My son likes to tell me when he is not happy. If I take him to a store, I hear "But that doesn't make me happy." If I tell him to clean up his toys, I hear, "That makes me so sad." He is five: Happiness is getting to do whatever he wants when he wants.
I used to think that happiness depended on the person -…
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Every Sunday morning, I give my son his allowance. He does a little song and dance he made up and races to his room to put the money into his three jars. So far, he's completely understood the purpose of his spend and save jars, but we haven't done much with his give jar. He knows that he has that jar in order to give back to the world, but we were…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 30, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
My husband is a wonderful man. (And that is not just because he reads this blog.) He is a supportive spouse, an intelligent person and a fantastic father. In our hurried life, we pass messages via text, talk while he is standing in the kitchen and cozy up on the couch together. I hope that he feels the same level of support from me that I feel from…Continue
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Huggies is asking moms everywhere to post an…Continue
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This was a weekend full of sports in my family. My 12 year old had a basketball game and my 7 year old had a soccer game and swim meet. As Rachel Macy Stafford says, I love to watch my children play. I have grown so much from the days when my 12 year old was just getting into sports - when my ego came roaring out to the field, the court, the pool - and I wanted him to excel at all costs. Regardless of his reasons for joining a team or for playing a sport (uh, maybe because…Continue
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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
Those of us who live in North America and Western Europe are truly blessed. We have so many things to help us get through the day that they practically get unnoticed, such as plumbing, hot water, showers and for most, at least two decent size meals a day.
As women we have laws that protect us just like our male counterparts and the liberty to shape our own destiny. We also have what most people in the world don’t have, hope.
This four letter word has been used so much in our…Continue
Added by Maggy Downey on September 11, 2013 at 9:37pm — No Comments
Breastfeeding was on of those taboo topics that people just didn’t talk about when I was pregnant with my first child. As a new mom, I knew right away that I wanted to try breastfeeding my baby. My first experience with breastfeeding happened when my twin sisters were born. I remember seeing my mom breastfeeding and knew that my body…Continue
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Although the 2013 Academy Awards are history, one gem - Amour - will continue to shine. This heartbreaking and unflinching movie was painful to watch but it stimulated conversations with more questions than answers.
As the people we love decline, how do we deal with the inevitable suffering?
Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tackled this subject and won the 2013 Academy Award for best foreign language film. The leads, veteran French actors Jean-Louis…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on March 19, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
For the past few nights, Squeaker has slept in 5+ hour stretches! Pre-baby, I did not understand how this could possibly be a good thing, but after months of uncomfortable pregnancy sleep and 10 weeks of being in various states of consciousness–I feel like I’ve won the lottery! I have found sleep to be one of the most contentious topics in new mom land. Where does he sleep? Where do I sleep? Where does dad sleep? Is it okay for him to sleep in a chair? Can he sleep swaddled? Is he…Continue
Added by Alex on March 18, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments
Adorned in pink, football fans gathered at the Rogers Centre on October 14, 2012 for the CFL’s second annual Pink Game in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. With only five games remaining, the Toronto Argonauts took on their rivals the Montreal Allouettes in an exciting game that had players and fans thinking about more than just football.
As the fight for the ball got underway fans were reminded not only of the struggle unfolding on the field, but of the battles fought…Continue
Added by Randi Goodman on October 27, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments
Ever since Title IX guaranteed equal funding for girls' sports programs 40 years ago, we've seen the results in school, the workplace and women's self-confidence. Studies have shown that girls who play sports in high school are more likely to do better in science classes, complete college, avoid substance abuse and join the workforce. And the more time they spend participating in team sports, the higher their self-esteem.
Naturally, there's also an effect on the playing…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on August 13, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments
This year over 1.75 million college students walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas. Seniors everywhere were excited to graduate as parents were thinking about words of wisdom to impart. With the scarcity of jobs and school loans due, it’s going to be harder than ever for these kidults to engage in adult roles.…Continue
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By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
I am running down the hall. In the living room there is a party going on and women are dancing to the music. I’m nervous. Very very nervous. One of the women calls to me. Suuuusaaaaan. Its yooooouuurr turrrrnnn! She has a feather boa in her hands and she wants me to shimmy my way into the center of the circle and…Continue
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By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
An old friend of mine recently chopped her finger off.
It wasn’t intentional and it wasn’t her whole finger, but it was a nice chunk. She was trimming plants in her garden and trimmed her thumb right off along with a stem. Ugh! It must have been awful!
This happened while I…
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By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Are you alone and wondering how you'll be celebrating the holidays this year? Whether you're divorced or widowed, a single parent or the spouse of a deployed serviceperson, it most likely seemed easier when you had a partner to share in the planning. But now that you'll be the one creating the holiday mood, take advantage of the freedom you have to develop customs that are just right for you. …
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