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New Year’s Resolutions

New (School) Year’s Resolutions?

It's Labor Day weekend, and we've made another circle around the sun: as hard as it is to believe, I have two sophomores now: one in high school, one in college. And the new school year still feels like the start of a new year with new clothes, new school supplies, new haircuts ... and often new goals. Many working mothers I know greet September with a joy that's on a par with the despair th...
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Baby Steps

Baby steps
With me it's all er nuthin'. Is it all er nuthin' with you? ~Will in OKLAHOMA! Making New Year's Resolutions, particularly about our health, is a ritual many of us practice. And, it would seem, forgetting about them by mid-February or so is practiced just as frequently. Why do we have such a hard time with these annual goals? I think the secret lies in what sort of resolutions we set. I...
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On the edge of getting it right

I have an 11-year-old son and a husband, so (if you'll forgive a generalization) I watch a fair number of action movies. Okay, full disclosure: I kind of like them, too, and we've found that if there is a decent plot and a handsome male lead, even our 15-year-old daughter will watch them. Hey, as the teenager says, don't judge - it's not easy to find a movie that suits everyone's taste! Last nigh...
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