Lisa's Blog

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

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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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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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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12
Dec

He/She Shouldn’t Want That! (Holiday Triggers)

In one of my recent Peaceful Parenting Academy course classes, I shared a story about the son of a client who kept asking for shoes. He had eight pairs of shoes in his wardrobe, and he kept asking for shoes. They would be in the store, and he would beg his mom to get him...
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