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.
Incredibles 2 nails the conflicting emotions of a working mom: from guilt and concern about not being with her family to elation and pride with her achievements and recognition.
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.
Happy Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to my fellow working mamas, to my sisters who have decided to stay at home to raise their kids and to the women whose babies have babies now. Happy Mother's Day to all of those amazing women who have been like a mother to someone. From me and mine… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Most days as a working mom I feel overtired, under-caffeinated, overwhelmed, under-performing and barely holding it together. But at the end of the school year? At the end of the school year, I feel like I am being tested to within an inch of my limits. Everyone's going to be very lucky if the Farrow Family doesn't accidentally send Green eggs and ham served on a TCU platter with bits of chocolate and a flashlight in it on Field Day!
I've read many articles online about how to make your morning routine smoother, including this recent one from workingmother.com that I really like. One thing that most of these article have in common is that they are all aimed at how we can make changes (faster hair and make up routines, preparing meals and laying… Continue reading How I’m Teaching my Kids Responsibility