Parenting

Fully embracing life and being happy has been a goal that has remained a constant in my life since the split from my ex. In fact, shortly after our separation, I made a bucket list. Not things I wanted to do at an advanced age, but rather experiences I wanted to have in my life […]

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Eight years. That’s all that separates this busy mom of two (soon to be five) kids from the group known as empty nesters. While my days are normally spent attending client meetings, working in the office, cooking, shuttling kids to practices, exercising, and everything else I seem to squeeze in a single day, I was […]

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Yesterday was Mother’s Day. It was a special day for me, filled with Mother’s Day well wishes from my children, fiancĂ©, ex-husband, mother, other family members and friends. The children, Sean, and my mother provided lots of love, flowers, and thoughtful gifts to recognize the day. And, as a bonus gift, Monkey dressed in pants […]

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We are one short of The Brady Bunch. It’s something I hear from friends about us blending our family. The comparison doesn’t bother me. While it was a campy, 70’s sitcom, and it wasn’t always perfect in the Brady household, Carol and Mike got a lot right in successfully blending their family. Just like the […]

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Together as a Family

February 1, 2013

in Parenting

Last night there was a family spat that resulted in tears for three of us. The details of what happened will remain private since it involves the kids, but what I feel compelled to share is Sean’s reaction to the challenge we faced. The argument happened in the car. When we arrived home, Sean was […]

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When my children grow up, I want them to be _____________________. Reading that sentence, many will fill in the blank with a doctor, lawyer, teacher, my successor in the family business, or some other profession. Me? I fill it in with one word: Happy. This can’t be surprising to regular readers since I write about […]

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