No deep message here. Nothing that will change your world, unless you get comfort from knowing there are others all over the world who share your concern about being occasionally absent minded due to brain overload. And you like to laugh about it. Busy parents have to really work at staying focused. Take just this […]
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Author: Claudia Thomason
Take it from Lily’s Mommy, Parenting children is an 18 year adventure with peaks and valleys. Shopping need not always be a valley. When we talk about brave parents, we know that the bravest of parents are those shopping with kids. List making, shopping, finding the treasures on your list in the store – all […]
The Annual Going-Back-to-School-chaos has hit. Part of my arsenal to calming the chaos is to look for the light moments…
Wait…we have woodchucks in the living room? How did that happen? And what does it have to do with chores?
Identity – it’s a hot topic these days. Stolen identity. Fake identity. Missing identity. How’s yours?
Fear – somethings my daughter Lily does can cause that and challenge my wisdom as a parent and my skills to become the solution. Lily: Remember the shiny silver jingle bell you let me hold? Me: Yes. Are you done with it? May I have it to put it away? Lily: Probably not. Me: Why […]
I think I got a reminder to listen to a child a little more often. Although eyes and bugs are rarely found in the same conversation, we did experience that combination the other day over the dinner table. That conversation with my daughter went like this: Lily: Mom? Me: Yes? Lily: I know why gnats […]
Communication with Kids can sometimes be tricky. This has become our springtime ritual on school mornings: Lily: Mom? Me: Yes? Lily: I don’t have to wear my coat today, do I? Me: Why would you think that? Have you checked the outside thermometer? Lily: Yes! It says 80! Me: No, it actually says 30. And […]
What’s a Great Parent? I can tell you what it isn’t. My children and I got into the van late. Again. We raced out of the driveway, headed to town, 16 miles away for a doctor’s appointment. I glanced in the rear-view mirror to confirm that everyone had seat belts on. Locking eyes with the […]