My most recent MaMaZiNa magazine guest blog post speaks about the importance of seeing ourselves through our children’s eyes, without all the flaws and unrealistic expectations. To read more, click here.
Moms today are full of it. That’s right – I said it. They are full of it. They talk about it all the time. It consumes their every thought. It keeps them up at night. It keeps them from waking up joyful. Like I said, moms are full of it. Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: The shortest word in the English language is “No”.
Recently my daughter came home with paperwork regarding tryouts for her middle school play. She was very excited and wanted to learn more about the play’s characters so she could determine which one she should try out for. I explained each of the characters and gave a suggestion or two into which ones I thought she might enjoy the most. What happened over the next week surprised even me. Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: Taking off your SuperMom cape gives you more power than you think.
I recently received a copy of Anna Quindlen’s book, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake” for my birthday. Having just finished it a few days ago, I’m bursting with inspiration to write my own book one day. While reading about the life of Ms. Quindlen, one particular phrase has stuck with me. Coincidentally it ties in with my most recent workshop, “It’s Not Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…It’s SuperMom Syndrome.” Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: There’s no reward in trying to do it all. Slow down Moms!
Recently I had the good fortune to appear on Good Morning Connecticut Weekend with Jeff Valin. I’ve been on TV and radio a few times talking about my baby gift business, Frittabello, but this was an opportunity to talk about my newest passion, helping moms recover from SuperMom Syndrome. Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: Offer a variety of foods to your children from the start.
I’m not sure when this happened, but I really don’t like cooking dinner. I can handle breakfast and lunch preparations without too much trepidation but dinner is a continual source of pain for me. I’ve written on this topic many times and I’m sure those of you reading this post are quietly (or not so quietly) saying, “Jen – just hire a personal chef!” Continue reading