complaining

Three Tips For Being A Positive Mom Who Raises Kids Who Don’t Complain

I’d like to add to that title, “Zip Your Lips and Lower Your Expectations.” No mom wants to raise her kids to be complaining, hard-to-please adults. And yet, moms (myself…

It’s Not Fair!

If I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my children say “it’s not fair” I’d be a wealthy woman. How do I reply to my children…

How To Stop Whining

Gotcha! You thought because of the title of this post, I was gonna give you some hints on how to stop your children from whining. Well, I will throw that…

Summer in the South

Yesterday, I came downstairs at 7:30 a.m. and announced to my husband that I was headed out for my walk “before it got too much hotter.” Or I may have…

Happy Versus Content

Have you ever noticed that most of the messaging women receive from media is infused with the notion that at every moment of every day, you are meant to be happy? That’s a pretty…

Why we Need to Teach our Children About Gratitude

One of the great privileges of my life has been visiting orphanages in countries such as Russia, China, and South Africa.  Taking our children to see those little ones who…

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