College – A challenge for parents as well as students

August 29, 2016

I’ve sent two sons to college. It was exciting, scary, lonely…and that was just for me! Have questions for NeedAMom about college? Ask ’em here.   There’s a lot of advice out there for parents of college students but this article by Professor David S. Dunn in Psychology Today is…

NeedAMom Client Appreciation

August 24, 2016

I have the BEST clients! We deal with many serious issues but we also laugh a lot. Probably because we enjoy and respect each other. One of my clients was recently asked to do an interview about our relationship. She slipped in a modified quote from the Bill Murray/Richard Dreyfuss…

Zika: The Millennials’ S.T.D.?

August 21, 2016

Please share this important information on Zika with your friends and family The millennial generation needs to take the lead in thinking about what we are going to do if Zika persists in the next few years. This is not some tropical infection that matters only abroad; we should view…

It’s time to redefine “success” for our children

August 15, 2016

As the parent of two terrific adult children who are kind, work hard, have great friends but who aren’t making a bundle of money and who aren’t Olympic athletes, Ivy League grads or making a killing in the market…this resonates. Spoiler Alert: I’m good with my sons and the choice…

BroadCast podcast with NeedAMom

August 11, 2016

Please join me by listening to my interview on the podcast BroadCast. Interview by Jenny Powers of running-with-heels.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/everyone-needs-mom-nina-keneally/id1011392974?i=1000373922297&mt=2

Product size warning – and Giveaway – Vetememes raincoat

August 6, 2016

NeedAMom ordered this fun raincoat and it just arrived. One size definitely doesn’t fit all. BE WARNED. I’m smaller than the woman in this photo. http://www.vetememes.com/product/vetememes The quality is good but it’s HUUUGGGE. I look like I’m wearing a Hefty Lawn and Leaf bag except that fits better. Oh well,…

Money. Adult kids asking for it. Parents giving it. Or not.

July 21, 2016

MONEY  a nuclear topic a topic about guilt and entitlement knowing when to draw the line and where the line is knowing what to ask for and when This will be the first of many posts and discussions about this. It includes kids moving back home, unemployment, under-employment, helping with…

Labels – and Why Gen Y-ers are NOT Millennials

July 13, 2016

Gen Y grew up with Saved By the Bell. Millennials did not. There’s a lot of confusion about Gen Y and Millennials. All too often Gen Y gets erroneously included in the category of Millennials. And it really pisses them off. It should. There are significant differences. It’s why I…

Weep for the mothers and children and then SPEAK OUT

July 8, 2016

The murders of two black men and five Dallas police officers have left me with a heavy heart. For one minute take away your hate, your position on guns, your fear, your racism, your politics and feel the grief of mothers and children. Try to really imagine yourself getting that…

The myth of millennial entitlement was created to hide their parents’ mistakes

July 7, 2016

THE MYTH OF MILLENNIAL ENTITLEMENT WAS CREATED TO HIDE THEIR PARENTS’ MISTAKES This is an excellent piece from Sarah Kendzior at qz.com. I urge you to read it. (and so should Hillary and the Donald and the entire US Congress) Among its very perceptive conclusions are: Critics often end up…