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How do we encourage out children to follow their passions?
You’ve probably heard about all the negative connotations about having (and being!) an Only Child. But we think the pros definitely outweigh the cons, and this mother-daughter duo lists them out.
Talking to your kids about race might seem overwhelming, especially in light of current events. A local mom and Certified Diversity Professional shares some great advice.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a proud single mother, but it’s hard. And I don’t take for granted that my personal experience as a single mom has been far better than that of many other single mothers. And my daughter has it better than some kids who come from two parent homes.
Rather than creating a list of all the things I’d like to change or accomplish this year, I’m writing down four things that I’m giving up as a working mom in 2015. By the time I open my office door, I’m not only overloaded with thoughts of what I have to accomplish at work, but I’m already thinking about what I need to get done once I get home.
Just a few short months ago, I was celebrating my daughter’s 10th birthday, reminiscing about all of her childhood milestones, and marveling at what a wonderful young lady she’s becoming. I was not, however, thinking about the fact that I am now the mother of a pre-pubescent little girl. Sigh. Not unlike many parents, this […]
Me: “Gabby, have you practiced piano today?” Gabby: “No, ma’am.” Me: “And why not?” Gabby: “I don’t know. I just forgot.” Me: “What do you mean you forgot? Gab, you know you have to practice every day…” So goes the beginning of my lecture to my daughter about her commitment to playing the piano. She’s […]
I don’t know exactly how long the term BFF (you know, Best Friends Forever) has been a part of the American lexicon, but I do remember thinking in high school, after seeing a couple of girls proudly sporting BFF necklaces, “That’s ridiculous!” No one is guaranteed to be best friends forever. Even 20 years ago, […]
My daughter recently celebrated her 10th birthday. And as I spent the last couple of weeks planning her party, it occurred to me that this is also my 10th anniversary as a mother. Time has flown by so quickly that it’s hard to believe somebody has been walking around calling me momma/mommy/mom for an entire […]
My daughter has beautiful hair. I tell her so all the time. But you know what you’ll never hear me say to my daughter? … “You have good hair.” For me, that term – good hair – is loaded with assumptions, not the least of which is the implication that some hair must also be […]
I must admit that motherhood has changed me in ways I could have never imagined. From the physical (some things are not in the same place as they used to be) to the spiritual (I now understand that love is a daily practice). But motherhood has also changed my perspective in some of the most […]
For the first few years of Gabby’s life I was fortunate enough to be a part-time stay-at-home mom. I worked a few days a week and did some editing on the side to make ends meet, with the support of my immediate family. As a single mom, I knew I wouldn’t be able to sustain […]
Well, it’s official. I’m in love. Now, I’m not usually one to speak so publicly and freely about my heart’s desire, but since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I figured, “What the heck?” Before I go any further, though, I have to confess that the love of my life right now is a […]
Adamant about getting her Christmas tree down before the New Year rolled in, my friend enlisted her six year-old daughter to help. During the process, her daughter asked, “Mommy, why do we have to take the tree down? Can’t we leave it up a little longer?” My friend explained to her that it was bad […]
Part of the fun when you discover that you’re having a baby is deciding on a name, right? Well, it usually starts out that way with the parents. And then family members, friends, and sometimes strangers off the street, start offering up their two cents. You know, those not so subtle suggestions that you name […]
Got a budding artist, inventor, or engineer in your house? Well, if you’re not familiar with MindGear Labs, now’s the time to get acquainted. It’s THE place for innovators of all ages. And their Big Hands, Little Hands program provides the perfect opportunity for parents and kids to work together on a project and maybe […]
Three weeks into the new school year, and things are moving along rather smoothly. I’ve managed to get Gabby to school on time every day (and yes, I consider this an accomplishment); she and I both LOVE her fourth grade teacher (I’d like to convince her to move up to fifth next year); and Gabby […]
It’s mid-August and the air is filled with that special mixture of humidity, excitement and dread. Yeah, smells like back-to-school. There’s the excitement of a new school year, new school clothes, and new teachers and friends. And then there’s the dread of getting up earlier, getting out of the house without a meltdown, and getting […]