If our children fail, does that make us failures as parents?

I simply don’t do failure well. It’s even worse when I perceive that my children have failed. I know failure is a natural part of everyone’s life. But I still beat myself up when I fail. And when my children fail, I take on their failure as if their failure

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Life in Balance

When you last heard from me, I was “taking a break” which consisted of a week at Miraval Spa and Resort in Arizona with five of my bestest girlfriends. Now I’m back. This is something I never would have done 10 years ago when my kids were in the throes

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Add “FUN” to Your To-Do List

Moose Hunting…fly fishing…and horses. What do they have to do with graduation? Read on… Spring is here! It takes me back to my daughter’s senior year of high school. There were a thousand things to do: making the final decision about which college to choose, selecting the right dorm, sending

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Top Ten Things Every Parent Needs to Know When Their Step Children Are Going to College

I have two step children and one biological child. I need to say that up front because until you experience having a blended family, I don’t want anyone telling me how I “should” be doing things differently. As Elvis used to say, “Walk a mile in my blue suede shoes.”

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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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