Although we love our children dearly, that love comes with a steep price. It’s too bad it doesn’t also come with an industrial vat of lemon ginger water.
It can be hard to do so as a parent, but ultimately, helping kids gain independence is the best gift you can give your kids to enable their success.
When we talk about the circle of life, we neglect to mention a pretty huge developmental stage that happens in late adulthood – the Grandparent Phase.
The sooner we teach the next generation the value of working for what they want, the better it is for ALL of us.
Depression. As a writer, a lover of all words big and small, it is one of very few I can say I vehemently hate. The ugliest of words, it is. It defines everything that has ever gone wrong in my life, my head, and my soul. It is the catalyst that destroys all that I […]
From the time D-dude was able to walk I have asked him to do small chores. As he got older the chores increased and the difficulty increased. He’s eleven now so of course he is doing almost the amount of chores I do. Almost. The amount is close but the difficulty is not as […]
January at a park: Ok, we are here. I should run a little bit, too. Hell, I put on my sports bra. Nah. I don’t really feel like it. I’m gonna play with Liv at the park while her dad runs, but not TOO much because she should play with the other kids. I remember […]
Everybody’s an expert at parenting before they actually become parents (or a looooong time after they’ve been parents). I was no exception. The list of things I was never going to do as a parent before I became one is lengthy. I was either so naive or such an asshole — not sure which. Here […]