Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer hard while summer lasts; you can fall tomorrow

"Summer in Wisconsin is so wonderful it fools you into living here the rest of the year." A friend of mine said that a few...
summer break

Automated parenting and other tips: Mompreneuring on summer break

Summer break is tough on entrepreneurship. It's hard to find the time to "entrepreneur" when "mom" is a 24-7 gig. A friend and I were...
dream, Fourth of July, Motherbility Mom

You get to dream today. That’s actually pretty great.

It's easy, as Americans, to take dreams for granted. Both kinds of dreams, really: the images we conjure at night, and the visions we have...
love, All You Need Is Love

It really is all we need

When the Beatles and the Bible agree on something, you know it's a message that resonates. "All you need is love," the world's best-selling band...
Can, Motivation Monday

Feeling like you can’t? Identify your can.

Yesterday afternoon, my 9-year-old daughter was stuck. And frustrated. "Ugh! Mooooommmmmm!! This stupid video game won't work!" I sighed, deciding to set aside my standard "We...
children entrepreneurship

Beyond lemonade: Using summer to teach life skills, entrepreneurship

As a parent, I will actively nourish in my children the characteristics of entrepreneurship -- the desire to solve the world's problems, the confidence to believe that they can do it and the self-discipline to follow through. Here's my plan.
a mom bloger's "Sick"

An ode to Shel Silverstein (who’s likely dismayed)

"I cannot write a blog today," Said little would-be author K. (A mom blogger's "Sick.")

Love your life, every day, by doing this

Live a life brimming with true contentment! But don't depend on happenstance: Make it happen! Here's a straightforward plan to use your morning routine, every day, to create a happy life.

5:1 — Odds are you’ll feel better after doing this today

Did you know that there's a happiness ratio? It's 5:1. Researchers studying married couples in the 1970s concluded there is a key difference between happy and...
Quick hits

Don’t have time to blog? Try these quick hits.

I underestimated May this year. Rookie mom mistake. (Unforgivable, really, given that this is my 10th summer of parenting.) If you don't have kids in school...