Category Archives: Raisin’ Kids

It’s Okay To Be Happy!

Negativity is nothing more than an acceptable form of mental illness. I know people who, when asked how their day was, have never said, “I had a good day!” Instead, they say, “It was okay,” no matter how good it was. I remember being in a room full of people once, at a seminar. The… Read More…

How To Avoid Raising An Adult Child

I can’t believe how often I see adults throwing temper tantrums. Something gets them upset and they huff and they puff and they blow their cool right out the window. They throw things, punch holes in the wall, slam doors, slam people, scream, cry, spew hate-filled words…you get the picture. So often, way too often, they do this in front… Read More…

In This House We Love

In this house we do not criticize each other. We do not mock each other. We do not point fingers. We do not rehash the past. We do not hold a grudge. We do not ignore each other. We do not lie. We do not expect more of each other than we’re willing to give.… Read More…

Why “Child” is gender fluid (in Tooth Fairy, You Have Some Explaining To Do)

Why did I make the character in my new children’s book gender fluid? I can probably answer this in five words; it’s what my heart wanted. But I’ll give you the longer version instead, for fun. When I began writing Tooth Fairy, You have Some Explaining To Do, I gave a lot of thought to… Read More…

How To Prevent A No-Show Tooth Fairy

I have a confession to make; the Tooth Fairy did not always come to our house when she was supposed to. And since I’m coming clean on this, I must admit there were times when she didn’t come for two nights in a row! Ugh. Blame it on exhaustion, forgetfulness or the economy, when the… Read More…

The Empty Nest

567,648,000. This is how many seconds of your life you spent taking care of your kids before they were legally considered adults. In every one of these seconds they were either in your arms, in your view or in your thoughts. Sometimes you wished you had more time for yourself, but you never really wished… Read More…