I had an a-ha moment yesterday. Why I need to be slammed over the head with these things repeatedly before I get them, I don’t know. But that’s how it seems to work for me. I have a history of depression. Fifteen or so years ago, I was hospitalized (for the first time) and consequently […]
A Reminder To All Moms (And Dads)
Dear Moms (And Dads), I thought maybe you could use a reminder. Because last night I had one of those nights and I realized that I needed one, too. Whatever that thing is you are freaking out over right now? Um… It’s not that big a deal. Oh, wait… Your thing is different? Your thing […]
We all love This Is Us. And this is why.
There’s a pretty good chance you have heard about the television show This Is Us. Everyone is talking about it. Because just about everyone is watching it. I was out of the loop until about two weeks ago when I got sucked in. And I got sucked in hard. I watched the first ten episodes in […]
Reading this could save you $50 a month. At least. Seriously.
When money started to get super tight (or nonexistent) for us a couple years ago, cable TV was one of the first things we got rid of. Quitting cable cold turkey was not as difficult as I thought it would be. And we still had Netflix, so we were able to watch TV shows. We […]
21 days to establish a new habit, right? WRONG!
We’ve all seen that quote — So that’s just three weeks. Right? Wrong! WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!!! That quote — the one that says it takes 21 days to form a new habit — is actually kind of a misquote. A quote that has mutated. Back in the 1950’s, a plastic surgeon named Maxwell Maltz noticed a […]
Dear NYAM — How much TV do you let a 4-year-old watch?
A couple weeks ago I got a message from a reader asking me about kids and screen time: How much, if any, TV/iPad do you let a 4 year old watch? I have a lot of anxiety in my personality and it stresses me out if he watches an hour after school, but I also […]