A few laughs for parents.  Do these get you chuckling?

As long as you can laugh, you are managing well.

As long as you can laugh, you are managing well.


When your sense of humor fades, time to take care.  Slow down, sit down, or jump around, sing a song, put on a favorite song and dance. Declare quiet time or take some me time.

As a last resort when it all got too much,  and none of the above would work I would take a five-minute bathroom break.  In the peace of the bathroom I would wash my face with cool water, massage my hands with my favorite hand cream, breathe calm, and remind myself, “This will pass.”

Usually I didn’t need the full five minutes. When such breaks did not  help,  I knew I needed others to share the care.


Learning some Emotional Fitness Exercises will also help.  My Parents Are People Too: An Emotional Fitness Training Program for Parents details a program  that can help you defeat stress.  It is a book to dip in and out of when you need reminding life can be good.

For some quick tips visit my Pinterest Board; Fun, Crafts, and Laughs.

Life is a struggle, relationships hard, raising good kids in today’s world harder than ever.  Joy and laughter can fade. When it does that is a sure sign you need a break, more support, and help sharing the caring. 

Remember, if you like this post comment or share. If you don’t like it, tell me why. Your opinion, as well as your kindness, matters a great deal to me.


DISCLAIMER: FORGIVE MY GRAMMATICAL ERRORS FOR I HAVE DYSGRAPHIA.  If you need perfect posts, you will not find them here. Dysgraphia is a not well known learning disability and means that sometimes my sentence structure is not that easy to follow or I make other errors. Still, most people understand me. All of my books are professionally edited, but not all of my blog posts are.  If this troubles you, feel free to read elsewhere.  If you persevere, you are practicing kindness by lifting my spirits for that means you find what I say helpful and that is one of my missions. Kindness always repays those who spread it.


  1. I like this post… a lot! It reinforces my own conviction that parenting in ANY age might be challenging, but it should be a relief for positive thinkers that it isn’t supposed to be hard. Once you have that mindset, its just a matter of figuring out where you need to make adjustments so it becomes fun again. Parening is suppsoed to be the most fulfilling journey ever. Thanks for the inspiration.

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