If there was ever a moment I desperately wanted on camera, it was when I discovered my daughter and niece taking part in a May crowning ceremony they had put together in our backyard.
“Will you be my bridesmaid?!?” After the shrieks of excitement fade, a horrible feeling in the pit of your stomach grows as you realize you don’t have the finances to participate as you feel you should. Do you decline altogether?
Michael wants us to homeschool our kids. Not only do I think that means raising them in a bubble, I would be primarily responsible to be the teacher.
He says: We need to know what they're being taught
I think it’s important that we, as parents, know exactly what our children are being taught. The only way to ensure that is to do it ourselves. It makes the most sense for Sarah to do it; we can’t afford to lose my income.
Our new hire has been with us for just a month and is already expecting to be promoted. How do I manage these unrealistic expectations?
Option No. 1 – Fire him. That would deliver a bracing dose of reality, but pretty harsh.
Option No. 2 – Promote him. But then you would be joining his fantasy world.
Option No. 3 – Enlighten him. Teach him a better way to harness his ambition.
If he wants to succeed, he should add the south pole of humility to the north pole of magnanimity.
When we were married, my ex-husband left all the child care to me. Now that we're divorced, he has a lot of opinions that are contrary to what we do in my home. How do we negotiate the differing rules?
When we go to parties or out to dinner, Jeff always makes some snide comments about our friends afterward. I’ve asked him to stop, because it makes me uncomfortable.
He says: If she doesn't want me to talk, I'll just keep my mouth shut
Listen, it’s called conversation. If Linda doesn’t want me to talk, I’ll just keep my mouth shut. It’s going to make for a pretty quiet marriage if I can’t talk.