One of my favorite things about going to camp, aside from watching the teenagers sneak cigarettes and jitterbug was the care packages. This was a long time ago and a theater camp at that.
Summer sleep away camp is in full swing, so I thought I would do a little research on great care-packages. I spoke to several people who had been camp counselors and they said a significant part of their training was focused on care-packages. What? Well, it’s because sleep-away camp is such a rite of passage. Often it is the first time your child has been away from home for any length of time, and the care-package is a connection. You want them to know Read More
I always look forward to summertime. We don’t have the daily grind of school routines, and we can all just relax and be a family together. But, after about 2 weeks of vacation, the panic sets in of: “WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY KIDS?!” Then, after about a month has gone by, the silent cry begins: “I can’t wait for school to start! Who knew August was 60 days long!”
Okay, first of all let’s give ourselves a break about all the Read More
10. You consider 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep a “great night”
9. Applying makeup and curling your hair on the commuter train is a several-times-weekly ritual
8. After yet another night of 1.5 hours of cumulative sleep, you pray that your boss does not ask you a question in the Monday morning meeting
7. You have fallen asleep in the bathroom stall at work… Read More
I have talked a lot about reasons to limit technology in your family and household and strategies to do so (read limiting and balancing). Now, I thought it might be nice to explore ways people are using technology to connect.
1. Texting or E-mailing
Sending loving texts. In my practice, a couple I see talks about texting each other throughout the day to stay connected. The texting has decreased the stress and anxiety created by his constant travel and her hectic work schedule. Another Read More
I have a confession to make. Preschool pick up makes me sick to my stomach. I find myself feeling anxious, exhausted and irritable as the clock approaches 2:45 pm. Today, I damned near had a full blown panic attack.
Why is a little thing, like the end of the school day, so stressful to me? Read More