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Part One: Happy Family Evenings Start with a Check In
Part One: Happy Family Evenings Start with a Check In

Evenings can sound so lovely … family dinner, playtime, baths, stories and cuddles. In many households, however, people don’t quite feel like they’re “livin’ the dream.” Quite the contrary, in fact.

Who is teaching whom?
Who is teaching whom?

Oh my gosh, I think I’ve got it all wrong! My “why” that gets me and up working every day is to help parents be the best version of themselves so their children get to grow up in secure, loving homes. It’s all about the parents serving the children well. Or so I thought. But this thinking […]

Parenting teens is challenging
Parenting teens is challenging

It was a typical drive to school with my 15 year old today. We started off pleasantly.
Then I started running through my checklist of things he needs to get done. Trust me, this is NOT his favorite mom-activity.

Calm Parenting
Calm Parenting

Before I had kids, I always pictured myself as a calm, loving, happy, and nurturing mother.
I was sometimes. I still am sometimes.

From Fear to Love
From Fear to Love

I’ve been thinking…. As a therapist, one of my greatest joys is bearing witness to my clients finding their voice and feeling what they feel. I help clients listen to their inner wisdom and have the courage to honor their longing for peace, calm, joy, and playfulness. I am guided in this work from a […]

Five Ways to Stop Preschool Drop Off Separation Anxiety (Yes, They Really Work!)
Five Ways to Stop Preschool Drop Off Separation Anxiety (Yes, They Really Work!)
What to Do if Your Kid Leaves Dirty Dishes Laying Around
What to Do if Your Kid Leaves Dirty Dishes Laying Around

There are times when a parent has no clue what to do. This especially happens when our innocent babies and precious toddlers become willful and defiant ‘tweens and teens. Kids capable of making choices out of laziness and disregard for their parents.Poised, charming 23-year old Annie sat on the couch in my counseling office today […]

25 MORE Things to Do in Colorado with Kids
25 MORE Things to Do in Colorado with Kids

In this second installment of “Things to Do With Kids in Colorado (that you might have forgotten about)” we’ve made another great list - and have included ALL NEW “ day bundles” - ideas of how to make one adventure into a day of fun. Just look for the words “Make it a Day!” under each listing to see suggested, tested, and approved places nearby, that wouldn’t necessarily warrant their own trip, but offer a seamless flow into lunch, picnic, and more activities.

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Compassion is the Key to 5-year Old Bed Wetting

We all have expectations as parents. One thing we don’t usually expect is for our school age child to still be wetting the bed on a regular basis. So when it happens over and over again, we can forget that they are little people trying hard to learn and we can end up...

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Newborn Feeding Tips for Sleeping Longer at Night
Newborn Feeding Tips for Sleeping Longer at Night

Establish Daytime Patterns During the day, you want your baby to eat and eat and eat so that at night time, she will sleep and sleep and sleep. This means frequent feeding times, ranging from every 2 – 3 hours. If breastfeeding: feed every two hours during the day. If...

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5 Tips to Help Your Newborn Sleep Longer
5 Tips to Help Your Newborn Sleep Longer

Being a brand new parent of a brand new baby who had trouble sleeping longer than an hour at a time I utilized every resource I could find to help me. I met with professional sleep consultants, read popular books about parenting newborns, called the fussy baby...

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MinimaLIST: 10 Newborn Items I Couldn’t Survive Without
MinimaLIST: 10 Newborn Items I Couldn’t Survive Without

However, after having a baby and actually dealing with the daily habits of taking care of her, I found there are 10 things I absolutely couldn’t live without: 1. Pacifier As I sat in the hospital with a fussy, fed baby that still could suck the paint off the walls,...

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Ten Must Have Baby Shower Presents Under $20
Ten Must Have Baby Shower Presents Under $20

There are those people who follow registries and those that don't. If you're feeling like a maverick and want to get your expectant friend something unique that she doesn't yet realize she can't live without, follow our guide below. (And each item has detailed...

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The Amazing Rock ‘n Play*
The Amazing Rock ‘n Play*

Acid Reflux Reducer Dealing with a baby that suffers from serious acid reflux, I found I couldn’t just lay her on her back or I would be faced with a giant projectile spit-up. Yet the bed with a pillow, or Boppy-propping alternatives, all had their own downfalls as...

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5 Peculiar Things My 1-Year Old Does
5 Peculiar Things My 1-Year Old Does

So, as a first time mom I’m not sure what is normal baby behavior and what is unusual – so here is a list of things I find my one-year old doing that I’m not sure what to make of – Anyone out there have similar experiences? 1. Moans Incredibly Loudly While Eating Did...

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