Connecting

Did you ever notice that connecting with your kids can be difficult? They always have their devices and display a sense of annoyance toward their parents. Well let me share this with you, keep it up. They need us, they need to know we are here and we need to listen. By HS your chances to lecture are less and less but your instinct is to lecture more. This is not what our young people want or need. Offer love and try to listen. Connect on their level. In our home these are always in short supply, Amazon has a great sale on charge cords. A small cost and something that the kids love… Think about it, connect on their level. Wishing you all love and Happy Friday!

Balance

Finding balance is often difficult. I see it in the workaholics, the parents of kids involved in competitive sports, and the enmeshed moms that have no identity beyond their kids. Balance, something we all strive to achieve, financial balance between retirement goals and lifestyle. Balance between being too strict and too soft. There is balance challenges everywhere I look. Interestingly, I find myself in a different kind of balance challenge. The internal pull between mom, executive, wife and self. How do you achieve this balance. It is like a perfectly positioned rock teetering on the edge of a cliff. Too much time away working, family suffers, too many kids activities and no one gets to where they need to be. Balance, is it ever achieved?