Last year, I wrote this article about allowing and encouraging my son to play tackle football. A couple weeks after it posted on the Colorado Springs Moms Blog, my son quit the team. I couldn’t believe I was raising a quitter. His Obsession My son has been obsessed with football since he was five years […]
We teach our children to befriend the new kids, but do we moms act on our own advice? Another summer has passed too quickly and our kids are back at school. If you’re like me, you’re lamenting the end of long, carefree days, yet breathing a sigh of relief at the return of routine. Through […]
Is summer vacation over? Is it time to go back to school? Sumer vacation is over!! It’s time to go back to school!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh………….. Yup, there it is. Sighs of relief being released by mothers everywhere (and sure, Dads too!) For some of us lucky enough to not have to go into work on this […]
It was simple. Almost too simple, really. But their advice actually seemed to be working. Was it a fluke? Maybe. But when you’ve recently welcomed baby number two and you have that first moment of utter chaos, that moment when everyone needs everything at the exact same time, usually with a multitude of tears and […]
They way we react to our kiddos babbling is what encourages them to continue communicating. They learn very early on that their sounds mean something to us and are bolstered by our reactions. This is the fifth th in a series about communication between you and your child. Why focus on communication? Brazilian educator Paulo […]
Unfortunately, my sisters and I had to start talking about Dad’s funeral. It’s hard. Really hard. Trying to decide what to do when he passes. As we’re wrestling with some decisions, I’m really really glad that a few years back I hounded him to make a will. I have one, and (I don’t think) I’m […]
So, are you ready for it? Do you have your notepad and pen out? Let’s be real – is the little yellow notepad up on your phone? Okay, good. Let’s do this.