Relationships

The “Secret” Recipe?

This morning, while my daughter was eating her breakfast, she told me that in school she had to write a persuasive essay on a person was important to her and why, and she chose me. I smiled, looked into her eyes, gave her a kiss and asked her what she wrote in her essay. She…

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Are we overreacting?

I read about a study on www.gozen.com that said that a whopping 75% of kids want help from their parents when they are stressed but only 22% actually reach out to their parents for help. That is a surprising bit of information, and it got me to wondering why that gap exists. I can only…

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Resolutions, Anyone?

Welcome to the new friends who are following me and thanks to all of my loyal followers for your love and support. Now that we have our heels firmly planted in 2015, I want to ask each of you: What is your intention for 2015? Research estimates that even though more than 40% of Americans…

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Love Wins

This weekend, love won – in more ways than one. This weekend marked the wedding ceremonies of two very special women. One of them is a friend of mine who is battling a second round of breast cancer at the ripe old age of 39. This woman bravely fought it and won. In the process,…

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The Sweet Result of Generosity

In the spirit of this holiday season, I thought I would share an update. Back in August of this year, I wrote a story about how we had given our head waiter on our cruise enough money in a tip form for him to be able to fly home to Guatemala to spend time with…

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When Mistakes Are Made…

Last week, I got a call from our middle school’s vice principal. I wondered why she would be calling me – certainly not because of something my 7th grader had done. My neighbor and I recently met with the vice principal and principal of our school to talk about the school discipline policy and how…

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Thoughts On The Events In Ferguson

I am trying to process my thoughts and feelings about what happened in Ferguson last night. I do not usually watch the news and try to steer clear of negativity. But I watched the footage and all I felt was sadness. These events in Ferguson have been so polarizing. There is so much anger, hate,…

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Let’s End Bullying

Last week, I learned of a boy who tried to take his life. He was found in time to be rushed to the hospital and at this point, it is unclear if he will survive. This has caused a ripple of emotions – fear, sadness, grief, disbelief. How could this happen? Why did it happen?…

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What Is My Calling?

I just had a great conversation with a friend and colleague. We were talking about our careers as parent coaches and how much we love our jobs and are committed to helping parents become the parents they wish to be. I was telling her about my childhood friend who died this week of breast cancer…

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