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Guest Author: Parenting Expert Stef Tousignant

10.20.22 03:54 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Guest Author: Parenting Expert Stef Tousignant

We are so happy to share a post from our first guest author, Stef Tousignant! She provides excellent strategies to deal with childhood entitlement. Please enjoy this post just as we did and check out more of Stef's work through the links provided in her bio at the end of the post. You can also follo...

A chat with Maria McCool

09.18.22 04:04 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
A chat with Maria McCool


I am thrilled to add the second entry to our 'interviews with working moms' category. I had the pleasure of lunch and a great conversation with the very impressive Maria McCool. She is the mom of three as well as the co-owner of award winning Calista Salon and Spa in West C...

A plane ride away

08.27.22 12:58 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
A plane ride away

Next week both of my daughters will be a plane ride away for the first time. If you follow this blog you know that my oldest is now a college graduate and my youngest is about to start her junior year. So it has been a while since both girls were living at home, but with one in Boston and one in NYC...

Vacation Highlights...Asia!

08.21.22 10:03 AM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Vacation Highlights...Asia!

Let's go back in time first...spring and summer of 2020. The world changed and no-one knew what to expect. We were faced with a crisis we won't soon forget, and technically speaking, it's not completely resolved now...over two years later. It was a time of great loss for many in lots of different wa...

A chat with Katherine Scott

08.08.22 03:44 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
A chat with Katherine Scott

I am very excited to introduce our new blog category... interviews with working moms! Many thanks to Katherine Scott for speaking with me about how she balances being a mom of three and a busy career as a reporter for ABC Action News. Let's get into it...


Teen Jobs

07.31.22 05:04 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Teen Jobs


1. Should my child get a job? 

2. At what age should my child get a job?

3. What kind of job should my child have? 

4. What should I expect them to use the money for?

5. Will this interfere with school and/or other activities?

When the kids start dating...

07.24.22 07:15 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
When the kids start dating...

Wow...this is a topic I have been thinking to write about for a while now, but I wasn't sure where to begin. It is a HUGE topic with so many considerations and so many different opinions. All I can do is give my thoughts and opinions based on being the mom of two young adult daughters who are past t...

Enough

05.27.22 07:34 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Enough

March 24, 2018...March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. 


My daughters brought this to my attention and asked to participate in this demonstration following the most recent school shooting at that time which had occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen peop...

How not to be "The Helicopter Mom"

04.25.22 07:36 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
How not to be "The Helicopter Mom"

As the mom of two college kids, I can tell you this thought NEVER crossed my mind! For most, when kids go off to college, it's the first time they will live away from home. This is a major transition for both parent and child. While it can be a difficult adjustment at first, it is also a very exciti...

It's Opening Day!

04.08.22 07:26 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
It's Opening Day!

Spring is here...and with that comes much anticipated nicer weather, the desire to be outdoors and baseball season. I will admit I am not a huge professional sports fan, but I do have a special connection to this team...keep reading to learn more. If you are a Philadelphia sports fan, there is somet...

Raise Kind Humans

03.13.22 02:47 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Raise Kind Humans

Where do people go astray? As parents our goal should be to raise good people. Is it our fault when that doesn't happen? Can we take credit for it when it does? I think in many cases, the answer is yes, at least in part. The environment in which a child is raised has many contributing f...

Waving Through A Window

02.19.22 08:02 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Waving Through A Window

Winner of 6 Tony awards including best musical in 2017, Dear Evan Hansen took Broadway by storm when it opened. It came on the scene on the coattails of the phenomenon that was (and still is) the 2016 Tony award winner,  Hamilton. Whether you are a fan of Broadway or not, I think this...

Education, Inspiration & Mentors

02.12.22 05:36 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Education, Inspiration & Mentors


I will never forget how important it was to my parents that my brother and I receive the best education possible. To be a parent is to want the best for your child in every way, and you hope that you will be able to provide for them so that they can have even better opportunities than you did. You s...

35 million of us 

02.06.22 06:13 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
35 million of us 

Do we as working moms have the same opportunities as males in the work force or even as females who don't have kids? I guess it depends on who you ask. Many employers have concerns about women with children or even women without children who will likely decide to have them in the future. There are c...

They need to follow their own path

01.29.22 08:51 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
They need to follow their own path

When we have multiple children, especially of the same sex, I think the natural tendency is to assume they will have similar interests, and hopefully to you as well. Of course we often try to foster this by introducing them to things we like, be it sports, hobbies or other activities. We also hope t...

Thoughts from the mom of young adults

01.20.22 08:52 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Thoughts from the mom of young adults

It has been quite a while since we have posted on the blog, but I am happy to say we are back at it, and we have some exciting plans for the next few months. We are hoping 2022 can be a great year despite the rocky start with the ongoing challenges we face as moms and just as people sti...

Adrienne's Advice...it's okay to make a mistake

07.14.21 07:40 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Adrienne's Advice...it's okay to make a mistake

We all want to do the best we can when we become a parent, but I  think the perfect working mom is a very lofty goal. In fact, I don't think there is such a thing as a perfect parent at all. I am not even sure how you would define this. One might say you have to do everything right to be consid...

Adrienne's Advice...Do it your way

06.09.21 09:26 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Adrienne's Advice...Do it your way

Is there a right way? Is there a wrong way? Where does my way fit in? As a parent, specifically a working mom, these questions may be asked on a daily basis. You may ask them of yourself or to others. You may look to those who have been where you are and see if you can learn from their experiences. ...

Adrienne's Advice...Be a Unicorn

06.02.21 07:41 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Adrienne's Advice...Be a Unicorn


Okay... so this is not  Wine Wednesday, but never fear, Lisa will still be blogging about wine and food and other topics as part of "Lisa's Lessons", a new category along with...you guessed it, "Adrienne's Advice". We will each do an entry once a week and try to continue to ...

The Fool Proof Pot Roast

05.25.21 05:51 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
The Fool Proof Pot Roast

I'm pretty sure the way to my heart is through a perfect pot roast and a glass of red wine. My mom used to make the BEST pot roast. I have funny memories of us going to the Rain Forest Café and her ordering their "Paradise Pot Roast" (she was a sucker for this meal too). There...

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