Tag: lessons

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,...

Reflections of Special; Tackling Life Lessons With Your Kids Head-On

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There we were; caught in a bathroom filled with people who didn’t look like us. In that moment, I’d wished I had a secret...

Trading a Teenager for a Toddler

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The teenage years are making me wish and pray for those terrible twos again! I have entered the teen years with a boy and a...

Because of Her, I’m a Better Me

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I never thought I'd be a mom to a daughter. I always assumed I'd only have boys. I have what some might call a...