Monthly Archives: June 2015

When You Feel Scared


  “When you feel scared, hold someone’s hand and look into their eyes. And when you feel brave, do the same thing.” – Amy Poehler  

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The Right Thing Is Sometimes the Hardest Thing


Originally posted on August 29, 2011 I have been learning so much much from “Parenting From the Inside Out.” One of the things that has really stuck with me is how we work through situations with other people. This, of course, is true in parenting, but it fits every relationship. Check this out. We all can figure out that when something is said or an experience happens, we receive it. Then we process it (grapple with what just happened, what […]

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Sometimes There Is A Tantrum


Originally posted on July 21, 2011 after our family had experienced a day of fun!   We all knew there would be some residual effects from last week’s fun-for-everyone. Sure enough, there was a pretty big meltdown in the car today. The culprit is a lovely gal. She was showing signs of fatigue yesterday. Everyone could tell her tone was getting snappy and sassy. She did not sleep well last night, which just added to the existing crankiness. Today, as […]

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A New Way To View Empathy


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Eat Lightening and Crap Thunder


Originally posted on July 14, 2011 Today I enjoy an opportunity that is extremely rare in my home. I am boarding a plane where I will meet up with my husband. We will enjoy one, two, three, four, FIVE NIGHTS TOGETHER WITHOUT ANY CHILDREN. When we discovered he had two weeks of conferences in New Hampshire, with a free weekend in between, the looks began shooting between us. When I realized I could get a VERY cheap flight just by […]

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