Mom Is Only Part of My Identity

Mom Is Only Part of My Identity

I always wanted to be a mother and it was such a gift. My children are now 17 and 14, and I have loved every stage. They haven't all been easy, but being a Mom was who I was meant to be, but that is not ALL I am. I am a wife, a creative, a writer, and author, a...

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Parenthood, School and Work!

Parenthood, School and Work!

Our lives are not simple. We are doing more, learning more, choosing what works best for us, not society. It was a pleasure to be asked to talk about how stress, transitions, and being a parent affects how we respond to our children and our lives. Simone Gavros, a...

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My Word of the Year!

My Word of the Year!

What is a word of the year? How do you pick one? Do you need to pick just one? Here is my take on the word of the year. It doesn't need to be one word, why not have more than one? Do what feels best for you! Write a letter to yourself. Don't think just write! You can...

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Do You Apologize for Your Emotions?

Do You Apologize for Your Emotions?

When you start to cry do you automatically apologize? It's how many people respond because it's what we have been taught. To protect other people's feelings. To keep your tears for behind closed doors. Emotions are a sign of weakness and you will be taken advance of....

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Parenting is Hard

Parenting is Hard

When you are parenting little people you just want to love and protect them. As they grow older the problems get harder. Each child's struggles are different. We as parents can relate to some of their pain, it could trigger our own past bad experiences. When I grew up...

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Understanding Your ADHD Child/Teen

Understanding Your ADHD Child/Teen

Having a child with ADHD can be quite a struggle as parents we want to do what's best for our child but understanding ADHD is really the first step. I have worked with so many children and parents through my 20-year career and is ADHD one of the things that I...

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Tips to Make School a Fun Experience

Tips to Make School a Fun Experience

Going back to school is a really exciting time because you get to see your friends, you get to learn and back on a routine! It's not always fun for our children. This has been an odd year and they have different things that have gone on for them.  What’s going on for...

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Getting Back to School with Ease

Getting Back to School with Ease

it’s been a long time since we were at school change is hard.  Keep that in mind.  The anxiety is normal.  Change is anxiety-provoking, even when it’s for something possible.  As an adult did you have a new job you were super excited about?  Were you nervous about...

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Without Electronics How Does Your Child Calm Down?

Without Electronics How Does Your Child Calm Down?

Such a simple question, but many parents don't know the answer. Without electronics, how does your child calm down? Electronics are part of our lives. How would you feel if I took your phone away for a day or even a week? What would you do? Read, spend time with...

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I’m a child life specialist, a family and corporate consultant, speaker, TV host, author, wife and mother.

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