We hear the phrase all the time, and it rubs a lot of people the wrong way. “Boys will be boys.” I imagine it bothers people because it could sound like we’re giving boys a pass on misbehaving. Like we’re allowing them to act like brutish thugs just because they happen to be male. But […]
It seems like moms are constantly on their phones (they really aren’t). You see them at the park, at the store, pushing strollers, and holding babies and they almost always have a phone in their hand. Some people get judgy about moms “playing” on their phones all day instead of giving their kids the 24/7 […]
As a person with a lot of anxiety, low self-esteem, and a propensity toward overthinking everything always, I feel guilty a lot. A lot a lot. I truly believe that this guilt is counterproductive and I don’t believe it’s almost ever helpful. So I try not to feel it. This is easier said than done. […]
Let’s celebrate what we did right this week. What do you consider a win this week? For me, it was to hang in there even though I was exhausted. Can you relate? I couldn’t quite identify why, but all week long I was just dragging. I could not get up any motivation or energy to […]
I have a new article up at Her View From Home. Here’s an excerpt: “School just started for my two high school boys and already they’re completely exhausted. One of them even comes home and falls asleep with his shoes on almost the minute he walks through the door. This year my advice to both […]
I’m here to tell you, no matter how bad you may feel letting your precious angel cry, there may come a time when even you need to let them go on for a bit while you hide in the bathroom sobbing because there is nothing you can do to calm them.
Having to entertain a toddler can be at once mind-numbingly boring and morale-drainingly exhausting (how is that possible?) Which begs the question, how DO we keep our toddlers occupied all day long? Let’s be honest, with short attention spans and little to no imagination, they need almost constant entertainment provided by us. Here are some ideas […]
Screen time is a big controversy in anyone’s home. What’s too much? What’s not enough?
I often forget how hard it was (is) to be a teenager, but they have it rough too and sometimes they need a little slack.
It was the last day of summer break and I wanted to do something with my kids. I wanted to give them some undivided attention. Something to break up the monotony of being on their screens all day.