What Is the Best Thing that Anyone Has Ever Said to You?

What is the best thing that anyone has ever said to you?A friend posed this question to me awhile back.I’ve been pondering this for awhile now, and I know there is something I am forgetting, a moment when I remember saying the exact words “that’s one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me.” The fact that I can’t recall what it was now is driving me batty....more

When it all points to God...

Twenty years ago today, I wrapped myself in satin, lace, and bows and made myself a birthday present -- a bride for Steve Dagen on his birthday. With that "I do," I changed my status from widow to wife and childless to child-full. I became an instant mother of four children, 9, 8, 5, and 3. I had no idea what I was doing....more

In the Blink of an Eye

This is a photo intensive post, so please follow the link to read. http://thiscaringheart.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/in-the-blink-of-an-eye/ This Caring Hearthttp://thiscaringheart.wordpress.com...more

From the Mouths of Babes

Comes the truth....more

Talking To The Angels

Talking To The AngelsPosted on November 13, 2014by The Pintere...more

Me? Worry?

http://adelectablelife.com/2014/11/11/me-worry/ ...more

#1 reason parents humiliate and break their children on the internet

We see it a lot now, don't we? Some kid on the internet being punished and abused and humiliated by their parents for the whole world to see. Forever. The internet is forever. So parents, that are whipping, beating, shaving heads, dressing up, and whatever you're doing to your child, and then putting it out there to shame them over something they've done in an instant, Good fucking job, man. I mean, well done. You have shamed them for forever. You most likely broke something or everything in their spirit. You suck. ...more
reillysmom16 I agree. I want to hug those kids and encourage them. I want to roundhouse those ...more

How to Love your Daughter

Written in collaboration with my eight year old, Kate McLeod....more

How Do You Make a Child Stop Kicking Your Airplane Seat?

I recently flew from Orlando to Chicago. I love traveling, and hopping on a flight doesn't phase me. I enjoy the time being disconnected and immersed in a good book....more
Rita Arens Thanks for the reassurance. I never want to come off as a jerk, but seat kicking is ...more

Children run after the simplest of things with the seriousness of the world

As with children their intensity reminds us what life is about ...great postmore