Tag Archives: #parenting

My 4 favorite Holiday traditions

Let’s face it.  The holidays are a perfect combination of stress and happiness.  Elf on the Shelf, Caroling, getting together with the extended family can be outweighed by winter storms, holiday traveling (or hosting), and money issues. Before I started my own family, the holidays were a little simpler.  I had grown up and was […]

5 words my toddler says that tests my sanity

When my son turned 2 years, his practitioner voiced some concern that he might be a little behind in his speech.  It was something I tried to keep in mind, that we needed to work more on those social skills, to cultivate his language, and most importantly, to encourage it.  He had a particularly effective […]

The destruction of the NFL’s brand

In this post, I talked about the values of the NFL and how they penalize their players.  In the post, I was annoyed and outraged by the fact that cheating led to a more serious penalty then domestic assault drug abuse, and animal abuse.  I questioned what the NFL truly valued. Many responded with the fact […]

March update: Dream big, plan small

In December, I shared 30 goals for my 30th year of life. This is my March update. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr.   There are things that sometimes happen to […]

An Open Letter to Parents: Appreciating the “Juggle”

Dear Parents, Let’s talk about the juggle. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Whether you are a parent or not, we all have to juggle multiple responsibilities in order to get what needs to be done… done. As a parent, you are now adding someone who is looking to you. And that’s when […]

Parent’s Blizzard Survival Kit: What You NEED to Keep your Sanity!

Are you ready Maine? We have about 12 short hours to prepare for a pretty nasty storm. Take it from me. During our previous storm, in November 2014 – which wasn’t a blizzard but we lost power for 2 days – I was not prepared. So when the power went out, the kiddos turned to […]

Thoughts on Facebook Parenting: It Takes A Village to Raise a Child

Yesterday, an opinion piece was posted on CNN. The title was “Why Facebook Parenting Can Backfire”. Ignoring the information about crowdsorcing which, honestly has nothing to do with personal posts on social media, its biggest points were: how would your child like that you are airing their dirty laundry on Facebook & that posting questions […]