Tag: lessons

The Valuable Lessons 2020 Has Taught Me

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If you were anything like me at the start of 2020, you likely told yourself that it was going to be the best year....

Election Day & Lessons for Our Kids

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  So, is there an election going on or something? HA! insert comedy drum punchline sound here. But really, there is obviously an election going on. You...

The Day the World Stood Still

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Growing up, I remember the questions were always... "Where were you when Kennedy died?", "... when MLK Jr. was shot" "...Apollo landed on the Moon?" Listening to the tales,...

Tween Angst: How To Deal

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A few days ago, my ten-year-old son came home from school in a mood. The vibe was borderline sour and definitely aloof. He dumped...

I’m Raising My Kids To Leave Me

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My parents were in town for a visit when I asked my three-year-old to please go around the house and gather all the laundry....

A Heavy Day, A Heavy Heart

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  I held my daughter tighter tonight. I told my husband to pay extra attention to her. I tried to make her laugh a bit...

Dealing with My Loss; Lessons Learned from My Father

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This time last year I was sitting in front of this same computer screen, on this same couch, wading through some similar feelings, trying...

Teaching Your Kids About Money (and some simple ways to start)

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It's the start of a new year, and the time when most of us commit to becoming better versions of ourselves. In the past,...

When Life Hits; How These Experiences Have Changed Me

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In my early twenties, people would continually ask me “how are you always so positive?” I would frequently hear comments like “you’re always so...

Missing Respect

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Every now and then I see the smile. You know the one that you get from another parent when your kid is being good,...