Once in a while I like to let you know what this blog is all about. Maybe you’re new here. Maybe you forgot. Maybe I just like to ramble on in the written word. (I do. I really do.) So today I thought I’d tell you what you can expect from this blog by telling […]
Starting out with a bad attitude on Monday leads to a lousy week. Where do bad attitudes come from? Usually from dwelling on negative experiences. Often we give those experiences even more weight than they deserve. If we focus on them long enough they start to color how we see the world. Then we end […]
It’s Saturday afternoon. I’m sitting on my couch worn out, coming down with a cold, looking around the house at all the things on the never-ending to-do list that didn’t get finished. The living room is still dusty. There’s still a chocolate milk stain on the carpet that needs more attention and a lot of […]
The government shutdown is really starting to affect things around here. Dishes are piling up in the sink. The stove is closed. Want dinner? Make your own peanut butter and jelly sandwich! And look at that pile of laundry. Congress better get things straightened out before we run out of clean underwear.
As parents there are a lot of things we smile our way through for the love of little John and Jane when, if we’re honest, we’d rather be getting a root canal. If Dante lived today and wrote his famous literary tome Inferno from the perspective of a parent, the eternal punishments doled out in […]
It’s Fresh Start Monday again. It’s really late in the day to be posting this, but better late than never, right? It’s never too late for a fresh start or to start something new. Sometimes we need a fresh start, because we tried something and it failed. Or maybe we’re afraid to try something new, […]
You have a headache, and they’re running through the house yelling and banging light sabers. You want to rest, but you have to make mac & cheese for them instead. You try to explain to them that Mommy doesn’t feel good, and ask them to just sit and quietly watch a movie with you. But […]