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…

Comfort food for the soul: watching television with your adult child

May 16, 2016

Like the rest of us, millennials watch television to relax, to be distracted and also for reassurance and a sense of ourselves… …from identifying with The Gilmore Girls, Friends and Broad City… http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2016/millennials-tv-viewing-habits.html …to seeing vibrant role models in their 70’s. http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/05/why-millennial-women-need-grace-and-frankie.html?mid=twitter_nymag Maybe like me you watched a lot of…

“Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.”

May 11, 2016

Here’s an article from the Washington Post “On Parenting” column that discusses the negative aspects of the 24/7 supervision of children. Lessons from ‘The Goonies,’ and from the loss of unsupervised time for kids http:/https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/05/10/lessons-from-the-goonies-and-from-the-loss-of-unsupervised-time-for-kids/ The comment below echoes some other theories I’ve been hearing and reading regarding millennials not…

Alcoholic or Just Young in Brooklyn

May 10, 2016

I just came across this article by Genna Rivieccio in Brooklyn Magazine. It’s a question I get from many of my clients. DO I HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? There is A LOT of drinking and partying going on around here and it’s easy to slip from social drinking into alcoholism….

A “Get Out of Jail Free” card for daughters and sons

May 8, 2016

Relax, You Probably Call Your Mom Enough from Leah Libresco onFiveThirtyEight It doesn’t take sophisticated statistics to prove that you should call your mom on Mother’s Day this Sunday1, but do mothers get their due the rest of the year? To find out, I commissioned a SurveyMonkey Audience poll to…