A few years ago I was losing it. I could not keep myself together – physically, emotionally – for anything. I was late everywhere (which wasn’t entirely out of character but this was worse) and never knew what I was doing at work until I got there. I was drowning in laundry and clutter […]
Continue reading 5 Surprising Practices That Made Me a Calmer Mom
Did you just lose it on your kid? Did you yell or threaten or shame? You’re not alone – even the most even-keeled parents struggle when their kids’ push their buttons. While it would be amazing to always be calm and consistent, we’re human and it’s just not always possible.
There are 3 key […]
Continue reading Lost Your Patience? Here’s What to Do Next
I look down from the work at my computer and see the smudge of peanut butter on my sleeve. My heart sinks. This seemingly innocuous smudge reminds me that I failed.
The memory of the morning comes flooding back. Too much to do and too little time. Hurried hands and hurried words. I’m […]
Continue reading How to Get Rid of Mom Guilt
Our kids’ tantrums and meltdowns and out of line behavior can make us crazy – when it happens at home. When we’re in public it adds a whole new – and terrifying – layer to challenging behavior.
Here’s my freshest story about public discipline. First I have […]
Continue reading What I Learned When My Kid Threw Water on a Stranger – handling discipline in public