Raising kids is hard work. Personally, I find it hard enough to be in charge of my own well being for 24 hours a day, forever, with no breaks, but to multiply that is just barbaric. And at least when you mess up your own life, you do not have as many people telling you… Continue reading Setting the Stage: Helping Your Children Find Values Before they Learn them the Hard Way
There has never been a time of abundance quite like today in America, but people are still over consumed with the desire for more. I would credit this phenomenon to our wonderful social media brainwashing applications, accompanied by a massive avalanche of advertisements specifically catered to our individual preferences. Even those of us alert enough… Continue reading Smarter Schools – Dumber Kids?
Today I sent my child to school with every single answer on her homework incorrect. Every maternal cell in my body was screaming and longing to fix it, and I tried. Short of taking the pencil, actually the pen because my daughter found out that some pens come with erasers and has decided that they… Continue reading Why Failure is an Option
Every time I thought about writing this blog, I struggled with what my number one tip for step-parents would be. Well, today that became painfully obvious as I got jabbed across the face with it. So when my step-daughter, the one I raised for the most part by myself for the past 10 years, got… Continue reading Tips For Step-Mothers
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. First of all, it falls in the end of October, my favorite month, in my favorite season. It is not too hot or too cold and the trees are beautiful. It is also perfectly timed. You go out and have your kids bring home a huge… Continue reading How to Maximize Your Candy Haul This Halloween
Once again, the freedom.. I mean the school bells are ringing and although we will soon find a few more hours at home sans chaos, the school year seems to come with it's own set of complications. Whether you are an all hands on deck parent, who completes the science fair project for their kid,… Continue reading 10 Tips for a Smooth Back to School
One time I was driving home from a night out in Manhattan. It was late, so the roads were pretty empty, which was really good because my gas pedal just happened to get stuck. I panicked for about twenty seconds, which seemed like forever, but then I managed to come up with a plan. I… Continue reading Get Your Gas Pedal Unstuck: How to be Present as a Mother