Difficult Situations · Parenting

Talking About COVID-19 With Your Kids- What Your Kids Need to Know From You

So much has happened this week with the coronavirus… While adults are having a hard time with it, the kids are witnessing all this too. They may be scared or confused, and they’re likely very upset that they are missing out on activities and trips and, yes, even going back to school. So, make sure… Continue reading Talking About COVID-19 With Your Kids- What Your Kids Need to Know From You

Difficult Situations · Parenting

Discussing Death and Dying With Children

With the news last week of the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of nine people, including basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, it has been a time of sadness and questions for many.  When death happens unexpectedly and to people that we are not prepared to lose, it fills us with fear and… Continue reading Discussing Death and Dying With Children

Difficult Situations · Parenting · Single Parents

Does Divorce Ruin Children’s Lives?

Last week, I offered up my take on Demi Moore’s recent comments that she is proud of her divorce. I’ll add that I am really glad for her. I’m glad that she feels she survived her divorce and that she and Bruce Willis didn’t fight. Mostly, though, I am happy, that at least from her… Continue reading Does Divorce Ruin Children’s Lives?

Difficult Situations · Exes · Parenting · Single Parents · Stepfamilies

Demi Moore is “Proud” of Her Divorce. Here’s Why That Scares Me.

When Demi Moore started talking recently about being proud of her divorce, it gave me pause. It’s not that I’m not glad she was able to have a good relationship with her ex or that they were able to be there together for their kids. I am. It is just that that is not the… Continue reading Demi Moore is “Proud” of Her Divorce. Here’s Why That Scares Me.

Difficult Situations · Parenting · Single Parents

Don’t. Give. Up. (especially when you want to)

I know, I know. It’s hard. Life gives you stuff you are pretty sure is a giant mistake and you shouldn’t have to be dealing with it. But there it is anyway. When moments (days, weeks, months or years) like that happen, here are three ways to pick yourself up and move forward: Be grateful… Continue reading Don’t. Give. Up. (especially when you want to)

Parenting

I Got in Trouble. Didn’t You?

At the beginning of my First Grade year, I got into trouble. I was talking too much (imagine that?), and the teacher made me stand with my face in the corner.  I had never gotten in trouble in school and was ashamed. Something about standing in the corner just makes you feel awful. I was afraid to tell… Continue reading I Got in Trouble. Didn’t You?