As we prepare to enter these too busy times, don’t forget to give yourself the gift of spending some time doing absolutely nothing this season.

“I’ve gone from a Fiesty Tiger to a Dirty Floor Tile to a Tired Tangerine.”

— Beatrix, age 11.. The tweens are a time of change and she’s very self-aware about it.

Mom: “You fell asleep 2 minutes into a 10 minute drive. I thought you said you weren’t tired.”

Beatrix, age 11: “Well maybe the fact I was punchy and being a feisty tiger was a clue for us all I was wrong!”