It seems like a dream. We moved to France. My children learned to speak French. We came home and, slowly but surely, the French was forgotten. And no one cares, but me.
Just two winters ago, my two daughters Read More
Everything I know about the power of resilience, I’ve learned from my kids.
Let me explain.
When my kids want something, they pursue it. Doggedly, persistently, enthusiastically. Whether it’s reading one more book, getting one more cookie, learning how to hit the ball with the bat or make a jump kick in karate without falling on their faces. They stick with it, keep trying, and more often than not face disappointment with a wink and a smile.
I see it all the time, but the past 2 days were filled with Read More
WARNING: This post contains adult content and will not be understood by those who do not have an excessive amount of children who sleep anywhere other than their own beds…
A while back, Felicity (Flicka) posted about a special retreat she had created in her home. After reading this, I got to thinking…where’s my retreat? I can’t relax in the bathroom – we all know that’s a kid’s favorite place to strike up serious conversation with mommy. I can’t Read More
OK, so MAYBE the title is a bit of an over-promise. But, if you follow a few of my handy-dandy tips, you can find yourself making it through back-to-school mornings with less yelling, less hair-pulling and even a little more Zen…
1. Skip the shower
No, I don’t mean roll up to drop off covered in peanut butter and boogers. Read More
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” No, it’s not just a Christmas classic (or brilliant Staples commercial). It’s something that The BadAssMama truly believes. Back-to-school has always been my favorite time of year. Maybe it’s the geek in me. I always loved everything about school – new teachers, new books, new classmates, new adventures. (I’d say that I loved the new clothes, but as a former-fat-kid trying on clothes was by far my LEAST favorite part of the end-of-summer ritual).
As my big boy prepares Read More