Having a Busy Life Isn’t the Goal

Having a Busy Life Isn’t the Goal

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce I don’t know the meaning of life necessarily, but I do know that the purpose of life is not to be busy. People brag about how little time they have; they overschedule and overextend themselves to the point where they have no time...
TV Can Be Educational

TV Can Be Educational

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce I was never the mom who said no screen time. Are you kidding? How do you ever get anything done if you can’t sit your kid in front of the TV for 30 minutes and start laundry or dinner? Sure, too much screen time is considered a...
Why Diets Fail

Why Diets Fail

There are many fad diets out there, most targeted specifically at women. Lose 10 pounds in one week, shrink belly fat, and get toned by consuming strange mixtures of maple syrup and cayenne pepper and who knows what else. Fad diets all promise the same thing: they all...
Perfectionism and Motherhood

Perfectionism and Motherhood

I have always been a perfectionist. It is both a gift and a curse. On one hand, my high ambitions and expectations for myself have led me to excel in many areas throughout my life. On the other hand, I can become overwhelmingly distressed and discouraged when I miss...
Sharing Kids’ Hearts

Sharing Kids’ Hearts

I do not remember whether or not I was one of those kids who had trouble sharing when I was younger, but I certainly have found something I do not enjoy sharing as an adult: my kids. My husband had full custody of his three children when we married. We raised our...