Name: Rochelle Fritsch
Kids: Elementary school-aged daughter
Works: Fundraiser for IMPACT, a local nonprofit
Favorite thing about being a mom: Telling my daughter stories about Grandma Gee Gee and stuff that happened when I was a little girl, teaching my daughter important life lessons (manners) and watching her apply them
Least favorite thing about being a mom: Teaching my daughter important life lessons (bad choices lead to bad consequences) by being the "Enforcer"
Famous for: Being a karaoke queen and snorting when I laugh
Follow her on Twitter @GeesMom
“Filing” different aspects of my life in their appropriate folders was very easy when GG was a baby. There were only three files back then: one labeled GG/Mom, another Wife, another Employee. That was my life for GG’s first six years: work, race home to recapture the eight hours stolen by work; and then unwind by enjoying Jamie’s company.
Sure, the Tween Years can be frustrating. At times, it’s like parenting a potty-trained toddler with a massive, complex vocabulary: one minute they know and can do every and anything. The next minute, they want to crawl up in your lap for naptime.
Anyone in your class sick today?
I recently read an article suggesting that maybe, just maybe, it might be a good idea for parents to start LinkedIn profiles for their children. Yes, you read this correctly: Kids on LinkedIn. To be clear, kids fourteen and up. The idea is that starting a LinkedIn profile sooner than later could potentially give our kids the all important edge into education and successful career.
There’s an easier way to give kids an edge that doesn’t involve remembering yet another password and can be done while preparing meals, eating meals, driving to school and even while folding laundry: