When is the last time you gave yourself a planning period for your evenings and weekends? More weeks than not, I don’t spend dedicated time planning my evenings or weekends. Often they are full to the brim anyway – carting teens to and fro, running errands, and trying to squeeze in time for myself. This month was especially full: I had two birthdays, two ...READ MORE »
Category Archives: Parenting
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What opportunities have you said “yes” to lately? Think about it. Many of our interactions are a series of questions and answers – in person, via email, and in our heads. Not everything is a yes-or-no question, but we are often presented with simple choices: Are you ready to make dinner? Are you available to help with homework? Do you want ...READ MORE »
What’s the most important thing to you about your teen – her or his happiness, right? If you found your child in an insufferable situation, you would do everything in your power to remove them from that environment. There will always be people in the world waiting to take your kid down, whether it be a pessimistic coach or an unsympathetic teacher. ...READ MORE »
My social media marketer told me an interesting story about her upbringing: she was homeschooled from first through eighth grade, and spent all day at home with her mom and siblings. Every day after lunch, they had “quiet time”: an hour during which the kids were to play by themselves or quietly with each other, while their mom got some much-needed ...READ MORE »
How many times during the day do you think yourself, “I should really do x.” Or do you say to your children, “honey, you should do y.” Have you ever stopped to think about what the word “should” truly means? Consider: how do you know you or your child or anyone should do something? Where did you learn that? How do ...READ MORE »
How did I become The Mom’s Coach? It is simpler than you might imagine. As I walked my own journey of motherhood I realized that my kids had a coach, and I needed one, too! I wanted a coach I could connect with, who would support and challenge me to improve and make good decisions. I realized that my experiences, ...READ MORE »