One evening at dinner, when my children were particularly whiny and ungrateful, as children have a tendency to do sometimes, I decided to have everyone in the family say what was their favorite part of the day. We went around the table, and if anyone slipped into a complaint or a comparison instead of putting forth a positive thought, they had to start over. And the favorite part of the day cannot involve something that could hurt another’s feelings, such as, “My favorite part of the day was when Sarah left,” because siblings are prone to this type of thing.
Do your kids go to a sleep-away summer camp? Did your youngest just move away for college? Are you suddenly a woman free of her tethers, left to her own devices? WOO-HOO! Let’s celebrate!
Don’t spend this precious time scrubbing the grout in your shower or working overtime. There is a multitude of ways to enjoy this extended private time. First, sleep late and then eat nothing but chocolate cake for one entire day. Read more →
There are some super-important things that almost every parent teaches their kids – like not to talk to strangers, how to tie a pair of shoes, and why eating broccoli is important.
But what about the little things that make every day special? Things like giggling, eating chocolate and playing in the rain? Read more →
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