Group Therapy Thursday – Miss Bossy Pants

What do you think Alicia should do?  Have you ever been in a similar situation?


Dear MS&J,  Love you guys!  Here goes:  (I won’t give names)

My daughter has a sweet friend who comes over often.   This little girl is her favorite/best friend. Ages are 8&9.   We like her….BUT, this summer I’ve noticed something that I DON”T LIKE at all.   I’ve only watched it happen, and have not YET said anything.  This girl, BOSSES my daughter around.  A LOT.  Whatever they end up doing – it’s what she wants.  My daughter just goes along.  I fear it’s because she really wants this friend.  In their group, she’s kind of the “IT” girl.  I DO NOT want her to be bossed around and think this is okay.  Before I say something……what are your thoughts or experiences???

Thanks so much!!!   Alicia

What’s new on DVD 06/17

What’s new on DVD 06/17

Below is the movie out on DVD this week and its rating:

Bionic Pancreas Shows Promise in Diabetes Test

Click here to find out more about the artificial pancreas that has Murphy, our Type 1 diabetic, excited!

How to survive a big family vacation

1 – Let 1 person handle booking and schedules etc. That way if you have a question or you lose something, you know exactly WHO can help you. Choose the most organized of your family members.

2 – Pick a place/destination that will have something for everyone.

3 – DO NOT over schedule or force anyone to keep to a strict schedule. And since it IS a family vacation, have 1 appointment every day together. Breakfast or dinner works well for this.

4 – Make sure everyone has everyone else’s cell phone numbers etc.

5 – Plan who will cook and when. Make a schedule. One person should not be stuck shopping or cooking the entire time.

6 – Be patient and mindful of late sleepers and nappers.

7 – If you have young children, be okay with them coming off of their schedule a little. They will be off, it’s a different routine.

8 – Think twice before complaining about another family member. You won’t be able to take it back, and you still have to get home :o)

9 – Bring games. Play games. This is the BEST kind of family fun, and it’s not done nearly enough.

Not So Serious Book Club: Summer reads – 2014

Not So Serious Book Club: Summer reads – 2014

Charlaine HarrisMidnight Crossroad and The Harper Connelly series

Stephen KingMr. Mercedes

Veronica Roth – Four: A Divergent Collection: in HARDBACK or KINDLE

Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)The Silkworm

Tom Rob SmithThe Farm

Books to read before the movies come out:
Gillian FlynnGone Girl and Dark Places

Nicholas SparksThe Best of Me

Ron RashSerena

Cheryl StrayedWild