Conversation overheard at the park: Kid 1: No he’s not! Kid 2: Yes he is! My puppy IS my blood brother. Kid 1: How?
Posts Tagged ‘Family’
Our recent mama/child conversation:
Mama: Look — there’s a half-moon. Do you want to be an astronaut fly in a space ship to the moon?
Child: Nooo mama… I can’t go on the half-moon. I’d slide off!
Many parents know, from the moment they bring home a new baby, or at least from the time they start getting a decent night’s sleep, that naming a guardian for their children is one of those important grown-up tasks that they should do. But a lot of people just don’t do it. And it’s not […]
All devoted parents want to raise their children to be successful. We want to give our kids the best shot at creating a good life for themselves. However, it is important that we understand just how we, as individuals and parents, define success. How do you define success for your child? Perhaps it means achieving […]
As parents we may love to be involved in our kid’s lives through coaching. It’s a rewarding experience to watch your son or daughter become a pro from your excellent know-how of the game. However, before you pick up the whistle, you might want to consider these issues that both parent-coaches and children might face […]
I recently attended a friend’s baby shower, and as she was about to be a first-time mom, the well-meaning party planners put up a well-meaning board where all guests could write “Parenting Advice”. As a mom of two young kids, I had to chuckle at the notes that were scrawled on the board: “Cherish every […]
Divorce is stressful enough on its own, but add parenting to the mix and things are bound to feel overwhelming. While every divorce is different, there are some considerations you can make as a parent that can result in an easier process and transition. Prioritize Your Children Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you […]
When I found my daughter Sierra scratching and scratching one holiday season, I thought she just had dry scalp from the winter air. On Christmas Eve, I looked a little closer and was horrified to discover little critters crawling everywhere. I was about to receive an unwanted Christmas gift – a house full of lice. […]
There has recently been much talk on the topic of working from home vs. working in an office. This was spurred in large part by Yahoo’s new work-in-office mandate, which aims to make the company more collaborative and the employees more productive. I don’t take a position on the mandate because everyone is different—many people […]