Managing Morning Madess

People have asked “How do you get out of the house in the morning – with four kids (without loosing your mind)?” I can honestly say it is not always easy, seamless, or calm – and there are certainly days I DO loose my mind. There are a few tricks I learned in the corporate Read More…

Conquering Dinner Dilemmas

  It’s four o’clock!  Kids are finishing school and you are managing pick-up, coordinating after school activities, and/or winding down the workday and you suddenly ask yourself: What’s for dinner!?  Oh crap! By now, I would have expected myself to be the master of the meal since I have fed so many mouths – DAILY, Read More…

Answering the “Big Questions”…

I’m amazed that all of my children at relatively young ages, have all asked the “Big Questions” humanity has struggled with since the dawn of time. • “Why are we here?” • “What’s the meaning of life?” • “Why is there life?” Wow… Gulp! An innocent question loaded with a variety of answers, eagerly awaiting Read More…

Food “IQ”

Many Americans have an unhealthy relationship with food. For over a decade, I’ve worked in the Wellness industry for Mayo Clinic, I see the continued trends and increases in overweight and obese people throughout our country – it’s disturbing! Most concerning to me, is that many of these trends were being seen in children. Investments Read More…

The Art of Discipline

When my children challenge my authority, I have to remind them (and me) of what my role is as the parent. During this “parent/child tango,” it helps to clearly define our roles to contain emotionally volatile situations that could result an eruption. “As your parent, its my job love you, keep you safe, and teach Read More…

Words Matter

We are in interesting times of fake news, false narratives, and distorted perceptions of reality. As a parent, I worry about the future of how much information our children will ingest and how accurately it is portrayed. First it starts with a simple concept – words matter. We’ve heard the expression: “sticks and stones may Read More…

The Power of Purpose

We are luckily enough to live in one of the most wonderful neighborhoods imaginable. Most of our basic needs are satisfied. Yet many parents experience an immense amount of frustration when our children demand more. The demands can be looked at as an annoying behavior or as a call for help. When our basic needs Read More…

How to Say I’m Sorry

From time to time we have all experienced being hurt or hurting someone. It is inevitable children will cause some kind of physical harm or hurt someone’s feelings. It’s part of growing up. What isn’t always taught is how to truly apologize. Every parent has good intentions when asking their children to say: “I’m sorry” Read More…