These past few years have been so fueled by angst, change and growing pains; that I haven’t embraced this age for the beauty that it is. I’ve spent more time mourning the loss of the little-ness that is slowly disappearing than celebrating my growing tween. In just over a month she turns 10, she hits double digits. It doesn’t sound that old, I know. But trust me, it’s significant. The battles have begun over stealing my shoes, wearing lip gloss to school and shaving legs . . . the list goes…Continue
Added by Kelli on September 30, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Heaps of intermingled clean and dirty laundry in every bedroom volcanically erupted by another continental clothing drift. Unclean dishes flowing like lava out of the sink onto counters. Meal remnants littered like ash across the kitchen floor, family room, foyer, playroom, and “fill-in-the-blank”.…Continue
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I actually hate that question. It’s so cliché, but even more so, it never really invites real…Continue
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If any of you happened to see my Facebook status on Monday you know that I faced a motherhood dilemma.
Scenario; I had asked our kindergartener ½ a dozen times if he placed his lunch in his backpack and to which he replied, yes, each time. So, I drop the kiddos off at school. I get home and go to the fridge to get our 3-year-old a snack and guess what I see in the fridge? His lunch!! Mind you, I asked him like ½…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on September 19, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments
So Ibiza has been in the news this week as a number of b-list celebrities jet out for some richly deserved look at me-time.
After I’d got over the envy of the perfect tans (I may be catching the sun on maternity leave, but my bright-white-foot-wide-nursing-bra-strap-marks make my arms look like they’ve been designated laybys by the Highways Agency), I was also forced to face the realisation that now I’m a mum I WILL NEVER GO RAVING AGAIN.
It doesn’t matter that the last…Continue
Added by Sal Thomas on July 12, 2013 at 6:03am — No Comments
I’m alive. and large. and Pregnant. Still. I haven’t wrote in my blog recently because honestly, by the end of the night (my blogging/writing time) I’m spent and my brain stops functioning. Literally. It stops. I’ve been a busy little bee around our nest though! Some days I ‘forget’ that I have an extra X lbs attached to my…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 7, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments
There has never been a dull moment in raising our 2 boys. Never. Each day, each week, each month, each year has been such an awesome adventure and has opened my eyes to a whole new world. My way of thinking has changed, the way I view the world around me is different, our way of playing, how we talk… It’s always been…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 9, 2013 at 4:15pm — No Comments
Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to raise the bar on discipline at home and at work.
Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of October, this blog will explore the idea of raising the bar, of getting better at something. Previously this month, this space has been used to look at raising the bar as an entrepreneur, …
Added by Janeane Davis on October 23, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments
Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to raise the bar in your personal and professional relationships.
Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of October, this blog will explore the idea of raising the bar, of getting better at something. Previously this month, this space has been used to look at
raising the bar as an entrepreneur and …
Added by Janeane Davis on October 16, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments
Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to raise the bar with continuing education.
Added by Janeane Davis on October 9, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments
I'm brainstorming here. I'd like this to be well thought out resonating post of parenting rationalization but the truth is that I'm sitting at my desk shocked by interactions that have taken place between myself and my teenage daughter in the past week, things that have come out of nowhere.
I know that over the past year I've come to a sort of mid-life-crisis in parenting similar to that of the 40 year old man that is mid-life minus the new Porsche and Viagra. My daughter is turning…Continue
Added by Brandy Burke on July 1, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments
I am not even sure what started the screaming match between my daughter and I, but all of a sudden our family dinner turned to tears and snot, grounding and a bunch of things being said – I don't know how it gets so out of control so quickly. She's so sweet and little until she decides she's grown.
I don't understand how you can clearly hatefully disrespect someone and then be like “I didn't do anything wrong” - so while we were sitting there playing the blame game it occurred to me…Continue
Added by Brandy Burke on July 1, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments
Both my girls have their fair share of anxiety - I can be credited for passing that down to them, I guess. Neither one is worse than the other, and while their anxieties are similar, they're also pretty different and have to be handled differently.
Brooke is indecisive and has separational anxiety - she wants to spend the night with a friend, but then calls me at 10:30 not able to sleep, she invites friends over but decides later that she wishes they would leave. She wants to go to…Continue
Added by Brandy Burke on June 30, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments
By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Remember what it was like to be in school, afraid of the big bully in the neighborhood? The documentary Bully reignited the national dialogue about this challenge for kids, following several students and their families over the course of one school year.
Bullying is pervasive in our society today – research indicates that one in three children have been…Continue
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It’s a hard thing to want something, and I mean really want something, with all of your heart, and every bit of your being. So much so you can barely contain the elation in your voice when you talk about it, nor the flutter in your belly attesting to both extremes of excitement and apprehension. You find yourself struggling to keep the knot in your throat from rising just thinking about it, dreaming on it.
Yup, desire can do that to you.
Twenty years of…
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