Category: Parenting

My kids' priorities may not be the same as mine, and that's okay! 2

My kids’ priorities

“Do you need me to hook my computer up to the printer?” I asked my son. “Yes, thanks.” “Okay, will do.” I breathed a silent sigh of relief. I had been awake since before...

•don’t obsess •be open to a solution •give it time •make a way 0

Everything has a way of working out

My 11-year-old son had a splinter in his finger. He had just come home from playing baseball at his friend’s house where he’d spent several hours. He had ridden his bike the half mile...

What if there was a naughty *AND* nice list? No one is perfect! 0

The Naughty AND Nice List

“What if there was a ‘Naughty AND Nice’ list, Mommy?” my oldest asked me. We were in the living room enjoying our daily viewing of The Polar Express. “What do you mean, honey –...

Experience the magic of Christmas when you view the holiday through the eyes of a child. 1

Christmas through a child’s eyes

How was your weekend?” the daycare office manager asked me. “Not that great,” I replied with a sigh. It was first thing Monday morning. Raised eyebrows. “My children are like a small band of...

Win or lose, always thank your referees 10

🏒⚾🏀The importance of sportsmanship

Playing sports helps my kids burn off steam, stay fit, figure out how to get along with others, and learn so many other interpersonal and social lessons. Today I wanted to comment on sportsmanship....

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