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.
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.
It has been a full year since my daughter first gave me a glimpse into her stubborn and impatient personality. A full year since she showed me that in life, not everything goes according to plan. While that may have been the first lesson I learned as a mother, over the following year I picked up many more.
Don't worry about what anyone else is doing. The guy on your right can bend his legs into lotus while in a handstand. The woman on your left can't touch her toes. We all have our own work to do, and what we each have to work with is unique.
Someone cried through the baby monitor. Or maybe the older one came to your bedside. And then someone said, "Oh, God, does there have to be light now?" And there was light, and it was not good. It was coming from the television.
We had not planned for this life when we were young and dreaming of our futures. There's no training or preparation. But there's one thing we knew for sure -- we might have to suffer each other's presence for the rest of our lives.
If we think about the fact that every single parent wants the world to be a better place for their children, then for a moment, perhaps we can put our differences aside and our heads together. We need not wait for crises to join hands. There's lots to be done, and every small step counts.
So many children are over-scheduled these days. Parents plan wonderful vacations, sign their kids up for after school classes and fill up their time with things to do. Doing nothing allows special moments to happen and gives children the tools to be creative.
Today I lead postpartum support groups, and thank goodness I have to be the group leader, so I can't walk out of the group and cry in the restroom. I must open up that old inner self to some more compassionate attitudes if I'm going to be of help to my fellow moms.
Days seem endless with babies and toddlers, but the fact is they really fly by. Before you know it you will have a tween. Here's a peek at what you can expect to miss and what you have to look forward to.
My constant worry about rushing off to the next place or checking off the next thing on the list of things to get done was stressing out my kids.
I don't pretend to know the answer to the NCAA's mess regarding the big money that men's college basketball and football bring. But I do know that, nearly four decades since I started college, women's athletic programs are still underfunded and undervalued.
We all know a few them: judgmental moms. It doesn't matter what you do, there will always be one -- or four--or more moms that judge you on your pare...
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.
It seems you can't look, listen, or feel for sixty seconds without seeing, hearing, or bumping into the word. It's always and it's everywhere, popping onto the covers of countless magazines, serving as the subject of countless books, and springing from the lips of countless teachers and speakers. It's the focus of adulthood and the goal of adolescence.
At the risk of sounding like a curmudgeon, I have a message for all superstar rock groups fronted by charismatic lead singers who are thinking about crashing my daughter's wedding. Back off.