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parenting is hard

Just What I Needed to Hear Today.

My sister sent me something today I’d love to share with everyone. She shared it with me, because after listening to my Audible Original Take Back the House, she thought it would resonate with me. She was right. It definitely echoes my intended message, but it also struck a timely chord with me personally. My son, […]

35 Things I REALLY Want for Mother’s Day

In no particular order, here is what mothers say they really want for Mother’s Day. 1. I want a day in my own house – alone. 2. A clean house. Just for a day…a house where things stay where I put them. 3. I want someone to plan my kids’ summer camps and schedules, set it all up, and just […]

When Snap, Instagram & Tik Tok Are Your Main Modes of Communication

by Kathryn Lancioni Founder of Presenting Perfection Snap, Instagram and Tik Tok.  If you are the parent of tweens or teenagers, those are three words you probably hear fairly often in your house.  To today’s adolescents, social media is the main mode of communication.  Heck, Snapchat’s tagline is “Real Friends.” For many of them, it is […]

Put the Oxygen Mask on for You

You don't need to breathe comfortably for someone else all the time.

Why My Husband is a Better Dance Mom than Me

This past weekend was my daughter’s dance recital. She was in three out of four shows, and some kids were in all four, performing in as many as ten numbers. That’s a lot of dancing. Confession: I am the world’s worst dance mom. It takes me by surprise every year, and inevitably I find myself racing to the […]

The Dumbest Job Ever: Mother.

It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud —especially if it’s while I’m sweating and working my heiny off on the elliptical at the gym. (Yes, I read the paper while I work out—multitasking!) But the other day, I nearly tumbled off the machine into bruising hysterics when I read “Job Description for […]

Little Kids are Hard!

I’m on a plane writing this, and there is a baby one row up and to the right of me. He’s a little guy, maybe 5 months young, and I had the same reaction any sane person would have when I saw where he was sitting. Please Dear Lord, God in heaven, all that is […]

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