Your Kids Will Survive If…

Your Kids Will Survive If…

v   SIGN ME UP!   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 […]

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How 5 Seconds Will Make You Feel Like a Better Mom

How 5 Seconds Will Make You Feel Like a Better Mom

v   SIGN ME UP!   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 […]

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My Double Life as a Child Therapist and Mother to Anxious Kids

My Double Life as a Child Therapist and Mother to Anxious Kids

v   SIGN ME UP!   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. […]

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5 Survival Tips to Follow When Starting a Stepfamily

5 Survival Tips to Follow When Starting a Stepfamily

v   SIGN ME UP!   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 […]

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What to Do When Your Blended Family Won’t Blend

What to Do When Your Blended Family Won’t Blend

v   SIGN ME UP!   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 […]

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5 Bad Things Good Parents Do

5 Bad Things Good Parents Do

v   SIGN ME UP!   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 […]

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Dear Breastfeeding Bully,

Dear Breastfeeding Bully,

v   SIGN ME UP!   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 […]

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The 10 Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Getting a Divorce

The 10 Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Getting a Divorce

v   SIGN ME UP!   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 […]

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Kids Reveal the Worst Parenting Mistakes: Do You Make the List?

Kids Reveal the Worst Parenting Mistakes: Do You Make the List?

v   SIGN ME UP!   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 […]

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17 Signs Pokémon Go Has Hijacked Your Family

17 Signs Pokémon Go Has Hijacked Your Family

v   SIGN ME UP!   You can’t go anywhere without the tell-tale signs of Pokémon Go. Dazed, zombie-like people staring at their screens as they walk into walls. Large groups of people huddled around random spots in the park, silently staring at their phones. Cars slowing down in the middle of the street to make sure they get one last spin at a Poke […]

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The Most Popular Confessions Parents Make in Therapy

The Most Popular Confessions Parents Make in Therapy

v   SIGN ME UP!   I often find myself sitting opposite a couple on the couch, listening to them confess their parental woes. I silently nod in agreement as they describe their deepest, darkest parenting secrets. Ironically they aren’t that dark and they really don’t need to be secrets. Why? Because I have met that couple on the couch many times before. Yes, they […]

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25 Quirky Organizing Tips that will Change Your Life!

25 Quirky Organizing Tips that will Change Your Life!

v   SIGN ME UP!   Need organizing Tips to keep you sane? I’ve got you covered.   Life can be hectic. With three kids, a therapy practice, a website and another book in the works – I have noticed that I have developed some neurotic habits mad skills to keep my life organized and maintain my sanity. I am here to share my crazy […]

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6 Ways Your Childhood is Ruling Your Parenting

6 Ways Your Childhood is Ruling Your Parenting

v   SIGN ME UP!   Perhaps you look back at your childhood with fondness. Or maybe you just scoffed at that last sentence. Regardless of whether your childhood memories give you warm fuzzies or heart palpitations – your childhood lives on in your parenting. Gulp. As a child therapist, I have a front row seat to the residual power of childhood. Parents sit on […]

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Everyone Should have These 4 Family Traditions!

Everyone Should have These 4 Family Traditions!

v   SIGN ME UP!   I am not sure why we wait for a new calendar year to start new diets, habits and routines. Now is as good a time as any to start some new family traditions! Family traditions help build a strong feeling of connectedness. Here are four of my favorites family traditions:   1. Date Day with the Kids   Whether […]

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12 Questions you Should Ask Every Babysitter – But Don’t!

12 Questions you Should Ask Every Babysitter – But Don’t!

v   SIGN ME UP!   I had a major personality flaw. I was way too considerate. I cared way too much about what other people thought. These seemingly pleasant personality traits put my kids at risk. When interviewing for a babysitter, they caused me to not ask the right questions. I didn’t want to be rude. I didn’t want to be presumptuous.   I […]

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