Mother’s Manifesto Part 2: Claim Your Power Right NOW!

This is part two of a three-part manifesto. Click here to start with part one. We know from training and experience that parents have great power and influence over their teenage children. Yes, you still do! Even when they seem to be rejecting everything you do and say. But we

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Mother’s Manifesto Part 1: Parents Have Power

Parents have power.  Power is influence and you have way more than you think. You may feel like you don’t have influence or authority over your children. Your children don’t want to admit it. But no matter what they say, no matter what they do, they still care what you

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Did Oprah Call Your Name This Weekend?

2016 is just hours away and I’d like to share my own parenting resolutions for the new year!   RESOLUTION 1: ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT. Here’s how I came across this resolution: In my Christmas blog entry, I wanted just two measly hours of family “harmony” for Christmas.

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All I Want For Christmas Is Two Little Hours…

I get sentimental this time of year. I am a mom. I am entitled. I grew up watching The Waltons. On Christmas Day they chopped wood, cooked a turkey, gave thanks and then they all sat around loving on the grandparents—enjoying their own parents—just one big happy family until

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Why Won’t My Children “Friend” Me On Facebook?

If my children won’t “friend” me, does that mean I’m not their friend? If they won’t let me follow them on Twitter or Instagram, what does that mean for our relationship? Or does Facebook “friending” and Twitter “following” only apply to their peers? What are they trying to hide?  Are

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