I don’t know about you, but back talk drives me insane. What many of us parents don’t realize is that it’s our approach that invites the back talk. It’s not our kids being jerks. How many times have you said something along the lines of You DO NOT talk to me that way! or You […]
Have You Become A “No Monster”?
How many times do you think you say NO to your kids every day? Five times? Twenty times? A hundred times? I bet if I kept track, it would be in the triple digits. Easily. Sometimes I say no to them before they can even finish a complete sentence. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. […]
Mom, is Santa Claus real?
I have been waiting for you to ask me this question. This is a question lots of parents have a hard time knowing best how to answer, because Christmas is such a special and magical time of year. And I want you to believe in magic. Forever. So… Is Santa Claus real? To answer that question […]
Hey! Our relationship sucks! Let’s have some kids!
This morning I read an article online about a couple who is going through a divorce after 10 years together. Unfortunately, there are children involved. Halfway through the article, I read this quote: “The relationship was going poorly for six years,” he admitted on The View. “We went through with [having kids] in hopes that the […]
Unless you are positive all of your kids are sleeping, silence is NOT golden.
I am almost halfway through this Lose to Win thing. For six weeks I have been pretty focused on that. And for the last 3 weeks, I have been going to the Y in the morning and then again at night on most days. My father has been amazing. He comes up every morning to babysit […]