(From The Archives: April 3, 2012) For some reason, whenever I voice a concern about my kids, there is almost always someone who feels the need to weigh in with the following response: “Oh, just … [Read more...] about Just Wait!
I’m not saying these are all about me. I’m just saying if you feel the same, or you have done it too, you’re not alone. You’re not alone if… 1. You wish the cashier would just add on the extra … [Read more...] about You’re Not Alone (IX)
(From The Archives: July 19, 2011) The term “play date” has always been of interest to me. There aren’t many like it in the English language. It's really the only term I can think of that is filled … [Read more...] about The Thing About Play Dates…
When you're a parent, you can tell your kid to do pretty much anything you want and they have to do it. I’m not making any recommendations, or judgments--- I’m just stating a fact: There is great … [Read more...] about Why My Kids Are Going To End Up In Therapy
Over the last 14 years, I have engaged in countless conversations with people (many of whom are friends) about whether or not overnight camp is right for their kid. These are Top 5 Concerns I hear the … [Read more...] about Why Overnight Camp Isn’t Right For My Kid–Top 5 Concerns
There are moments when I look at my girls and I’m so proud of them. Those moments are prized and precious. As parents, we don’t get paid for the job we do, our payment is the product. And the product … [Read more...] about Why Are My Kids Spoiled Brats?
It’s “Mailbag Monday!” Thank you for sending in your topics and questions. This was the topic picked (at random) for this post: Pressure To Have Kids … [Read more...] about Are You Feeling Pressure To Have Kids?
(From The Archives: May 5, 2014) My husband, Cody, is one of the directors of an overnight camp for kids in Northern Michigan. Every year, Cody moves up to camp at the end of April to start setting … [Read more...] about Being A Camp Director’s Wife
I was taken by surprise last week when the Vet told me my dog, Bruno, was 10 pounds overweight. I knew he was a little plump, but not 10 pounds. I was not happy. I felt like he was basically calling … [Read more...] about 10 Things I Have Learned From Walking My Dog
I have a 7 year old daughter who takes ballet every Tuesday. She doesn’t like when I watch, so I don’t (until the last 5 minutes, because then it’s too late for her to get mad at me). … [Read more...] about Zero Tolerance For Zero Tolerance