I simply love a good joke or the perfectly executed prank. April 1st is usually the day to get silly. Personally, I use the entire month to celebrate laughter. I believe that as adults we need to be able to laugh at ourselves and keep some of the heaviness out of our lives.
March Madness is a sports term for playoffs in basketball. Teams face off to win the battle or game. Basketball is a fast-paced sport with subtle hits and jabs to the other team in an effort to put a ball into the hoop. When the jabs are caught a foul is called by a referee. read more
When I was growing up my favorite show on television was the Brady Bunch. “There’s a story…” I can still sing the song and hear the tune in my head. I never stopped to wonder where the ex’s were in this blended family. It clearly did not portray the reality of blending 2 families because the ex’s were not around and the children did not have 2 homes that they went back and forth to. read more
I received an email citing January is the month where the divorce rate is the highest. For many kids this was not on the new year’s resolution list of things to deal with. And yet it happens and they feel powerless to do anything about it. Parents can actually help their children get through this or they can add to the general chaos. read more
It is the time of year when many of us are making resolutions. Some want to break habits such as smoking, overeating, or drinking. Some want to develop habits as reading more, exercising more or parenting better. If we fail to break these goals down into measurable steps, chances are we may fail. A while back a colleague’s husband wrote down a parenting pledge that is specific and meets children’s needs. read more