I recently came upon a meme of a sad girl with the words across the chest of the tee-shirt she wore which said: She’s standing on the line between giving up and seeing how much more she can take. Powerful right? It’s loaded with the need for us as parents to make sure that this “line” is not a thin line.
It doesn’t matter if you have a 4-year old who’s being potty trained a 10-year old who’s trying to make the basketball team, a teenager who’s going…Continue
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Learning how to drive and getting out on the roads is yet another step into the adulthood your teenage son or daughter will eventually make. As…Continue
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Raging hormones is probably a parent’s worst nightmare. Every parent becomes worried about their kids relationships, their hangouts the moment their kid hits puberty. This is also the time when your kid prefers more privacy and seclusion from you. It is a pretty helpless state but with many…Continue
On days of high stress at my office, my coworkers and I will message one another with phrases we've picked up from the younger members of our team:
This meeting: I can't even.
I literally can't with this person right…Continue
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Ok, yeah, I'll admit that my husband and I may have rock, paper, scissored our way through some of more undesirable aspects of parenting our twins. (I'm pretty sure we're not the only ones who do this either.) Because, sometimes, it just doesn't really make sense for BOTH of us to jump into a crappy situation. For…Continue
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Please believe the hype – forty truly is fabulous. I can’t say what it is like for all forty years old women. But for me (and most of my friends) - It’s an age where my children are out of the baby stage, my career is getting into a grove, my marriage is fun and comfortable. I have made peace with my stretch marks and I have finally forgiven my children for my saggy boobs. In fact, now that I have a great bra - I have really have started to appreciate my body.
Basically life is pretty…Continue
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Parents have you ever received a call from mall security or the police department letting you know that they just caught your teenager stealing? If so, you aren’t alone and you aren’t the first parent who has had to deal with this type of behavior. It is important that you handle the situation in a calm and…Continue
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Most teenagers enjoy hanging out at the mall for several hours on the weekends so that they can spend time with their friends and window shop, unless they have money to spend. In fact, I remember doing this when I was a teenager, I enjoyed roaming around the mall and catching up with my friends. Most…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 28, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
** Girls and drama go together like humidity and swass.
** Try as I may, I just don't have the moves like Jagger.
** It's best to look at the toilet seat before sitting down, at least in my house anyway.
** Clearly, my kids wait till I've just changed their sheets to pee the bed.
** Drinking cheap wine after having…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 29, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments
I peeked in on my son sleeping this morning, and was aghast at how tall he actually looked lying in bed. He is twelve years old, on the brink of his journey through Junior High, and I can hardly believe how much he's grown. I looked at his feet (now bigger than mine), and his hands (almost bigger than mine), and…Continue
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My son has a job as a lifeguard this summer, and today I drive him to work. Though he now has his driver’s license, he does not yet have his own car and so for the time being, we must share mine and he is being a good sport about it. I drive slowly; neither of us has an agenda and there are no external distractions. We are simply mother and son, each fully present, as we so often were when he was young; before I became preoccupied with the passing of time and midlife reinvention, and before…Continue
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My oldest son has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and he’s always had a desire to make money ever since his first lemonade stand at age 8! Unfortunately, it’s impossible to find a part time job when…Continue
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It’s the beginning…
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