Another week, and we’re still navigating this new and strange reality. For the most part, I hope you’ve found your bearings, but if you are still feeling a little lost and out of control in life with kids, read on, because by the end of this email you’re going to know exactly what you can do […]
My son hasn’t really been himself these past few days. He’s 5 1/2. He’s been irritable, short fused and completely irrational. In other words, he’s been impossible. Like most parents, when my son tumbles into erratic tantrums, I am likely to get swept away by the torrent his behavior, when really, what I should […]
What happens when my kids want something that I can’t give them? Maybe I’m simply not able to. Or, dare I say, I just don’t want to.
How many times have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed and totally out of your depths, like “What the hell am I suppose to be doing here!?”
Tantrums, tantrums, tantrums! We know all about ’em, but what to do…
When it comes to life with kids, one common technique parents use to help calm their kids’ big feelings is to name what they think their kid is feeling.
As soon as I became a mother, I quickly realized that despite all of my hopes and dreams of what motherhood was, I had no idea how to fulfill the image I had of myself as a mom. When it came to the daily grind with kids, there were definitely times when I felt like I […]
Sometimes it really does seem like living with kids means constantly cleaning up after a party that you weren’t even invited to.
I’m not the tidiest one out myself, and I know that living with kids comes with it a measure of disorder, but every so often, the chaos that invades my home creeps up on me, and I’m instantly overcome with irritation and resentment.
There’s nothing more natural when you see your child down and out to ask them “What’s the matter?” I know because I ask my kids that question all the time.
It all happens so fast. One thing leads to another and then, their you are, like a boxer knocked out in the ring; your head is spinning, your adrenaline is rushing and you’re wondering what just happened!?