For the last four months, my son has been severely depressed, buried in a down comforter desiring only to attach to a computer or snuggle with a pillow. I've feared losing him. He's rarely been willing to leave the house or often his room.
After two years on maternity leave, I now know what steep learning curve really means. And in case you're a man reading this, no, maternity leave is not a vacation like business school.
Being a boy mom is like entering in a secret society of women who have each other's backs. We just "get" each other without saying a word.
On occasion we have these conversations about those other technologies that everyone else has. I wish it were a simple answer I could give him. But I find myself conflicted at times. Will he fall behind his peers when it comes to technology? I'm not sure that he will.
The kids are in bed, you sit down on the couch, and you are surrounded by piles of toys. You are too tired to do anything about it, but you ca...
Hello! What a crowd! Thank you! I want to thank you for being here for me today, and I want to tell you that I'm here for you too. Because this campaign isn't about me. This campaign is about the future.
Naturally, when my children were younger, I tried to use the nicest language. I tried to never use profanity and to always keep my cool. As life would have it, that did not always go as planned.
This exercise cemented for me the idea that there is simply nothing better than looking at the world from a child's perspective. The little things matter to them. Our children offer us their awareness, innocence and optimism. Correct me if I am wrong, but couldn't all of us use a little bit more of this in our life
Try to schedule a time in between for naps and keep them well fed and hydrated. Aquariums get busy and you don't want a cranky little one.
After the historic storm that just hit the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas, I don't EVER want to see not even a snowflake, in life! As a matter a fact, being trapped in the house with a preschooler for five days straight might be worse than the aftermath of the snowstorm. Just kidding!
I was so caught up in my sadness about him seeing me as angry that I did not think of the bigger picture.
Imagine if 18 time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps' mother never took him to swimming practice, or if three time Oscar winner Meryl Streep was told not to audition for the school play.
Last week I had my good friend and her boys over for a playdate. What I love about getting together with her is that there's freedom to be real.
You have a job to do, just like I have a job to do. It's called school, and it's important you take it seriously. It may seem now as if you are being asked to learn things that will have no relevance in your future life, and in fact you may be correct.
Should you teach your children to do laundry or chores? Young adults do not know how to do their own laundry (not saying every young adult BUT far too many). I do not know whether to laugh or cry?
By Susan "Honey" Good Our family stuck together like glue growing up in Hawaii. My daughters were raised in an atmosphere where life was totally ce...