Motivation….by definition is that process which initiates, motivates, and maintains goal oriented behavior. motivation determines what we actually do, not what we just think about doing. Motivation is taking what we are capable of and creating something bigger, better, and rewarding. So how do you motivate your children? How do you teach them the value… Continue reading To Push or Not to PUSH!
I am a proponent of cardiac screening for young athletes. As a physical therapist and the mom of four I take a very personal interest in the safety of our young athletes. But when the screening comes back abnormal for one of your own it’s a shock. And when the screening comes back with an… Continue reading Ignorance Just Might Be Bliss
When I first anticipated becoming a parent I determined that I would be a great one! How many of us have said that?! I read everything I could get my hands on, studied families around me, prayed for divine intervention, and swore I’d get the hang of this parenting thing…. atleast better than MY parents… Continue reading Parenting with LOVE: peace and patience not guaranteed!
As the kids start back to school, we go back to work, and our “normal” schedules resume… I’m hoping that this mama doesn’t just jump back on that same hamster wheel. Running endlessly, getting nowhere, fighting the same bad habits, getting sucked into whatever drama comes along… No more wheel for me! I remember when… Continue reading Here we go Again…
WARNING… Crazy mom rant ahead! … I woke up the other day angry and upset because of a dream. In the dream I was angry because Tyler was not giving a good effort. Just ask any of my kids…. Lack of effort isn’t tolerated! In the dream Tyler was arguing with me and had a… Continue reading Changing Phases or the Culmination of Chaos
“Where is the teenage handbook?!!”……That’s the text message I got early this morning from one of my best friends. Really not sure why she thought I might have it! I’ve got 3 teenagers…and an 11 year old who thinks he is a teen. So out of those 4 do I EVER look like I have… Continue reading Teenage Handbook?
It’s January 1st, 2012 and I sit on the starting line of a year of incredible change! We are purposefully moving toward some major life style changes, while also being swept into new stages of life, whether or not we are ready. It’s overwhelming! It’s chaotic!. It’s exciting! And if we are to live life… Continue reading Ready, Set, Let’s Roll 2012!