I boarded the airplane behind my seven year old daughter and three year old son toting three suitcases, two backpacks and my Coach handbag when the bemused flight attendant looked at me and asked, "How did you become the family sherpa?"
To check my email or not to check my email on my upcoming family vacation; that is the question.
The viral post "Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos" claims that women should submit to their husband, raise children, run the home and not attend college because it is counter to these ideals and will encourage women to have careers. As a a Christian woman, Bible study leader and full-time employee at a university with two degrees to my name, I felt compelled to respond.
I am currently in the middle of a three-part training series for managers where we have been encouraged to establish mini-habits to increase the effectiveness of our communication with our direct reports. I feel that I can summarize these mini-habits in three words: be here now.
Last week I made one of the most difficult decisions of my career: I turned down the opportunity to co-chair a national conference for senior professionals in my field.
I love summer. I love swimming in the pool, the smell of food cooking on the grill, eating outside on the back deck and having a constant excuse for craving an ice cream cone (which - let's be real - I crave all year long, but it's more socially acceptable in the hotter months). In the summer I want to go out and DO things with our kids! But I'm not so good at coming up with something fun to do on the fly (no one has ever accused me of being spontaneous)
High rates of conflict among siblings is better than them ignoring each other in the long run, but It takes 5 - 7 positive interactions to counter act one negative interaction. Here are some tips to promote those positive interractions.