Posts by Peg McGuire
All the Time, No Matter What
A long time ago, I was in control of my life. I had a good job, traveled, watched an entire television show from start to finish, and went to the bathroom all by myself. And then I fell in love and became a mother. And that’s where my life went off the rails. In a…Share This: Read More
Just Keep One….
Just Keep One…… by Peg McGuire A week before Christmas, I sat on our couch, watching television, with Timothy, my sweet and sensitive 10-year-old. It was our prime time — the quiet Sunday evening moments after football and dinner, but before the chaos of the get-ready-for-Monday-and-bedtime routine. The quiet moment was interrupted by a…Share This: Read More
Elf on a Shelf: Keeps Kids Nice, Makes Parents Crazy
I’ll admit it. I’m gullible. I fell for the Elf on a Shelf craze. The premise: The elf — we named him Sparky — sits on a shelf and watches my boys from the moment they wake until they fall to sleep. Each night, Sparky flies off to the North Pole to reports all the…Share This: Read More
May Day! May Day! May Day! We’re drowning in sugar, unhealthy fats and processed foods!
Last week, an email welcoming us to the Fit Family Challenge, an eight-week program that helps families become more active and healthier, landed in my inbox. The email introduced us to our personal trainer and dietician. I read it as I was eating a stale Krispy Kreme donut. This, I said, couldn’t have come at…Share This: Read More