Parenting - Doing your best for your family & for you

July 2, 2020

Can I talk to you a minute about the kindness of strangers? 

In a way, this makes me think very much of our assumptions of others, and how we can teach ourselves to assume the worst, or we can just hope for and think the best.  I think I tend to fall into the latter cat...

June 25, 2020

Dare I say it: There are so many things to learn.  If you are in the right mind set, you could literally learn a new skill or bit of info every single day.  Really, every one.  When a learning opportunity presents itself, I definitely look forward to it.  I try to keep...

June 18, 2020

It’s been a day, huh?  Kids are out of school now (not that the eLearning they were doing was taking up too much of their day, tasks piling up, working from home, trying to keep things clean and tidy ... it is just a lot, right.  A truly huge amount of a L O T....

June 11, 2020

I read this the other morning, while enjoying a cup of coffee.  It sparked a conversation over breakfast with my kids.  I think seeing what is going on in the U.S. right now is confusing for all of us, because we think we know what we believe but ... right now, everyth...

June 4, 2020

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable." ~ John F Kennedy.

I want to believe that there are still people in America who are capable of rational thought.  I do.

We are a country of every color, every religion, every belief...

May 28, 2020

I think, on random days, it's a good thing to be grateful for what we have, what we are, and what we are continuing to be.  Especially today, though, when we celebrate 20 years of marriage, it’s even more appropriate to reflect and to be grateful.

Dear Hubby, 

Oh, the pl...

May 21, 2020

Everywhere we turn, someone is asking for something.  Everywhere we go, it is what else we can do for someone else.  What about what you do for you?  

What about giving yourself 60 seconds every day to just be and to focus on you?

There is a wonderful Japa...

May 10, 2020

Mothering is likely the best 'thing' I have ever done, and ,at the same time, one of the most difficult.  Though, honestly, I’m not completely sure ‘done’ is the right word here, because really, parenting is just one long string of reactions and counter-actions, and it...

May 7, 2020

The threat out there against us is very real: a tiny speck of a incomplete bit of genetic material is taking down hundreds of thousands of people, wreaking havoc on mankind, on the economy, on life as we know it ... on 'normal', and there is seemingly little we can do...

April 30, 2020

I know you need more links to click on like you need a hole in the head; however, I have been a little swamped what with work and life and helping the boys do their home learning.  Those three are enough but this week we added a few health issues (nothing COVID-related...

April 23, 2020

I started this off in a grouchy mood and had nothing good to say.  Being grouchy is not a comfortable fit for me so it's nice that writing to you all has brought back a bit of silver linings for me. 

There are, of course, grumpy moments, and tech-issues.  Naturally...

April 2, 2020

5 ways to regroup/chill/get over it when everyone is at home sharing that trickle of internet and what little space you may have.  I know, I know, you need more links like you need a hole in the head but ... let's get you a little less wound-up.

1.  Dance party.  5 minu...

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Susie is certified through The Parent Coaching Institute, whose graduates are dedicated to help parents focus on "amplifying the positive, appreciating the good, and valuing the possible in themselves and in their children."  http://www.thepci.org/findcoach/ug/brown-susie-csorsz