fbpx
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.

previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow
My Favorite New Year’s Resolution
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

read more
Let’s Be Real About New Year’s Resolutions
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...

read more
Take Care Of YOU This Holiday Season
Take Care Of YOU This Holiday Season

The holiday season for many is the most wonderful time of the year marked by friends and family gatherings, holiday parties, smiling faces of shoppers at stores, and young children in awe of the magic of the season.  However, the holiday season for many is a time of...

read more
What I Learned About The Holidays From The Secret Moms Club
What I Learned About The Holidays From The Secret Moms Club

There’s a secret club of moms who have learned all sorts of important mom-things and they are not sharing their wisdom with the masses! I am making it my mission to track them down, spy on their meetings and disseminate any valuable information I can gather.    At the...

read more
How Do We Parent in Ways We Weren’t Parented?

Make lasting changes in behavior that last a lifetime and span multiple generations. In some ways, it's easy to parent our children in ways we weren't parented, right?  I was a latch-key kid with a working mom who was gone a lot. When it came time for me to be a mom,...

read more
Finding “Yes” Time To Play With Your Kids
Finding “Yes” Time To Play With Your Kids

When my five-year-old goddaughter wants to build a fort and play dollhouse, I say yes! To heck with making dinner for the teenagers; they had to fend for themselves last night. But back when it was my five-year-old sons wanting to build forts and play “smashing...

read more