Life Under Construction–Parenting is SO Easy

Parents, do NOT let other people guilt you into being “their” kind of parent. I had a neighbor once whose son was in his playroom and dropped his glass of milk. When he tried to pick it up, he cut his palm. This precious mother was so guilt-ridden over what other parents would think of her for leaving her son alone IN HIS PLAYROOM, that she was considering plastic surgery for the little scar that would be on his palm. For most little boys, scars are warrior trophies, anyway. “Oh, this scar? It’s nothing. You should see the other fella.”… Continue reading

An Affair by Any Other Name

A couple of years ago, I told my husband that I believed Facebook was the cause of the breakdown of many marriages. In that time span, I can tell you the names of seven couples whose relationship statuses have changed; and I may be forgetting a few. I am beyond shocked at some of the folks who have split, never believing for one second it would ever happen in their marriages. Of course, Facebook is an inanimate object, so you understand I don’t mean the program itself. I do believe, however, that way too many people are getting their opinions… Continue reading