From the monthly archives:

July 2012

Chatting with a new friend tonight, it made me really think about how important it is to talk to your spouse about expectations at various points throughout your relationship — especially when any kind of sea change is about to happen. Whether it’s before a baby is born, when one of you stops/starts working again, or when you have to take care of a sick parent, it’s so important to lay out the expectations BEFORE (if possible) the new phase begins. Literally sit down (with a glass of wine or 4) and ask these the questions that are really important, like…

Who will change the diapers at night? Who will stay home with the kids while the other parent works? Who is responsible for making the doctor appointments? How will you honor the other person so they have their ‘alone’ time? How do you expect your relationship to WORK through any of this? How will you make time to nurture each other and yourselves?

It’s such a great reminder for all of us, no matter where we are with things.

Would love your thoughts!


What’s YOUR Poison?

by admin on July 16, 2012

Whether it’s wine, vicodin, pot or ear plugs, we’ve all got a vice while dealing with our kids. Here’s an interesting article about Moms who smoke pot feeling like they’re caught in an unfair fight…


Yep, Guilty As Charged.

July 13, 2012

The following blog post from a Dad about ignoring his kids to text and send e-mail seems stunningly true…thoughts? SLATE The XX Factor Blog Yes, I Ignore My Kids To Text and Email By David Plotz Updated Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 1:36 PM ET Moms and dads who are better than you have something […]

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Are Our Kids Spoiled…or Just Different?

July 8, 2012

Many of us grew up in a world with daily chores, allowances earned, college paid for with three jobs, trips to the mall resulting in window shopping, and the idea of moving out after college a complete given. Now, with two kids who live in a different world, one of my recurring nightmares is that […]

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