Rejected ?

By now you should know I blog because I want to blog. I have no illlusions of blogging for Colin Kaepernick wearing a great new product and getting paid to do it..both of us. I do blog about what i want to blog about. ...more

It's OK to Say "No"


No Means No. Unless You Talk To Me Long Enough. And Have An Israeli Accent

Oppositional Ethan

Janet Costellowww.iblog4boys.blogspot.comI love him. You know I do! But one of things that Ethan does that drives me out of my mind is say "No." He says it often, fevervently, persistently in a way that is truly epic. He makes a typical two year old look postively positive. The other half of the problem, is that he even does it for things that he wants. Yes, you heard me right. ...more


When we became pregnant with Em, C and I had some long heart-to-hearts about our parenting philosophies. We agreed on a great deal of the essentials: we’d try to breastfeed, we wouldn’t spank as punishment, we would cloth diaper (ok, that didn’t happen, but we THOUGHT we would be able to do it), etc....more
 @Laine Griffin Love the "look of death" (a picture speaks a thousand words, right?) but ...more

Overlooked Business Skills: Saying No

There are a number of critical business skills that are all too often overlooked in school, training, and in practice. People know when others are good at their jobs, but often can not explain why. Each Monday (yes, today is Tuesday) I will tackle one of these skills. Today is Saying No....more

Dr. Romance on Setting Boundaries and Saying No

Dr. Romance writes:...more

Is It Ever Ok to Say No to Bridesmaid Requests

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Visions of sugar plums still dancing in your head? The holidays are definitely the season of giving, but what you might not have realized that one of the things most given at this time of the year is proposals....more

Learning To Say "No"

I would imagine I'm not alone in thinking there's not a whole lot of the word "no" being directed at newborn babies. But who knows, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there are some moms out there who lay down the law about wrong and right behavior from the get-go. I mean, we do that with puppies, don't we? My son Mylo is almost 6 months old and he is beginning to do things that require the word "no" become more common place in my vocabulary and yet I am finding that word difficult to say....more

Why did I say Yes? How to Unleash Your Inner 2-Year Old

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore One of the greatest things about women is that they rarely refuse to help someone else in need. The bad thing about women? They rarely refuse anything. If you’re a yes girl, you’re likely saying yes before you’re checking your calendar or thinking about whether you want to do it. Make an extra 56 cupcakes for the school bake sale? Sure....more