Fighting In Front Of The Kids

Fighting In Front Of The Kids

Don't do it. It's not good for them. Recent studies show that when parents fight regularly in front of their kids, purely verbal down and nasty fights, the children's emotional suffering is as though they've witnessed physical abuse. It's that...
To Build Self-Esteem: Take A Compliment!

To Build Self-Esteem: Take A Compliment!

Why is a compliment almost as hard to take as criticism? When I was a kid my well-intentioned Mom taught me to discredit compliments. “Oh, no, I’m not pretty, clever, smart, nice…” To do otherwise would be conceited. Q: What’s the result...
The Middle Aged Woman & The Little Italian Dress

The Middle Aged Woman & The Little Italian Dress

When I weighed myself Saturday morning I lost one whole pound! The inches around my waist didn't budge but the scale did. Thank you God! That means that since taking my weight seriously six weeks ago, I've lost 3 pounds and 1.25 inches around my waist. A...
Thoughts on Memorial Day Weekend

Thoughts on Memorial Day Weekend

This morning was spent setting up the back yard patio and screened in porch for summer enjoyment. We in Western New York can't take this season for granted. Only a week ago there was a hard frost warning that had anyone with young basil already planted running for...