Tag: parenting

From Joy to Terror: The Emotional Toll of a High Needs...

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Raising kids is hard. They reveal areas needing growth, challenge us to the very core, trigger past trauma, and threaten our sanity every day.  Then...

How to Navigate Parenting with Your Partner During Quarantine

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Now that governors across the US have issued shelter-in-place orders, everyone is spending A LOT more time at home. This translates to no escaping...

Managing Holiday Meals with Picky Eaters

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I am a healthy adult who was a picky eater as a child. I wanted things to be plain, separate, and definitely not mushy....

Adjusting to Kindergarten…For Moms

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There is a lot of talk about kids adjusting to kindergarten and it’s all very important. It is a big adjustment. But what about...

To Play or Perform?

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Do you ever struggle with an internal battle between the pressure to take time to play and not 'wasting' time so you can perform? Oh,...

Back in the Day: How Stories Can be Used to Connect...

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One night at bedtime my child whispered stories to me. They hid their face under a blanket and told their most shameful secret in...

Simplifying Summer: 3 Tips for Ditching Mom-Guilt and Enjoying the Break

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When my kids were younger, the start of summer felt like try-outs for some “world’s best mom” competition. Facebook was filled with pictures of...

5 Reasons Your Family Needs Therapy

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Our family is on a journey. We adopted our sweet twin boys when they were just barely two years old. The bond was instant....

Dear Mom: Please Don’t Walk Away From Social Media

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I recently overheard a group of mom's having a conversation about social media. It went something like this: “I’m so over Facebook. I’m deleting my...

Do What Works Parenting: Pregnancy and Birth

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Parenting is flooded with acronyms; CIO, RIE, BLW, EBF, and on and on. I’ve been a mom for almost ten years now, and the...