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My new community * The Moms Group * is about to go live!

Hi, I 'm Kerry Stutzman

Parentologist and therapist empowering imperfect parents to create a loving, connected family.

Motherhood: Greatest Honor, Biggest Challenge

If you long to create a close, connected family, this is your place

 

A very special chance for Founding Members to get early access to The Moms Group.

I am about to open the doors

Moms devote their lives to pouring into others—their children, their families, and those around them… The Mom’s Group creates a place where THEY get to be poured into, seen, honored and celebrated. A place for moms to be real, connect, and build their own skills in the process.

You will not want to miss this presentation.  Operation Parent is tackling some of the most vexing challenges parents face today. Recently, Kerry shared strategies for parents to keep their teens and ‘tweens talking to them. Fill out this quick registration form and you will get right in.

How to Keep ‘Tweens and Teens Talking to Us

“There are so many curveballs and moments of uncertainty in parenting ‘tweens and teens. In this presentation, we will focus on trouble spots such as keeping our big kids talking to us, putting an end to arguing and yelling, and being the kind of parent your child can confide in.”

What Do Teens Wish Their Parents Knew?

A group of youth and I went looking for answers.

What we discovered may surprise you.

Navigating the Teen Years

Ed Gerety and I recently discussed how parents can keep their kids talking to them through the teen years on his awesome podcast called “Navigating the Teen Years” for parents. Keeping those lines of communication open can be challenging, but so critically important. 

Join the Conversation

Most Sunday mornings, my goal is to share stories from the heart, and thoughts about parenting, relationships, and self-awareness. I will also keep you posted about upcoming events and courses.

I promise not to overload your inbox and I will never (ever) share your email. I take this space very seriously, so my promise to you is always be transparent and speak straight from my heart, as open and honest as I know how to be. 

See you on the inside with love and laughter, 

COVID threw us a curveball

Thank you CNN, for creating the “Best in Us” series.

There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic brought uncertainty, tragedy, and trauma into many of our lives.

But there were silver linings, too.

I am humbled to share with CNN writer, Catherine Shoichet, how this pandemic brought my family together in unexpected ways.

Palmer is now a success coach for youth!

If you read the story from CNN about our journey then you know how remarkable this is. Palmer has launched his own coaching business called Own Your Journey and he clearly has tapped into a need. Click to learn more about his work.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/13/us/best-in-us-mom-son-cec
When she isn't working with parents, couples, and individuals trying to discover the best versions of themselves, you can find her out backpacking.

Before I had kids, no one told me what it’s like to be “in the trenches” with little people who scream when they don’t get their way, kick and climb on me, wake me up early regardless of how late I went to bed, and throw the game board and all the pieces if they’re not winning. No one told me how hard it is to show up like an adult when parenting teens. 

It’s like this secret club that only experienced parents get to join.

I’ve poured myself into mothering for 26 years and have SIX kids in a blended family. I’ve been beaten up enough by life to have learned a lot the hard way. On top of that, I’ve been teaching parenting for 22 years and am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) specializing in parents.  I come from a place of heart, tenderness, and honoring the souls of our children. I’m playful and can make fun of myself. I’m not afraid to talk about the “hard stuff” like:

  • how implementing good parenting skills can require us to do our own inner work
  • how internal criticism, guilt, and stress can be ignited by parenting
  • how raising a family can strain marriages/relationships

I am here to let you know you’re NORMAL if you find parenting to be challenging in ways you didn’t expect.  If you’re an imperfect, motivated parent raising imperfect, real children, then I might be the right fit for you.

Kerry has now added two exceptional therapists to her practice.  Click below to learn about Brett and Athena, and to schedule a time with one of us.

What they say…

  • “Kerry had a very warm delivery; personable, and tried-and-true. Wonderful content delivered in a transparent way. Held my attention!”

    -Mother of girl, 3

  • We love that you gave us things to implement right away, it made us feel very hopeful, and we are thankful for that and for you.

    Emma, mom of boys 8 and 6

  • Working with Kerry is the most productive hour of my week. Our conversations lead to powerful realizations and invaluable skills that affect every other hour of my life. It's like a reset and power-boost button in one.

    Laura

  • Kerry created a comfortable environment where everyone feels okay to share and ask questions. She presents the material in an interesting way. She does a great job of monitoring time and tailoring class to what was useful and relevant to us. Great job of answering questions, but keeping the class focused.

    Annie and Jake, parents of teenage girls

  • "I’m definitely a happier parent! My time with my kids has become more enjoyful and valuable."

    Mother of boy 5 and girl 3

  • "I feel more confident! Because of that, I enjoy my child more and have more fun."

    Mother of 17 month old

  • "After taking the class, I feel I can remain mature and not fall to my child’s level of anger and frustration."

    Mother of eleven year old girl

  • "Kerry was very open, warm, accepting.  I learned strategies that have changed my perspective and discovered joy I had lost"

    Mother and Preschool Teacher

  • “Kerry has spoken some of the most inspirational, helpful and practical advice I’ve heard in years!  Thank you!” 

    Christine, mother daughters 3 & 5 years old

  • “I really liked how Kerry was open to all different parenting styles and needs during the class.  She was able to hear from everyone and I felt connected to her and the other people in the class”

    Mother of 3 year old

Kerry’s new book is available now on Amazon

Sanity Savers normalizes the topsy-turvy whirlwind of parenting. Through intimate, candid, bite-size stories, Kerry shares her journey through this maelstrom and the discoveries she has made along the way about how to maintain our sanity and sense of humor. Her sanity-saving tips are humorous, uplifting, and infinitely practical. Her approach is so honest and relatable that it may feel at times like you are sharing a latte with your best friend. In Sanity Savers, Kerry taps into the collective wisdom gleaned from twenty-plus years of navigating not only her own parenting journey but also the paths of thousands of others.

What Are Connected Families Like?

  • Everyone feels seen and connected
  • Internal sense of calm
  • Living in sync with family’s values
  • Same-page parenting
  • People can relax around each other
  • Imperfection is embraced
  • Solid adult relationships
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Past wounds are healed
  • Anger is not out of control
  • People own their part
  • Playfulness and laughter

Working with Kerry

Therapy

Do you feel FULLY ALIVE? Do you laugh from your belly and sob from the depths of your heart?

Being FULLY ALIVE means honoring the full range of our feelings without numbing parts of ourselves. 

Living FULLY ALIVE means embracing our imperfections.

Parenting

If you are an imperfect parent who loves your kids, this is the place for you.

Parenting can be wonderful and maddening at the same moment.

Kerry Stutzman’s life work helps parents navigate the complicated maze of raising emotionally healthy children.

Speaking

Kerry’s favorite audience is parents; her favorite topic is parenting. She entertains with real-life stories, touches hearts, and teaches practical strategies for strengthening family connections.

Kerry inspires participants to be the parents they want their kids to have, and learn the strategies for nurturing healthy relationships.