Good Job! -- and Other Things to Say to All Moms

By now, if you are a mom I am guessing you have seen the recent articles about what not to say to SAHM’s and the inspired equivalent piece, what not to say to working moms. In my Facebook feed I have seen all moms like and share “their” post with the comments, “amen!” “yes!” and “finally!” I am not surprised at all by the enthusiastic response these posts have received. Some days I am passionate about what not to say to me because I question my parenting. But most days, I am passionate about what not to say to me because I am putting every ounce of energy and every bit of my heart and soul into being the best mom that I can be and I just want to hear “GOOD JOB.” Which got me thinking, wouldn’t it be nice to read a post about what to say to moms?...more
@jeszimsmi YES! It makes all the difference. It's amazing. So hey, you ARE a good mom ;) Thanks ... more

Good Job! -- and Other Things to Say to All Moms

By now, if you are a mom I am guessing you have seen the recent articles about what not to say to SAHM’s and the inspired equivalent piece, what not to say to working moms. In my Facebook feed I have seen all moms like and share “their” post with the comments, “amen!” “yes!” and “finally!” I am not surprised at all by the enthusiastic response these posts have received. Some days I am passionate about what not to say to me because I question my parenting. But most days, I am passionate about what not to say to me because I am putting every ounce of energy and every bit of my heart and soul into being the best mom that I can be and I just want to hear “GOOD JOB.” Which got me thinking, wouldn’t it be nice to read a post about what to say to moms?...more
@michellelevine Thank you :) We can have virtual coffee! I will try to talk to you while my four ... more

Good Job! -- and Other Things to Say to All Moms

By now, if you are a mom I am guessing you have seen the recent articles about what not to say to SAHM’s and the inspired equivalent piece, what not to say to working moms. In my Facebook feed I have seen all moms like and share “their” post with the comments, “amen!” “yes!” and “finally!” I am not surprised at all by the enthusiastic response these posts have received. Some days I am passionate about what not to say to me because I question my parenting. But most days, I am passionate about what not to say to me because I am putting every ounce of energy and every bit of my heart and soul into being the best mom that I can be and I just want to hear “GOOD JOB.” Which got me thinking, wouldn’t it be nice to read a post about what to say to moms?...more
@Meredith E. Thank you for reading and your kind comments! I have read "Don't Carpe Diem" and ... more

Seizures, Autism, and Our Family's New Normal

I'll never turn my cell phone off in a movie theater again, not after doing so made me miss the call that my 12-year-old autistic son was having a full-blown seizure....more
Honestly, I can't even read this post BECAUSE my 18 month old has had seizures recently and I ... more

Tips to Make 2014 the Year You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Guilt. Anger. Disappointment. Sadness. Hopelessness. I felt all these things and more every single time I yelled at my four boys, ages six and under. It's now been 328 days since I have yelled, and I am more than grateful. I share my story with you so that you too can get rid of those awful feelings and make this the year of no more yelling! My story isn’t scientific and it isn’t backed up by an advanced degree in childhood behavior, therapy, life coaching or any topic you might think relevant to this subject. What it is, however, is an honest, from-the-trenches account from a real mom, and it is something that YOU can do. I am not going to tell you it was easy. It wasn’t. It was hard. BUT it was DOABLE....more
@Now is the time WOW. Beautiful idea. Absolutely love it. It is so symbolic in so many ways. I ... more

Tips to Make 2014 the Year You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Guilt. Anger. Disappointment. Sadness. Hopelessness. I felt all these things and more every single time I yelled at my four boys, ages six and under. It's now been 328 days since I have yelled, and I am more than grateful. I share my story with you so that you too can get rid of those awful feelings and make this the year of no more yelling! My story isn’t scientific and it isn’t backed up by an advanced degree in childhood behavior, therapy, life coaching or any topic you might think relevant to this subject. What it is, however, is an honest, from-the-trenches account from a real mom, and it is something that YOU can do. I am not going to tell you it was easy. It wasn’t. It was hard. BUT it was DOABLE....more
@Crissi L Hi Crissi. You are not alone :) So many parents feel what you feel. I felt that 335 ... more

Tips to Make 2014 the Year You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Guilt. Anger. Disappointment. Sadness. Hopelessness. I felt all these things and more every single time I yelled at my four boys, ages six and under. It's now been 328 days since I have yelled, and I am more than grateful. I share my story with you so that you too can get rid of those awful feelings and make this the year of no more yelling! My story isn’t scientific and it isn’t backed up by an advanced degree in childhood behavior, therapy, life coaching or any topic you might think relevant to this subject. What it is, however, is an honest, from-the-trenches account from a real mom, and it is something that YOU can do. I am not going to tell you it was easy. It wasn’t. It was hard. BUT it was DOABLE....more
@cynthiatw Thank you! Yes the repetition gets old, FAST! How great that you aren't a big yeller ... more

Tips to Make 2014 the Year You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Guilt. Anger. Disappointment. Sadness. Hopelessness. I felt all these things and more every single time I yelled at my four boys, ages six and under. It's now been 328 days since I have yelled, and I am more than grateful. I share my story with you so that you too can get rid of those awful feelings and make this the year of no more yelling! My story isn’t scientific and it isn’t backed up by an advanced degree in childhood behavior, therapy, life coaching or any topic you might think relevant to this subject. What it is, however, is an honest, from-the-trenches account from a real mom, and it is something that YOU can do. I am not going to tell you it was easy. It wasn’t. It was hard. BUT it was DOABLE....more
@Lady In Read Lady in Read, such a clever name! I am glad you enjoyed this post and I do hope it ... more

Tips to Make 2014 the Year You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Guilt. Anger. Disappointment. Sadness. Hopelessness. I felt all these things and more every single time I yelled at my four boys, ages six and under. It's now been 328 days since I have yelled, and I am more than grateful. I share my story with you so that you too can get rid of those awful feelings and make this the year of no more yelling! My story isn’t scientific and it isn’t backed up by an advanced degree in childhood behavior, therapy, life coaching or any topic you might think relevant to this subject. What it is, however, is an honest, from-the-trenches account from a real mom, and it is something that YOU can do. I am not going to tell you it was easy. It wasn’t. It was hard. BUT it was DOABLE....more
@Laine Griffin Thank you Laine! My offering of support is real :) If you want any or have any ... more

Tips to Make 2014 the Year You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Guilt. Anger. Disappointment. Sadness. Hopelessness. I felt all these things and more every single time I yelled at my four boys, ages six and under. It's now been 328 days since I have yelled, and I am more than grateful. I share my story with you so that you too can get rid of those awful feelings and make this the year of no more yelling! My story isn’t scientific and it isn’t backed up by an advanced degree in childhood behavior, therapy, life coaching or any topic you might think relevant to this subject. What it is, however, is an honest, from-the-trenches account from a real mom, and it is something that YOU can do. I am not going to tell you it was easy. It wasn’t. It was hard. BUT it was DOABLE....more
@mijennie Well you have it right here :) You can do this! more