As summer approaches, my heart sinks because my children will be leaving. Since my divorce, I am legally bound to turn them over to their father. Now my summers are filled with time. And I am trying to savor the gift in spite of its aftertaste.
Have you ever had one of those school breaks when everything goes wrong? When 100 things all combine to make it horrible? We just had one, and I never want it to happen again.
Already being a fan of the 7 Habits, I was intrigued at the idea of teaching them to my children (particularly while they are still young), and this book has filled me with plenty of ideas on how to do that. This book has single-handedly made a paradigm shift for the better in my parenting...
Are you having trouble getting your kids to listen? Adina Socolf knows you can't make children listen...but you can help them learn.
Have you ever had a deep inner desire to take control of your out-of-control life and make it simpler? I did!
We love the idea of saying yes: taking more opportunities to have fun with our children, even when that fun is messy and inconvenient. But how often do we actually say yes? Nicolette, of the blog How Does She?, devoted one day to saying yes.
Learning to live in the present and appreciate the now is not as easy as it sounds. In the past, I've described myself as a frustrated perfectionist who is constantly vacillating between my desire to get things done and my desire to enjoy the moment before it's gone. These are the things that have helped...
As part of the preparation for Passover, most Jewish families do a thorough cleaning of their homes. Even if you don't celebrate Passover, you won't want to miss author Adina Soclof's five tips for encouraging children to help around the house and prepare for holiday festivities.
Maybe families everywhere could benefit from slowing down and rushing less.
As moms, we think, “This is going to be a wonderful day – I'm going to get all this stuff done and have magical moments with my children...” and we end up disappointed somewhere along the way. While it's great to be positive, it's also great to be realistic!
In the quest to be better, sometimes women get sidetracked with the quest to be perfect. Author, Allyson Reynolds, defines what the "perfect mother" really looks like.