I first met Christine Marrin on Facebook. Her posts moved me so much that I decided I wanted to talk with her live. Within minutes of our conversation, I knew I’d met a kindred spirit who held the same beliefs about parenting and who I felt an instant connection. I’m happy to share my blog with her today. Enjoy! Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: Letting go of our children, while difficult, is necessary.
Moms and dads placed their kids on the school bus this morning or dropped them off at school feeling a bit differently than just a few days ago. The events in Newtown CT have forever changed this morning ritual. Whereas in the past, these few minutes might have been spent with a quick kiss and a “see you later” message, today, there were a few more kisses. A bigger hug. A message of “I love you.” Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: Pushing through fear empowers your child. Encourage them all the way.
“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” I remember reading this book by Louise Hay several years ago. Like most of the self-help books I have read in my life, I finished it, agreed with its precepts, put it on my shelf and thought that because I had read the book, that I’d be magically transformed into a risk-taker instead of a risk-avoider. Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: Keep Memories Alive of Those Who Have Passed On
Today is a somber day across our country. Eleven years ago, I was sitting in my cubicle at my corporate job in shock and confusion over what was happening at the time. My daughter was only a few months old, my son about four. I didn’t wait for my manager to tell me we should all go home. After the second plane hit, I did what every mother would do. Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: Children grow up so fast. Treasure each moment.
It snuck up on me and I didn’t even see it coming. Like many of you who try to pay attention to the subtle changes in your child’s development, I too do my best to keep my ears and eyes open. But I was completely caught off guard on this one. Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: Having a REAL support system is critical for parents.
I have met a lot of moms over the course of the past three years due to my baby gift business, Frittabello. And here’s what I have found. Despite the oodles of online channels that are available to connect all of us, moms are more disconnected than ever. Yes, we share lots of things online, but those real, true, face-to-face connections are disappearing. Continue reading