This week, my best friend from childhood (and her daughter) came to spend a few days with us. Each summer when we get together, I get excited and look forward to our time spent together, and this week was no exce…ption. The first night, my friend was putting her daughter to bed, and I was…Details
Earlier this summer around bedtime, my daughter began complaining that a bunch of her friends get to stay up later than she does and asked me why she cannot stay up later. Rather than get into a disagreemen…t about bedtime, I simply told her that her friends who stay up later probably do not still…Details
I decided to write my post last night about my struggles right after I brought my kids to swim practice. I took a few quiet minutes in the car (alone time is vital to my well-being) to reflect on the… past two days and write about it. This helped to bring clarity to what had…Details
The past two days have been frustrating for me as a parent. It’s not anything in particular my three kids have done, but rather my frustration level. Every few months I have a day where my hormones are not in the correct balance, and as a result, every little thing makes me furious. My internal…Details
This week has seen a dramatic decrease in the craziness of my family’s schedule. My daughter just finished up three weeks of full-day theater camp, culminating in six performances over th…ree days last week. My younger son had full-day Cub Scout camp last week. My older son was in band camp a little bit each…Details
This week was my 7-year-old’s first time at Cub Scout Camp. For the most part, he was excited to go and spend the week with his friends. I say “for the most part” because he is usually wary of new or unfamiliar experiences. There was one activity in particular that he did NOT want to…Details
I am back home from an incredible weekend in Chicago at the PCI conference with an amazing group of parent coaches, all of whom I am proud to call friends and colleagues. Together, we are changing the world, one parent one family at a time. Love you guys!
My 11 year old son is getting bigger, and so are his friends. And along with their increased size comes increased physicality and roughness in their play. Recently when they were playing …in the pool, they managed to break the bracket that holds the drop rod that keeps the pool gate safely closed and locked.…Details