It’s been said many times, that laughter is the best medicine. But this old proverb is more likely referring to our everyday lives and not just when we have fallen ill. It implies that in general laughter is a healthy thing for both mind and body. If that’s true, then why are … [Read more...] about Learn to Laugh Like Your Children
In our Parents Anonymous Group we parents often wondered aloud how our children would ever survive in the real world: Will they be able to manage money? Will they learn to cook and clean their house? Will they manage to hold down a job? Will they get along well with others? Will … [Read more...] about How Will This Kid Ever Make It In The Real World?
From the outside looking inward, couples never imagine how time-intensive parenting will be until they are swamped in diapers, homework and play dates.Children consume a great deal of effort, energy and attention as they grow but it does get better. The more care and training … [Read more...] about Easy Parenting Part II
"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not." -- James JoyceIt’s not about me and it’s not about my children, it’s about the minds of the human beings I have been gifted to guide and stand with in times of trouble and triumph, … [Read more...] about 6 Things I Know for Sure About Being a Mom
While rebuilding our deck one summer, I felt a sudden, sharp pain in my foot after stepping onto a discarded board, “Son of a ---------!” Looking up I saw both of my young daughters wide-eyed with surprise. Without hesitating I added, “You are only allowed to say that when you … [Read more...] about Children Swearing and Cursing