Lisa's Blog

The latest insights and ponderings on issues facing modern parents and tips for finding peace.

4 tips for helping your kids feel their feelings
20
Feb

4 tips for helping your kids feel their feelings

A couple years ago, I remember my then 11-year-old boy woke up on the wrong side of the bed. He was very unhappy with everyone, and at everything (including me). I couldn’t do anything right. My mere existence irritated him. We drove to school in silence. When we got there, he continued to look unhappy...
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30
Jan

Do THIS if you want to say goodbye to mom guilt!

A friend of mine posted this on her Facebook page… “I totally screwed up as a mom this morning and the mom guilt is killing me. The pressure of a constantly traveling husband, an upcoming move, and other everyday stuff was building and I didn’t notice how bad it had become. I should have known...
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screen time child iPhone
09
Jan

‘Can’t I just finish this level, mom?’

My son, Malcolm, had more screen time over the holidays than usual. Your kids too? This isn’t shared as some sort of guilty confession. It’s just the truth of it. It’s not unusual. There are not the same number of commitments, and there’s all that time at home together. The usual time on the gaming...
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become the parent you want to be by starting here
05
Jan

Becoming the parent you want to be… start here

I really hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season, however you celebrated, and also if you don’t celebrate at this time of year. Did you take some time to cozy by the fire and read? I did, and on my list was ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama. Whatever your political persuasion, this is an interesting read on what...
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19
Dec

Advent Calendars and New Starts

Do you or your kids have an advent calendar? When I was growing up, they just had the ones with little pictures behind the doors, but now it’s amazing what you can get. There are Lego Star Wars advent calendars, and connoisseur chocolate advent calendars, beauty product calendars, and calendars with different flavors of gin…...
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