Imagine what a world this would be if we pumped up our children’s egos, like we do when they score in a game or ace a test, every time they acted on empathy. This “thank you” is for the kindness crusaders, the kids who perform random acts of niceness, give out gems of generosity and love a little more just because.Read More
There’s always room for fostering a happier, more fulfilling family life. Practice more togetherness, more generosity, more gratitude, more self-sufficiency by adopting afamily resolution. From family dinners to spending more time outside, here are some ideas to try in the New Year!Read More
Every family has a story to tell. Stories that inspire us. Stories that bind us to one another and give us a sense of belonging. Stories that teach us and stories that make us laugh until we cry. These stories shorten the miles between us. And these stories are family heirlooms to be held forever in our hearts, not collecting dust on a shelf. Open your family’s book and share a chapter today.Read More
My boy turned 10 today. And we must be having more fun than bubble wrap because o’ how time flies. You’re changing before my eyes, son—your baby face has lost its chub, you’re already better at math than I am and where the heck did that body odor come from? As much as I want to throw my arms around you and slow your march to manhood, I know I can’t…and shouldn’t. So sweet boy, please give your Mom a few minutes. Before you embark on the next 10 years, there are a few things I want you to know.Read More
I bet you feel (or have felt) it, too. The gut punch of letting go.
Letting go of letters to Santa. Letting go of visits from the Tooth Fairy. Letting go of big family birthday parties. Letting go of the backyard playset. Letting go of your VIP pass to the enchanting world of childhood.
For parents (and kids, I’m sure), it’s a strange and foreign land. An in-between place where you can feel like you’re floating adrift, with the magic of childhood behind you and the promise of adulthood on the horizon.
So how to cope with your kids growing up without losing your sh#t? I’m no expert but I’ve learned a few things along the way. I call it “The Subtle Art of Letting Go.” Here are 6 must-know lessons…Read More
My daughter turns 13 this month. I’m not sure how that happened. But it got me thinking about what life is like for a girl her age. It can be tough to say the least. So while I still have her mostly undivided attention, I want her to know that happiness is hers for the taking with just a bit of advice from someone who’s been there.Read More