Category: Parenting

This Current Crisis and Conversations I’m Having With My Child

With conversations surrounding coronavirus growing on social media, I’ve seen several posts and suggestions about what to do with kids if schools close and you find yourself at home with limited social interaction.

As of now, I don’t know what’s going to happen at my daughter’s school. This is spring break week, and I would … Read more

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When Mom Guilt Gets the Best of Us

Working mom guilt. Stay-at-home mom guilt. Are we screwed either way we choose?

For nearly nine years, working-mom guilt consumed me.

“If I could just quit my job. It would solve everything.”

That thought ran through my mind morning, noon and night. Finally, after years of obsessing, it happened. I became a stay-at-home mom. These Read more

How to Be Popular, According to an Eleven-Year-Old

“I’ve been thinking about popularity,” said my eleven-year-old, walking into the kitchen last night.

Oh?” I stopped cleaning dishes and looked at her.

“Basically, there are three things you need to do to be popular: Get good grades. Be kind. And smell nice.”

As I often do, I paused for a moment, then … Read more

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Parenting Struggles: Raising a Nonconformist

Inside: Five tips to deal with parenting struggles when you’re raising a nonconformist.

I’m a firm believer in letting kids express themselves. For the most part, I let my daughter dress how she wants. She is encouraged to make decisions for herself. We give her a lot of space and have worked hard to allow … Read more

How to Raise a Strong Daughter

How to Raise a Strong Daughter

How to raise a strong daughter and help her develop strong self-esteem.

Growing up, I was your classic, painfully awkward, self-conscious, and insecure teenage girl. It didn’t help that by seventh grade, I measured six-feet, hated my body, and battled acne.

Sure, some of that was just part of growing up. But part of it … Read more