Art is the medium between what we know and what we feel. It’s not only an effective tool to teach creativity and express ourselves, the process can also foster emotional development.
I might just win the most annoying mom award and I’m okay with it. Each year, I find strategic times – holidays, special occasions and transitions – to ask my family to answer thought provoking questions like, “What three things would change about yourself?” Even […]
There was so much positive feedback on the post, How to Manage the Family and Free Up Time, that I’ve written a follow up with 4 additional ways to make more time in your day. Unlike the original post, the organizational tips here don’t all revolve around […]
My wishes turned into reality last week when the countdown to school finally hit zero and my daughters got out of my hair…I mean house. And while I couldn’t wait for a schedule and routine, summer seems like a breeze in comparison to this new […]
If you’re a busy mom like me, juggling parenting, school, the house, working and a thousand other things, you’ve probably said this to yourself a thousand times. I wish there were more hours in the day so I can get more done. Obviously there is […]
Regardless of age, getting children up, dressed, fed and out the door without conflict can feel like a herculean task. The experience can be just as maddening even when your children are able to do all of that themselves. For those of you with younger […]
What can we as parents do to make the transition back to school easier and a little less overwhelming? What can we do to support our children socially and emotionally to ensure they thrive under these challenging circumstances? Believe it or not, there’s one simple answer…LEAD BY EXAMPLE. Here are 5 ways to lead by example that will support our children’s overall well-being and ensure positive growth.
As I’ve gotten older (and wiser), I’ve come to learn that some of the traits I had been most proud of for so many years are the very ones that are to my detriment. I believed that when I was upset or angry, brushing it […]
It may be the wisdom that naturally comes with age, increased life experiences, or the constantly evolving positive mindset that I’ve been working on for years now. But, lately, I’ve been particularly attuned to the thoughts of gratitude that run through my mind on a […]
It’s been a long time since my daughter and I spent an extended period of quality time alone together. My daughter is a teenager. Now that she is beginning to tour colleges, I see it as an opportunity to grab as much time with her […]