Archive for September 2013

Parent advice: Get a life.

If your life is your kids and your kids are your life, it’s hard to see them grow up, because they inevitably grow away from you. I had to come to that conclusion when my two sons declared in rehearsed synchronized unison that they no longer wanted to go to the museum with me anymore.... Read more »

Parent talk: A Conversation with my dead mother

Parent talk: A Conversation with my dead mother
If you could have a heart-to-heart parent talk with your mom (or dad) who’s past on, what would you discuss? Here is my conversation. EDYE: Mom? MOM: Yeah baby. EDYE: I’m so so bogged down… MOM: I feel your sighs, I feel your heart, I even feel the stiffness in your neck…You know I would... Read more »

"And you can kiss my..." If talking it out doesn't work, write a letter

This is for all you bickering, arguing, in yo’ face, door slamming, silent treatment, name calling, Facebook /Twitter trolling, nasty texting, hanging up, finger pointing, silent treatment parents out there who keep up the Daddy/Mama  drama, instead of working out your parenting disagreements. If talking it out doesn’t work… Write a letter. Sometimes you can’t... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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    Check out my other blogs: "Trending Over 40", An informational blog for those over 40 who find themselves social-media challenged, "Black Copy" Reflections of a veteran ad chick, You can find samples of my ad work on this site. Simply click on TV and Print tabs. Also check out my company, Hughes Who Productions We develop games and animation for casinos, marketers and educational institutions. Thank you for your interest. Blessings... Edye
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