Help for the Easter Bunny!

Help for the Easter Bunny!

Are you tired of spending hours hiding Easter eggs only to have the kids find them in a few minutes? Have you run out of creative ways to deceive your children and frustrate their fun on Easter morning?

Your troubles are now over! Just in time for your family Easter celebration comes the most exciting Easter innovation since colored plastic grass. (more…)

Premature Empty Nest

Premature Empty Nest

I thought I’d be okay with this. I thought I’d been encouraging my child’s independence his whole life in part to prepare him for life as a productive adult but also to prepare me for his launch into adulthood. I’ve heard all about the Empty Nest Syndrome, all about the benefits and sense of loss for parents when their babies fly the coop. What I have heard NO ONE say is that many teenagers leave, for all practical purposes, years before they go to college or leave home at 18. (more…)

MY Guide to Leadership

MY Guide to Leadership

After talking with a friend recently about developing leadership qualities in others, I decided it was time to recycle this post from a year ago

No doubt we’ve all read the same articles and books and heard the same motivational speakers on leadership, and they all talk about getting ahead and career success with such eloquence and verve. I’m not going to be as kind as Stephen Covey or Tony Robbins. Over the years I have accumulated my own criteria for what it means to be a true leader, and I have decided to tell it as I see it. You’ve been warned. (more…)