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Would You Please Sign This Friendship Contract?

Would You Please Sign This Friendship Contract?

    Dear Parents of School Friends, It has come to my attention that the door has officially been opened for parents to cut loose their crazy and start charging other parents for things that at one time (last week) used to be be considered the ‘cost’ of maintaining ‘normal’ friendships.  I feel that it is my responsibility to protect our family from the possibility that you too may one day try to express your parental frustration through a passive-aggressive invoicing system.  Because[...]

3 Practices for Less Yelling and More Loving in 2015

3 Practices for Less Yelling and More Loving in 2015

  Many of us use the New Year landmark to make change and set goals for the upcoming year.  It is a time for reflection and inspiration, a time to let go and dream big. When I sit down to set goals, parenting is always on my mind.  I think about challenges from the past year, looking for patterns and reflecting on where disconnection showed up in my relationships with my family. While I can make a list of things I wish my[...]

Explaining Divorce to a Child

Explaining Divorce to a Child

“Mommy why did you get divorced from Daddy?” He asked me this quietly as he sat down on his bed. I inhale deeply, remembering that night almost five years ago when I had to tell him that we were not going back to the apartment we lived in with his dad. He cried and asked to come home. I couldn’t tell him the truth so I told him we were staying with his grandparents for now. He was only a little over three[...]

7 Sanity-Saving Clean-up Ideas

7 Sanity-Saving Clean-up Ideas

My house will never be tidy or organized.  Even before I had kids, I signed myself up for a life of chaos:  my husband is a hopeless slob.  Our wedding vows even included the phrase "in tidiness and in clutter." He's not afraid to remind me of this when I get snarky about the mess. It's not like I have such high standards, either. Lest you think I'm putting you on, you need to know that he's famous for his messes. [...]