Added by moonfrye on December 30, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
It's tempting to see a moment of quiet as a waste of time.
As moms we're given an impossible job description, whether we work outside of the home or not. The training for this job is a jumble of fantasy, others' expectations, competition, and role models like June Cleaver and Claire Huxtable.
We're told- in fact we tell ourselves- that there is always work to be done. Crumbs to be swept off kitchen floors. Little faces that need to be wiped. Meals to…Continue
I spoke last year about the difficulty of…Continue
With only TWO days until Christmas, here are a few final stress-busting sanity savers. Think of it as your holiday survival guide courtesy of the Lyons Den… where every day is an exercise in survival!
Added by moonfrye on December 23, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
The conversation happened much sooner than I had hoped. It wasn’t that I was afraid, anxious, or unsure of what to say. I worked all of that out long ago. But in my mind, the mind of a mother who wants nothing but happiness for her children at all times, I wanted it to wait. I wanted them to hold on to the…Continue
I am so truly grateful for all of your support on my journey this past year. It has been an amazing 2011 and one of my greatest adventures has been my work with JP/HRO. The Haitian culture and people are some of the most incredible individuals that I have ever met and I feel truly blessed to be working with this fantastic non-profit. Please help me to spread the word and raise awareness for their incredible efforts. Here is the PSA I directed and produced with my big…Continue
Added by moonfrye on December 20, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments
I'll set the scene. It's closing in on 4pm.
A four year old is struggling to stay awake. He runs from room to room, trailed by the sounds of his own high-pitched screech. He has dumped out all of his brother's Pokemon cards and I say a prayer that I can gather them up before the eight year old grows wise.
There is a two year old standing on the bottom shelf…Continue
There were several moments this week when I knew the Christmas spirit had officially entered the Lyons Den. If you go by the store windows, the Christmas season actually started the day after Halloween but, we like to take things a bit more slowly around here... or, perhaps better put, we have…Continue
Added by moonfrye on December 16, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
I've thought long and hard this year about what I want most for Christmas. It goes without saying that I want an end to all wars, good health and prosperity for my family and friends, and for Banana Republic to bring back the version of skinny jeans they sold in 2010 but inexplicably changed to a style not quite as flattering for those of us with large backsides. However, there are a few other items on my list this year. Here goes.
10. Can 2011 be the year we stop…Continue
We held a bake sale to raise money for our friends at J/P…Continue
Added by moonfrye on December 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Like many members of our fabulous Moonfrye community, I’m a busy Mom. I run my own public relations agency and I’m also CEO of our household and most days I wish I could clone myself -- especially during the holidays!
With 20 days left until Christmas and only 8 until Hanukkah (!), I…Continue
a triple back flip off of the diving board....
I’m all about dads playing hard with the kiddos, but around here I’ve noticed that “playing with” the kids has a tendency to…Continue
Added by moonfrye on December 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
I could feel it coming for three days prior to the meltdown. There was a slight lag in her step, an insistence on just one more hug/kiss/check each night, and an ever so slightly quieter tone in her voice. She wasn’t herself.
She was holding it in, waiting for the right moment to come along. I resisted the urge push, to try to help her get those feelings out just a little bit faster.
I held her hand every second. I read to her as much as I could. …Continue