Month: January 2017 Posts

One Busy Mom's Thoughts On...

This ride is going nowhere (and other thoughts on success vs. failure).

January 28, 2017

Jump! Do it quick! Get off now! This ride is going nowhere. Get off of the rollercoaster ride that is success and failure.   The problem with the success/fail grid is that what goes up, must come down. If you are finding yourself constantly striving for success or wallowing in the despair of your perceived failures, […]

read more

No Comments

This Thing Called Home (the book)

How do you define a “bad day”?

January 25, 2017

“Was it a bad day or a bad 5 minutes you milked all day?” Ouch.   I used to be a bad day “milker” until I figured out that bad days didn’t have to exist anymore. They were a figment of my imagination. I made them up completely because there was one little thing (usually […]

read more

2 Comments

This Thing Called Home (the book)

The glass is refillable.

January 24, 2017

I had a true stop in my tracks moment when I heard this for the first time. “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full, miss the point. The glass is refillable.” (source unknown) How many times have I thought about the world being divided in two: pessimists and optimists? How […]

read more

No Comments

One Busy Mom's Thoughts On...

25 toys are enough (and other thoughts)…

January 21, 2017

American parents give their kids too many toys. Period. Finally after 4 kids, when my 4th kid turned one…I had figured out that I was one of those parents. I was ready to change. I retrained my brain in this and we started over.

read more

No Comments

Conversations That Matter

Q: Is having a “perfect home” possible?

January 13, 2017

Q: Is having a “perfect home” possible? A: I’m afraid that if I answer this you will judge me. I’m serious. Let’s just be honest. I need you to know, I’m not afraid of disagreeing because I want to stay friends, stay connected, stay talking, thinking, engaging regardless of agreement. Agreement isn’t the goal, connection is. […]

read more

1 Comment

All about the Sailers

Home is wherever I’m with you.

January 11, 2017

I never knew what this meant. I think I saw some “doting new mother holding her baby” meme with this penned below. Yes, motherhood is that all encompassing “you-need-me” feeling all day. Home is wherever I’m with you? When I’m with you at Target, that’s not home. When I’m with you at the park, that’s […]

read more

2 Comments