My kids don't think I'm fun. But somebody has to do the tough stuff that makes the fun stuff possible! I've created a modified version of Jack Nickolson's infamous speech from "A Few Good Men" to help explain my predicament.
if you’re feeling a little stale these days and not at all like the fun mom you used to be or thought you would be, maybe you just need to get out of your workplace (the home) and start living like a tourist.
When I’m swimming laps, quitting in the middle just isn't an option--especially as I swim in deep water. The same is true for motherhood, but it’s not sink or swim. Here are the lessons I learned from the lap pool.
Emergencies strike all around us: we don’t have the special blankie on hand, or--catastrophe!--there is a hole in the tights just before the dance performance begins! Enjoy a good laugh as this delightful article shares some wonderful ideas on how to save the day.
When I first picked up this book I thought it would be all about how I need to do more, be more, add in new goals to my already busy life. What it really has done is open my eyes to just how much daily habits can make a difference in our lives, for better...
So much pressure exists for kids to be perfect at everything. My experience with an eating disorder has made me certain that our kids need to hear this instead: Do your best, be kind, give back, make healthy choices, embrace what makes you different. You are powerful. You make a difference. You are enough. ...
Are you ever baffled by your child's obsession with screens, phones, or video games? Dawn Wessman models a child-lead discussion that eliminated battles, improved her son's mood, increased learning and activity level, as well as deepened their relationship.
After watching her mother struggle with her weight and eventually die from obesity, sociologist Dina Rose determined that her daughter would have a better “food life.” Applying the principles of sociology, Dina taught her daughter healthy eating habits. She has since helped countless families in their quest to eat better and avoid dreaded food battles....
During the summer I sometimes feel guilty when I ignore my children to do housework. Other times I feel frustrated because I give them attention but neglect essential tasks. I realized something needed to change, so I instituted a tradition that has since been the highlight of summer.
Why are we so busy? What good does it do? We used to rush from school and work and soccer practice to piano practice to the drive-through again for dinner to homework to collapse into bed and do the same thing the next day. I decided something had to change.
Being a mom and being with children can be fun, at least some of the time. But I've had a a few experiences lately that have shown me the value of pure fun, just for myself.
I was attending my first Power of Moms Retreat! Would I find answers to the question:Why am I a mean mom and what can I do to stop? The idea hit my mind. The idea was this: I'm not mean. I'm stressed! This discovery has helped changed my life.