Dear Second Place,

Dear Second Place,

Dear Second Place,  You feel like you’ve failed. And you have. If your goal was to get first and you got second, you’re right. You failed. But in failure, you have two choices. Let it wear you down. Label yourself as a failure instead of what is true: you failed to...
3 Most Important Steps To Communicate With Your Teen

3 Most Important Steps To Communicate With Your Teen

I almost decided not to post this.  I thought to myself, after it was resolved…phew.  That’s over with.  Now, it’s history.  No sense dredging up bad memories.  No sense reliving it.  Just move on. But, if I do that, you won’t learn from it. ...
6 Steps to Survive (temporary) Empty Nest Syndrome

6 Steps to Survive (temporary) Empty Nest Syndrome

I had an empty nest…for five days. At 14, when Diego left for San Antonio on the band trip…for (only) FIVE DAYS…I didn’t expect my reaction.  Now…let me back up a second.  He worked his tail off to earn the money to go, kept his grades...
9 Road Trip Safety Tips (from a #bombcyclone survivor)

9 Road Trip Safety Tips (from a #bombcyclone survivor)

My friend Debi and her dog Shine survived 9 hours in her car trapped on Colorado’s I-25 in the 100 mph winds, freezing temperatures and blizzard conditions in the 2019 Bomb Cyclone that hit much of the country.  She had some important emergency preparedness...
How To Give Consequences That Work. Period.

How To Give Consequences That Work. Period.

If you’re like most busy, active, work-at-home or work-away-from-home moms, you are overwhelmed, stressed, and doing everything – but feeling guilty about not doing enough.  You are constantly looking for (but feeling out of) balance. On top of ALL that,...

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