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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When You’re On Your Last Nerve…

For the past two weeks, my friend Steve has been writing about his personal experiences with ADHD. I admire his honesty and vulnerability to share such a personal part of his life. Whether we have a child with a learning disability or one who is experimenting with drugs and alcohol

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How to Communicate With Daughters

Listen. Just listen. Today I decided to write specifically about our daughters. And about our mothers. When I was growing up, I didn’t think a lot about what my mother was going through. Now I wonder: When I was a senior, did she worry about my driving? Did she worry

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