My mom always used to say, "Be salt and light of this world." Lately, those words have stuck with me. Everything I do, her words are whispering in m...
I turned away, my eyes filled with tears, as I put away the peanut butter and jelly. He's only 8. I'm not ready for this, I thought. It's all going by too fast.
This weekend, as I looked at the four loads of laundry lying on my bedroom floor, I had an epiphany about how laundry is a lot like life. Here's how...
Anyone who reviews this information will hopefully not have to examine it closely to determine the categories which describe their friendships. If so, then there might be a need to review the classifications carefully as a guide to reevaluate a relationship.
I'd like to state for the record (because apparently this common fact is not known to all): If you throw a party you may not charge your guests for the party. You know why? Because you decided to throw the party. If you do not want to pay for said party, do not throw the party. Simple.
My plan is all about the mechanics, the timing, the facts. In the midst of it all, I've forgotten about how my daughter feels: She doesn't want to sleep.
I was looking toward my future with hope, excitement and anticipation, it was a new chapter in life for me and I couldn't wait for what lay ahead. Until one day, everything I knew and everything I was looking forward to changed in the matter of a split second.
One of the main reasons we are constantly trying to find ways to improve ourselves is because we want to be happy. But as happiness is a state of mind, training your mind to be happy is essential.
Being intentional in how you raise your child is all about knowing what matters to you and making sure that you and your partner are on the same page moving forward.
Fourth in the series: 8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet* How do you respond if someone asks you how you're doing? If you're anything like me, ...
Look for the best in everyone in every situation, and let your kids hear you do it. It will not take long before this becomes your default way to view the world, and then you will start seeing less hurt and rejection around every corner for your kids.
Logging 50 hours of supervised driving time, an Illinois requirement, takes a lot of time, patience and courage. Now is the time to take advantage of your motivated and captive audience and make clear everything you think is important about driving.
Telephone occasionally and bring the call to an end yourself, citing things you need to do. If leaving a voicemail (not more than one or two, max), don't sound breathless with that feigned surplus of activity, just minimally distracted by the fulfillments of your own life.
Today, I'm living the life I began to create the day I learned I had breast cancer. I no longer surround myself with negative or toxic people. I travel whenever I want to. I show up. I listen. I don't pretend to be anyone other than myself.
If you are ever in doubt about whether to ask some burning question, first ask yourself if you would pose the same question about the body of a non-trans youth or adult, perhaps your own child or a student or neighbor. If the answer is no, don't ask. If you find yourself biting your tongue, keep biting.
Parenting is not for the weak. Kids will tell it like it is and will challenge you in ways you never thought were possible. Buck up, and enjoy the ride!