Avoiding holiday meltdowns

Avoiding holiday meltdowns

Thanksgiving caught us with our pants down – maybe not literally, but it was a couple days earlier on the calendar this year and then, YIKES – Black Friday! Our stress meters are instantly fully engaged. Black Friday has come to represent Warrior Mode for many of us....
How my misguided mom became my hero

How my misguided mom became my hero

I had a pretty contentious relationship with my mother growing up. She was a child of the 60s and found her identity in the feminist movement… to a fault. She never missed a chance to take a jab at men for suppressing women and ravaging the world in...
I raised a MONSTER!

I raised a MONSTER!

I have two daughters eight years apart. My oldest recently graduated college and is, unfortunately, back home living with me and my youngest again. HELP!!! She’s driving us crazy!! I’ll admit that Lisa has always been a little temperamental and emotional...
Why My Kids Need a Daily Routine

Why My Kids Need a Daily Routine

We are officially TWO weeks out from the first day of school.Yikes! This morning when my 6 year old and twin 2 year olds rolled out of bed at 9:00, I realized we better start getting back into routine. I know… I know… 9:00 AM for a 2 year old?!? I’ve been one of the...

Last week’s water cooler chat focused on successful co-parenting. A few colleagues said successful co-parenting with their ex began when the hurts healed from the divorce. Another said they can’t ever see being able to have a successful co-parenting plan in place...