As parents, we have a zillion responsibilities. We have to work, cook, clean, pay bills, chauffeur, volunteer, help with homework – and that is just the tip of the iceberg! Add a child into the mix and we are lucky to get anything done. So how are we supposed to be a good parent who get things done, while giving our children the attention they need?
Looking for unique family traditions? Here are the best family Christmas traditions to jump start Christmas! Find family traditions your kids will remember!
Parenting is a roller coaster of emotions. You will pull your hair out, cry and love so hard you’ll forget about the first two. Buckle up and prepare for the 13 stages of parenting.
Are you an introverted mom? You are not alone. There are more of us out there than you might think. Here are 15 ways to survive and thrive as an introverted mom!
You feed the kids. You bath the kids. You put the kids to bed. You are starting to wonder why your husband doesn’t spend time with the kids? Here are some reasons why that might be happening and how to change it.
You checked out her references. She cleared the background check. Your guard is down. Don’t make this mistake. Why every parent should use a nanny cam.
Your Kids Will Survive If… How many of us second guess our parenting every day? How many of us go to bed feeling guilty or inadequate? The madness has got to stop! I talk to awesome parents every day who think they are failing at this whole parenting thing. They aren’t – and you aren’t either. We are all doing the best we can. So, […]
I invited Julie McCorkle from Jules and Co to teach us how to take five seconds out of our day to feel like a better mom. I love her ideas! Have you ever had one of those days? Your time is running short, your kids are running the halls, and you are running out of patience? We’ve all been there, it’s part of the package […]
Parenting can be hard when you know all the signs and symptoms of every childhood mental health disorder. Every behavioral hiccup can be over evaluated and scrutinized. Every developmental struggle can be cause for serious alarm. REALITY HITS My introduction to my own child’s issues came as I sat in a post-graduate class on infant and toddler mental health. I listened as the instructor rattled […]
Having a stepfamily is more common than you may think. According to the Stepfamily Foundation, half of the nation’s 60 million children under the age of 13 are currently living with one biological parent and that parent’s current partner. That is a huge number! Author Michael H. Popkins, PhD offers us some key points to remember when starting a stepfamily. #1. Don’t minimize the loss. The […]
You finally met the one. This time it is going to last. It is like you got a second chance at life. And then trouble arrives in paradise. Your kids have an issue with your new love. Your new love struggles with your kids. All the kids fight. What once seemed so right, is now seeming impossibly wrong. Your blended family won’t blend. How do you […]
If you’ve heard “None of my friend’s parents do this!” at least once – you are doing a great job. Parenting is a messy job. Your kids will constantly tell you that you are making bad parenting choices. If they are good, they will get you to question your sanity and your parenting at times. Are you being too harsh? Are you doing bad things […]
Jenny from Mommy Wears Heels is telling it how it is and I am loving her for it! For more raw, honest articles be sure to check out her site MommyWearsHeels.com. Dear breastfeeding bully, You are a pretty bad ass mother aren’t you?! Give your boobies a quick pat on the cleavage for a job well done! You kept a human alive from your […]
Divorce is hard on kids. This is not earth shattering news. But, kids are resilient. I have seen many kids thrive and adapt in my therapy practice. I have also seen kids plummet with no sign of resurfacing. Grades tank. Friends are lost. Interest in hobbies fall by the wayside. So why do some kids adapt and others suffer permanent damage? Parents. It is all […]
As a child therapist, I get to talk to a lot of parents. I mean tons. They talked to me about their kids, about their lives and most importantly about their parenting. I then meet their kids. I get a rare inside peek into the kid’s perspective. What do the kids find effective? What do they secretly admit doesn’t work? What do they wish their […]