Have you ever started a new routine? Did you succeed the first time you tried to implement it? What’s wrong with you? I’m just kidding! We’re all human and struggle when learning something new or trying to do something that we’ve been doing for years in a new way. Let me tell you a bit […]
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Getting your children to do their homework can be a struggle. They’re tired after a long day at school and playing with their friends. Just because it looks like they can go for hours doesn’t mean they aren’t tired from a long day. Not to mention, they would rather be doing an activity that they […]
I’m not going to proclaim that I’m perfect on the following lessons. More days than I would like to admit, I find myself wanting to toss these lessons out the window and run for the nearest pastry shop. Actually, that probably has more to do with my husband’s current low carb and low sugar diet. […]
You’ve asked your 8 year old to put away the clothes on his bed. When you go back by his room, he hasn’t put them away. You remind him again before going back into the kitchen to finish dinner. From the depths of his bedroom, you hear him watching a YouTube video. “Put away the […]
I was going to say veggies, but we don’t have to go that dramatic. Let’s focus on why the little buggers won’t eat new foods that they’ve never tried before. Oh, you’re “that” mom. The one who just posted a photo of your son eating a veggie smoothie. Well, I don’t want to be rude, […]
In a previous post, I spoke on the benefits of solitude. As a quick recap, I will summarize the 5 Key Benefits of Solitude. Decompression. Deep thinking. Creation. Reflection. Enhance concentration and focus. As a mother, there are probably limited times that you are alone. Even when you’re asleep, someone is likely invading your private […]
Why don’t they want to wash their hands? You’ve finally made it past the enormous mountain of potty training. Yeah, for you! You’ve even made it past the point that your youngster calls from you from the bathroom to come and wipe his butt! Double yeah, for you! You would think you were in the […]
“I want a piñata. No, a Hello Kitty birthday party. Or how about, a scooter. No, no, a puppy,” shouts your tiny monster. The list goes on and on. Mommy wants a candy buffet with jars of decadent junk food. Hey, not that kind of present! Being present. What does it mean to be present? […]
If you aren’t married, please replace “spouse” with “significant other”. What were your last 5 conversations with your spouse? “Did you remember to take out the trash?” “Why didn’t you get gas? You were the last one to drive the car.” “Why did you forget to get trash bags? You knew it was trash day.” […]
Does your child crave routine and structure? No? Your right, if he had it his way, he would eat chocolate and chug an energy drink at midnight. Everything would start out fun and exciting. He would giggle and run around in circles. The party would last until he ran into the coffee table and started […]