I was talking to a friend the other day about different parenting techniques. What struck me as awesome was that her mom once put herself in a timeout after a harsh conflict with her brother. Genius. My thought is that maybe there is something to this parental timeout that deserves some further investigating. It probably… Continue reading Grown-up Timeout
It was a dark and stormy night. No, really. It was dark because it was two in the morning and it was raining and windy. This is really how my story starts. So.. It was dark and stormy night and doors were banging in the wind, causing much sleep struggle in this parent's world. See,… Continue reading Do Something
If you have read any of my other blogs you may have realized that I am the mom to a young boy. I love being a mom to this creative, insightful, and generally good spirited child, but sometimes it's messy. By sometimes I mean every single day. Right now it looks like a penny hurricane… Continue reading The Silly Putty Has To Go!
Have you ever heard that your outside environment is a mirror of your inside environment? No? Well, now you have. And even though I may make things up all the time, I can't lay claim to this one. When looking around my home, on rather chaotic days, I hate to agree that this true. It… Continue reading Choosing What Stays
You are probably at the point in your resolution where you are ready to give up. It's totally okay and not surprising. There's a good chance, in the back of your mind, you didn't really think that you were going to succeed. How many times have you started and stopped? Yeah, that's what I thought.… Continue reading Weight loss: Tips and Tricks
I know that it's a rather bold statement to make, but I do want you to be happy. There are so many things in this world that can bring you down and I just don't want to be one of them. I would much rather find a way to raise you up. Some of you… Continue reading I Want You To Be Happy
I'm hoping to get this out to you before you decide to torture yourself with a resolution that will be like all the others you've tried, and failed. I know it's not just me that does this. There have been studies done on how people start and fail their New Year's resolutions. We have something… Continue reading New Year, New Diet! -Nah, I’d Rather Not