I am not a parent to any human beings, I clearly have two dogs, and I really don’t like when people give me advice related to my pooches (I almost made the statement that I hate when people without dogs give me advice related to my dogs, but really, it is all unsolicited advise!!)....more
Teenagers begin exerting their own voices and want to begin making their own choices. Their choices may not be the choice that you agree with and they may cover up their actions to avoid getting caught. If they are caught, they may attempt to cover up what they did and begin telling their parents a stream of lies to avoid getting in trouble for disobeying their parents rules. Most parents end up catching their teenager in their lies and can easily figure out the truth....more
(Un)dearly Ex-Spouses:Hey. It's me. Again...once again reminding you that being a jack-assed douchebag to my kid is not okay. It's me...the one who has them more than every other weekend...which all of us know isreally Saturday through Sunday afternoon.It's me...the one who bakes cookies with them...who dances around making a fool of herself...just because. ...more
I recently took my daughter to our pediatric ophthalmologist — a physician she has seen for several years, and with whom we have a very good relationship.At this appointment, however, the receptionist gave me three new forms to fill out. These forms were not the usual update forms. This new paperwork required specific and personal demographic information.As I filled out the new forms, I wondered why my daughter’s eye doctor suddenly needed to keep track of things that seem irrelevant — such as the color of our skin....more
Although I write a blog about how to deal with life through a spiritual perspective, I am really no different than most of my readers. I have a very regular life with two children and a husband. I take my children to school everyday and I deal with the stresses of everyday parenting. When I heard the news of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, I cried like most people in the United States and around the world. I lost some sleep and prayed for the families that lost a loved one. I write this blog with total awareness of the reality of what just occurred.
My cousin's kid is about to have a baby. Her brother did it a year or so ago. I remember when they themselves were born. For some reason, their entrée into parenting has touched me more than I would imagine. I am guessing it's because my cousin and his wife were and are such great parents. In fact, I have always held them up as the ideal parents.Having been partially around the parenting block now, I can assume that, as easy as they made it seem, my cousins anguished over parenting as much as anyone else. They just didn't always show it....more
For so many, today was filled with sadness and heartbreak as two of the twenty children from the Sandy Hook school shooting were laid to rest. Ever since I heard about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday, I've been experiencing so many emotions - running the gamut from numbness upon hearing it, to heartbreaking sadness and currently, anger.
As you go about your day today remember the families who are suffering from yesterday's tragedy.Hold your children close and say I love you to your loved ones.Keep in mind, every one of us has a "story" be kind and less judgemental of others. God bless, xo, jo...more
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