Category Archives: stress

cheers and tears

When football is involved, I must confess that I inevitably find myself rooting for the clock. But when the game is the Super Bowl, I’m also cheering for the commercials. And this year was no exception. Again, the most successful ones were those that tugged at the heart and focused on the value of relationships – especially those involving puppies and Clydesdales. When those relationships are between you and your Millennial, do things get more complex? If you want to improve the generation gap in your family, here are three … Continue reading

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Moms of Millennials Under Pressure

  The N.E. Patriots were stressed out, dealing with the scandal of Deflategate while preparing for the Super Bowl against the reigning champions. As a matter of fact, moms with boomerang kids are also trying to keep a lot of balls in the air. Whereas some women welcome the closer family ties that come along with Millennials moving back home, others feel burdened by financial and emotional frustration. And the body’s first response to multiple demands is STRESS. When your kidults return to live with you, at first it’s not … Continue reading

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Fear of Terrorism

Last week, 12 people at the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, were murdered – editors, cartoonists and journalists as well as employees, a visitor and a gendarme. A third attacker killed a police officer and 4 hostages in a kosher market, bringing the total to 17 before the gunmen died in police raids. When radical Islamic fundamentalists kill innocent victims, it raises fear in all of us. With heightened risks, travel advisory warnings have increased. And the Department of Homeland Security is intensifying security checks at American airports because of concerns over hidden bombs. … Continue reading

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No Resolutions for Moms of Millennials

As you begin the New Year, you may decide not to make any resolutions for 2015. According to conventional wisdom, they usually don’t work. If you’re the Mom of a Millennial who has boomeranged back home, try to accept the status quo for now.  Of course, you’re reluctant to turn your new office back into a bedroom. But if your kidult has huge student loans to pay off and can’t find a job, living at home may be the best option. For some practical tips CLICK HERE. Having unrealistic expectations can be the greatest … Continue reading

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