Do you annoy your Mom Friends?

In case you aren’t sure, let me start by defining what we mean by “Mom Friends”. Mom friends are those woman that we meet through our children and their activities. The ladies we find ourselves thrown together with, time after time, until we choose to call them friend! Romper did a study that reported many … Read more

Is Family Dinner Time Important?

Those of you who read my blogs regularly can surely predict my answer to this question … YES! YES! and YES! I believe dinner time, without electronics, can serve as a time of relaxation, information transfer,  and bonding (not to mention a great time to rejuvenate our bodies with some needed food). Coming together over … Read more

National Georgia Day- Who Knew?

I must admit, I had no idea there was such a thing as “National Georgia Day,” but obviously the folks at Atl & Co. did. And let me tell you, the questions on this game show we played were not easy! I was so glad to be the hostess, with the answers high-lighted on the … Read more

Queen Bee Moms

There always has been and always will be Queen Bee Moms. They serve a purpose in our society and how we choose to deal with them (or if we choose to be one ourselves) has pros and cons, just like all personality characteristics. Real Talk this week addressed some of the actions and attitudes one … Read more

Do your kids respect you?

Do kids really disrespect their parents (and adults in general) more today than in the past? I think to a degree, they do. This phenomenon, I believe, stems from several factors … the #1 being that the parent/child relationship has changed over the years. Many parents strive to be friends with their children instead of … Read more

Marriage is Work

On Real Talk today, the panel discussed marriage instead of parenting and unanimously decided marriage is work! And I added, “It should be.” http://bit.ly/RTmarriageiswork As adults, we put a lot of effort and time into maintaining positive relationships with our friends and extended family. We give large amounts of kind words, thoughtfulness, understanding, and positive affirmation to … Read more

Discipline vs Punishment

On Real Talk today we discussed parent-shaming as a way of disciplining children. Have you seen these attempt to shame kids into behaving properly? Seriously??? What are parents trying to prove with posting their discipline strategies to the world? My point is this … parents need to parent … not befriend their kids. This involves … Read more