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A Helpful Tip from My Therapist

December is probably THE BIGGEST MONTH for parental stress and over-doing it. But this business of raising children is a marathon, not a sprint. What if you can create traditions that are fun AND calming? What if keeping yourself in a good space matters as much as all...

Is Balance in December Possible?

One of the FAQ’s I’m being asked these days is about how to stay in balance. December is always intense for those of us who set ourselves up with endless expectations related to the holiday season. Confession: I am one of those. I do it out of ❤️ for my peeps and my...

The Empty Chair – Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020. I have to inhale. Pause. Exhale.  So much to be grateful for.  So much to grieve.  This year as my kids gather, I have a deeper, more profound sense of gratitude than ever before that we and our loved ones are healthy...

Shout out today to great fathers!

There are so many of you. You are great in such diverse ways. Some of you are no longer with us but your good fathering lives on in your children. Today, I celebrate dads and the positive impact you have on the young people you are parenting … along with the...

My Favorite New Year’s Resolution

I loved this resolution because it helped bring to life a piece of me that I longed for: the part that can pause long enough to truly see and hear my children’s words and respond with a smile

Let’s Be Real About New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year where many decide they will make resolutions to be better in the new year.  Many will make lofty or unrealistic resolutions and within a few days or weeks will not achieve them.  Not because you didn’t want to accomplish...