Posts Tagged ‘Parenting’

When Was the Last Time You Negotiated with Life

When Was the Last Time You Negotiated with Life

“Life, are you there?” “Yes. I’m always here.” “Right. Could we negotiate a couple of things?” “Like, what?” “Let’s start with the gym…” In a constant battle with your life? Starting with being 15 minutes behind when your day begins? You’re not alone. Read on… You can try to negotiate with Life, but Life always…

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Do You Need to Save Your Kids From Overachievement

Do You Need to Save Your Kids From Overachievement

Are your kids trying to do too much in high school? My daughter’s senior year of high school started out to be brutal. Signing up for several Honor classes, she found herself glued to studying and homework 7-days a week. This took a toll in a number of areas of her life. Classes vs Life…

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Moms Don’t Need to Be Perfect Just Awesome

Moms Don't Need to Be Perfect Just Awesome

Do you feel like you haven’t lived up to being a “Good Mother”? Are you anti-Mother’s Day due to the pressure of being a “Perfect Mom”? Confusing Awesome with Perfect I bet you’re an awesome mother. I bet you’re more amazing than you think you are. I bet you aren’t perfect. And I bet that’s…

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Do You Need to Purchase a Genuine College Education

Do You Need to Purchase a Genuine College Education

If you’re going to Hawaii and want to save some money, skip the flight and just drive there. Problem solved? Of course not. It doesn’t make sense. Sometimes obtaining a formal education makes the same amount of sense. Certain employment requires a “ticket” to get there. Others may welcome you on a bicycle with open…

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Are You More Important Than Your Label

Are You More Important Than Your Label

Like it or not, we are all tagged with a number of labels, from work to our personal lives. Too many times, our work labels take emphasis over our personal lives and “define” us to the world—to the point of the world needing a more impressive label of the actual work we’re doing. Industrial Engineer…

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Why You Need to Let Your Kids Punish Themselves

Why You Need to Let Your Kids Punish Themselves

Parents. Yes, you and you. Gather round. I have a little trick for you that’s going to blow your Parenting Mind! In my hand, I’m holding the power to dole out punishment. Closing this hand I say the magic words: waka waka kersplunken hooey! Now, open your hand. Go ahead, check it out. You now…

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Are You Putting in the Parenting to Raise Awesome Kids?

Are You Putting in the Parenting to Raise Awesome Kids

Parenting is hard. – Captain “Rusty” Obvious There’s irony in the saying, “Parenting doesn’t come with a manual.” When in actuality, there are around a gazillion different books out there on parenting. Okay, maybe not a gazillion. It may only be about a bajillion; give or take a baker’s dozen. With all the information available,…

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How to Work for “The Man” and Pick His Pockets

How to Work for The Man and Pick His Pockets

“Fight the man!” I yell. “But don’t we work for The Man?” my coworker asks. “Yes, yes we do,” I reply, my fist still in the air. “So basically, we’re fighting against ourselves?” he continues to test my reasoning. “That’s right,” I concede and punch him in the arm. I’m not advocating violence, though if…

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Watch Out! Viral and Virus Aren’t the Same Thing!

Watch Out! Viral and Virus Aren't the Same Thing!

Let me get this straight… Virus = Bad Viral = Good If I “get a virus,” that’s a bad thing? If something I put out there “goes viral” then I’m praised? Our language is a crazy thing, ain’t it? And More… Growing up, if something was a good thing, it was “cool.” But don’t mistake…

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You Always Have the Ability to Make Good Choices

You Always Have the Ability to Make Good Choices

We all make CHOICES. Your CHOICES affect you. My CHOICES affect me. Can your CHOICES affect me? YES. But how YOU react is YOUR CHOICE. Power to Make Choices We have amazing autonomy in our lives. There are times when we are saddled with situations that seem unbearable and that life has taken our ability…

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