Me First!

One thing that I struggle with as a mom of twins is the simple sounding demand: "Me first!" Uttered countless times a day by my twin four-year-old's, this demand/phrase has my sanity in a fragile state and my patience worn thin. They want to be first in everything. Literally everything--and each one wants to be …

“Pick Your Battles”

Oftentimes, when talking to fellow 'seasoned' parents, we use the phrase in conversation: "you got to pick your battles." And usually the parent is looking at the outfit my child is wearing. My preschool and elementary school children pick their own outfits daily. And one day my four-year-old destroyed her room in her hunt for …

My Child’s Sports Performance is Not a Reflection of Myself

As a mom of five kids, I have been around the metaphorical block if you will. My oldest three kids have been involved in a countless activities from sports teams to competitive dance to chorus to acting. As a result of my kids wanting to try/explore different activities throughout their childhood, I have intersected paths with …