The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids encourages overly nice “marshmallow” moms to instill a few much-needed boundaries. From sibling rivalry to entitlement, from faith to Facebook, discover how to parent when it’s hard. Find ways to instill respect in your child and learn to stand your ground when your child doesn’t like you for it. A mean … [Read more...]
The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids
Are you a Mean Mom? I’ve been a mean mom and I’ve been a marshmallow mom, and being a sweet, warm, easy-peasy permissive parent is much easier than being a firm, authoritative one. But, those overly permissive parents aren't helping their kids at all. Kids need clear, thoughtful boundaries and a tough but loving mom to set those boundaries. … [Read more...]
Join the Mean Mom Team!
If you saw my post yesterday on Facebook you know I was dancing in my sweat pants over here. "The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids" has been contracted. How cool is that? For years, I've been thinking of putting together something fun and encouraging for all of us sweet moms who struggle at laying down boundaries with our adorable little … [Read more...]
A.D.D. Mothering? A Busy-Mom Epidemic!
Only five weeks and two days until my book Just Too Busy-Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical hits the shelves. I was at Border's last week and met with their assistant manager. After inquiring about my book being readily available in my hometown area, he went to their computer and looked it up. "Here it is." He smiled. "It's going to be in … [Read more...]
The Attraction of Distraction
I’m easily distracted. Just ask my husband. My nickname is “Bright-Shiny-Thing”. It’s true. Whatever I begin, no matter how simple, I end up off course. The definition of distract means to draw away from or divert. No matter what is on my to-do list for the day, I struggle with being drawn away or diverted. When I became a mother, I went from being … [Read more...]