Whether your child has ‘special needs’ or not, you are not alone. Others may not understand the logistics and fears that go with a particular condition; however, at a deeper level, being a parent is the great equalizer. You are not alone, and you are not mean to go on this journey alone.Read More
I just can’t, can’t stop smiling. My kids are someone else’s responsibility for six hours a day. I didn’t think I would feel this happy. My mind gets to relax and not think about anything but me for a few hours a day. Good way to feel, happy I can enjoy it because it has been one hell of a journey so far.Read More
Have there been aspects of sending your child back to school in the fall that have caused you or your child anxiety, either this year or in the past? Typical culprits are: changing schools, staying on top of schoolwork and getting homework in on time, dealing with bullies or shifting friendships, and participating in extracurricular activities.Read More
My sincere hope is that with just a little more time for me, that I’ll be an even better parent and wife for my amazing family. Not quite so rushed and frantic all the time. It won’t be perfect, but I am ready for it.Read More
Why do people procrastinate? A frequent motivator is anxiety triggered by fear: of failure, of success, or of being judged by others. Negative self-talk in those moments, about how bad the outcome might be, convinces us any action will turn out badly, so we become frozen in inaction.Read More
This question has been asked all the time, ""What is the meaning of life?". I never thought about it before. It never even dawned on me that I would think about it at some point in my life. Yet here I am. I have good times and bad. I just wish I has happier about things.Read More
What could help you find the courage to take a risk and fly into the unknown? What could tip you into taking the leap? Consider your bigger vision for your child.Read More
Don’t get me wrong, there’s something to be treasured about having a few moments to work out in solitude. But if given the chance to walk with some friends, usually mommy friends, I’m always down! I lovingly refer to these walks with friends as “Walking Clubs”…Read More
When you separate yourself from their behavior, you all win. When you stay calm in the face of their craziness, you all win. When you love them in spite of themselves, you all win. Hmm, maybe it really is about you…Read More
…summer is often accompanied for me by a colossal to-do list. I always think that I will be super productive with my hubby home and the lack of a routine. And, truth be told, it very frequently throws me in to a state of overwhelm!
I’ll be right back – just heard an email come through. The phone just rang. Lunchtime. Coffee run. Kickball practice. It’s raining and my windows are open. Hitting the gym real quick.
What was I just saying?
If you’re a constant worrier, it’s taking a toll. You may feel powerless and hopeless, in a state of agitation. It can affect your sleep, your eating, your productivity, and your health in general. And like many parents, the more you worry, the more you try to control and micromanage. It’s a normal reaction to want to fix the source of your distress.Read More
She was out the night before and received a phone call that her son, and a couple of friends, had been picked up by the police for vandalism. You can imagine what it was like when they returned home... or can you?Read More
You want your children to leave the nest one day, confident and self-sufficient. How do you help them to be ready for a successful and satisfying life?
My blog this week has been inspired by several thing, least of which, that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Read More
Yes, you are always the center of the universe, even when it feels like it’s about someone else.Read More
The benefit of life insurance can keep a family in their house if a parent dies, help a child go to school and be a backstop as a family picks up the pieces of broken hearts as they transition into their new “normal”.
There is often a person who is the center of attention in the family, who’s driving your family to react in unhealthy ways. Like a magnet, that person pulls the energy and resources of the family to it.Read More
GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER ALERT! My gut tells me my kiddo is not actually sick. Her teacher tells me this may be a competitive game. I’ve given her the option of seeing a doctor, of making this better – and I’ve come up with nothing.Read More