Why Alone Time For You Is Good For Your Kids

(Inside: Alone time for moms is not just good for mothers, it’s also great for their kids. These empowering reasons will help moms better enjoy their refueling time.) I spent the morning at middle school orientation with my oldest son and I CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT. How is middle school upon us already? Yesterday, he Read More

Good Things Come From Taking A Break

Last summer I didn’t feel like gardening. So I didn’t. (My gardener friend said I was letting the garden rest. I love people who see the best in me.) While I took a break, my strawberries did not. They crept past their given space. They took over where I usually grow beans and tomatoes. And Read More

8 Reasons Why Alone Time for YOU is Good FOR YOUR KIDS

(Inside: Why alone time for you is good for your kids.) The other day I did it again.   I took time for myself.   Gasp.   When I rejoined the family, my husband asked me if I enjoyed my alone time.   Me: Yes. (Pause.) But now I feel guilty. Husband: Why? Me: I Read More

The Power of Friendships: Why Gal Pals are Important

(Inside: How strong friendships empower you.) It all started on the noisy yellow bus filled with excited kindergartners and longing-for-coffee grown-ups all heading to the aquarium.   “I wrote a novel,” my fellow mom chaperone said as we passed the time with introductions and small talk.   A novel. Who is this woman? Wonder woman? The Read More