this pregnancy i couldnt wait to go to the library everyday i would askmy boyfriend if we could go, because i personally dont feel comfortable going out alone without him in case something was to happen because through my pregnancy if its not one thing its another.. literally!.. everyday was a challenge!. But thankfully we finally got to go, i was so excited i think we maybe spent about 2 hours there and we only got 3 books lol.
Added by Maria Olivencia on March 14, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments
Parents love their children from the time they are conceived. Anything that causes a child pain, causes them pain. Unfortunately, bullying across schools has increased and has taken a new form – cyberbullying. Here are some recent statistics on bullying from bullyingstatistics.org:
Added by MEGHA MATHUR on February 13, 2015 at 10:40pm — No Comments
I struggle with my mother-daughter relationship. When I first found out I was having a girl, I worried. I'm not a girlie-girl and I don't really know what to do with one of those. Even more so, I had a strained relationship with my own mother for as long as I could remember. Finding out I was having a girl brought back so…
Added by J. Ivy Boyter on January 26, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments
That moment you realize that everything is going right, all that you need or want is coming into your life right when its suppose to be. Some call this luck, coincidence, or just plan chance, but I call this synchronicity or being in the vortex. This whole week I have been focusing my attention on what I do want. Everything you can imagine has gone wrong and I just didn't let it phase me. I just allowed the Universe to do what it must in order for me to get what I need. I have been reading…Continue
Added by Victoria Sconion on September 2, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments
Emotions are integral part of any human being. All the behaviour, attitude rather the whole well-being depends on how emotionally you are balanced.
Added by Rinki Srivastav on December 10, 2013 at 6:32am — 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
Mother’s Day is May 12th, that is a week from this Sunday. There are likely to be lots of articles to suggest ways to honor your mom or help your children honor their mom. I would like to take a different approach and speak to moms directly. Give yourself permission to pat yourself on the back and to take a break. Parenting is both the toughest and most rewarding job in the world. This is a good time to remind moms (fathers too) that you have to fill your own bucket before…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on May 3, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments
It's never ever easy to be a parent, but man, some days are just harder than others, aren't they? And when you're dealing with an overtired child, you're pretty much fighting an unbeatable battle, like a kitten trying to hold its own against a wolverine. Yep, this is exactly how my week began yesterday (as if Mondays weren't bad enough already!)
It had been…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 16, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments