Holiday Stress Remedy

All together now…Ahhhhh This afternoon, after a very busy week, I was rushing my daughters through an after school snack in order to get out the door and get some holiday shopping done.  Grace, who at six has a remarkable grasp of her emotional needs, said “Mom, I’ve been rushing around all week.  I need…

Reconnect this holiday season

Take December’s Challenge: Reconnect! I was still in bed on Thanksgiving morning, enjoying the paper and some coffee, when my cell phone beeped indicating I had a text message.  Even though I didn’t recognize the phone number appearing after the “please call” message, I dialed and was surprised to be connected with one of my…

Your Own Worst Enemy

Picture this: After 15 hours of air travel and a five hour time change, you arrive home. Your children are elated to see you and quickly remind you of the Halloween costumes you haven’t finished. You smile and hold yourself together for a while, but then need sleep. After a nap, pumpkins are carved, dinner…