• Living with Children,  Parenting,  What the kids say

    The Sunshine that Caused a Poop Storm

    During times when my kids’ reactions seem over the top or uncalled for in my grown-up opinion is precisely when I need to remind myself to stay calm, to trust and to be gentle. I’m sure many of you can relate. Below is a little episode I wish to share. I love how it ends. My gal was drawing a picture with her new glitter pens when all of a sudden she started crying and fussing at me.  “You messed my picture up!” Since I was in the kitchen making our breakfast and she was 6 feet away at the dining room table, I was a bit confused.  So I asked…

  • Living with Children,  Parenting,  What the kids say

    Radical Honesty

    Radical honesty. Ever heard of it? Me neither until I found this fascinating drama on Netflix, Lie to Me. Tim Roth is the lead guy. He plays an entrepreneurial psychologist whose firm is hired by various entities to determine who and possibly why someone is lying.  Roth’s character, Dr. Lightman, believes that if you are human, you lie. He has learned how to recognize and interpret microexpressions- tiny movements your face and body make which tell the truth even when your words do not.  There’s an awesome cast and each episode tops the other and actually makes me sit still for close to 45 minutes at a time. Not an…