If we weren’t crazy before we became parents, we certainly are now.
I admit it. I love crazy people.
Let me clarify.
I love people who embrace their craziness. Why try to hide it when you can make it work to your advantage?
It’s the crazy ones who get. stuff. done.
It’s the crazy ones who invent new products, take them as far as they will go, and then invent something new when the first product becomes old news.
It’s the crazy people who always land the big accounts and close the biggest deals because they are not afraid of the word “no”.
It’s the crazy ones who demand to know the rules just so they can officially push the boundaries.
It’s the crazy parents who obsess about getting their child into the most ideal pre-school, without which they may never get a decent shot to get them into college or grad school.
How crazy are you? But more importantly, how crazy are you willing to be?
Are you crazy? Or just stressed out? The difference between crazy and stressed out is the FUN aspect. Crazy can be a blast. Stress is just a downer. So how do we keep it light and enjoyable?
Humor, of course.
I am so excited about our guest for this show. I might as well hand over the microphone and let her take over. I heard Dr. Nancy Berk on my friend Angie Mozillo’s show, Mom of Many Hats Radio, and couldn’t stop laughing.
Laughing?! Sometimes, in the day to day meshugana (Yiddish for “crazy”) I forget how to let those ha-ha’s out for some fresh air.
Do you ever wonder
“When did I get so serious??”
Nancy Berk is a Stand-up Comedian AND a clinical Psychologist. Talk about a unique and fertile concept! The world can always use more humor- especially in an area that usually has our sanity slipping away on a daily basis.
We are going to have some fun on Friday! The topic is about preparing for college, but really Nancy Berk is filled with great insight to get us through all the parenting years.
Dr. Nancy Berk
Dr. Nancy Berk is an award-winning humorist who puts life on the couch for a laugh. A stand-up comic armed with a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and the skills of a therapist, professor, and researcher, she’s been described as “Dr. Phil meets Tina Fey”. Her latest book COLLEGE BOUND AND GAGGED: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind, tackles the tightrope millions of parents walk during the college process by throwing them a net and some laughs. Author of SECRETS OF A BAR MITZVAH MOM (2005), Nancy’s been spotlighted in The New York Times about over-the-top bar mitzvahs and interviewed by The Wall Street Journal on how to navigate nightmare double dates.
One of the 2010 winners of the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition, Nancy co-hosts Whine At 9, a weekly humor podcast spotlighting topical guests, and she is the voice behind SmartCollegeVisit’s College Mom Minute.
She is a blogger for The Huffington Post, USA Today College, MORE Magazine’s MORE.com, and TravelingMom.com. A frequent contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul, and a columnist for SHADY AVE Magazine and MitzvahMarket.com, Nancy has appeared on television and radio, and on stage with her stand-up comedy. She and her husband Ron have two sons. They reside in Pittsburgh where she roots for the Steelers but still knows nothing about football.