Me, my baby girl and my favorite Lunchbox Love Note. Applying Mindfulness To This Year With My College Bound Senior Years ago, one of my best friends Lisa said to me that we get 18 summers with our kids. It was a conversation we were having about whether or not we should send our kids away […]
It turns out the connection a kid needs to feel with his parents in order to open up and talk to them is cemented long before the teen years. Julie Romanowski, a parenting coach in Vancouver, says communication skills are built even in infancy and toddlerhood.How crazy is that! It’s not that you can’t work […]
Science shows that in order to have a happy adult relationships you must have a 5:1 ratio of positive to negative interactions. What that means is that for every negative interaction you have with your spouse, friend, boss etc… you need to make it up with 5 positive interactions. The study concluded that the same […]
Do You Use Every Opportunity to Connect and Make Memories with your Kids? I recently read this quote by Gretchen Rubin about motherhood: “The days are long, but the years are short.” Honestly, as I write this, I am tearing up because of how true it is. So what are my two cents on the […]
Us moms are always harried and running around doing things for everyone else. For years I popped out of bed like I was shot out of a cannon and took care of everyone and every thing from my husband to my kids to the dogs etc… I’d go, go, go all day long telling myself […]
Ditch the pressure to have your kids succeed in school, athletics, and socially. Actually, just trade it in for unconditional love. This doesn’t mean you have zero expectations of your children or that you shouldn’t help them accomplish goals and achieve. It just means that you want to be careful to balance the expectations with […]
When I was training to be a psychotherapist, I was lucky to be working with some of the top therapists in New York. What I learned early on became the foundation of my parenting philosophy and has helped me in so many situations. I hope it can help you too! Ready, here it is: When […]
When you’re a parent you realize you need tools and lots of them! I don’t mean the kind that help you hammer a nail into the wall, I mean tools to help you parent your child and tools to help you keep your sanity while your parenting. Based on my experience both […]
My Teenagers I can’t believe my babies are all grown up and the days of snuggling while reading a book or watching a movie are really over. This year my son went off to college and my daughter started high school. It has been an emotional year to say the least. I am now […]
“The need for Lunchbox Love comes from little voices too…” This was the title of an email I received this week from my friend, Gillian Fein; a fellow mompreneur and creator of the LaLa Lunchbox app. She had just attended a publishing party at her son’s Kindergarten class. They were learning about persuasive writing and identifying issues that need […]
We are constantly amazed and inspired by our beautiful community of moms and dads and their use of Lunchbox Love. This week we received a moving note from a mother who is working really hard to raise her kids to be good, kind human beings. With that she shared a picture of the note she […]
Scientists have found that if you don't have at least 5 positive interactions with your spouse for every negative one you could be at risk for a divorce.
My Version of La Bottega's Avocado Salad Ingredients: 1 bag butter lettuce Half an avocado cut into strips or chunks 6 grape tomatoes halved 1/2 an english or hot house Cucumber chopped 3 cauliflower florets cut into small pieces 1 small carrot (shavings) 1/4 cup of roasted sunflower seeds 1/4 cup of dried cranberries 1/4 […]
When Cindy Ballagh's 10-year-old son Kaden lost his portable videogame recently, she asked him where he last put it. His answer: on his dresser.
One of the biggest complaints parents–especially mothers–have is that there never seems to be enough time in the day