I Quit! Oh wait I’m the Mom

As I speak to people who have read my book I'm so happy that theythey  it helpful. Some have read it in one sitting. Other's liked that it can be used as a reference or read in small increments. I want to share my tips in a way that supports Mom's and empowers them....

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A Morning Routine For Mommy

Mornings are a busy time, full of stress, chaos and probably some yelling and crying. So who is crying in your home, you or your kids? Before I got organized mornings ended in way too much stress.  My blood pressure was up, the kids were unhappy, and I was sweaty and...

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Keep Your Head In the Game

Playing sports is not easy. Have you ever played? I played volleyball and basketball on school teams. I wasn't very good at volleyball, I was scared of the ball. I loved basketball and was pretty good at it. But it was school sports. Nothing too serious. Sports today...

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3 Tips to Build Resiliency in Your Children

Resiliency is the ability to bounce back. To learn from mistakes, and move forward. Some people are born with it others are not. The good news is you can teach it! If you left your two children in the morning you would probably come home to one still standing at the...

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Camping Trip for One

Good morning beautiful. It's a quiet morning, just you and nature. The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Breathe in the calm, breathe out stress and tension. Today there are no decisions or responsibilities. Today is your day, do whatever makes you happy....

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Say NO in A Nice Way

Some would argue that No is a full sentence. If that works for you, go for it. I could never do it. I couldn't even say the word without feeling guilty or uncomfortable. I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. It made me feel too uncomfortable. So I'd prefer to say...

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Parenting Means Working Together

Being a parent is tough. It's even tougher when you feel alone. Working together is key. Children will push limits. They will split you if they can. They know what they can get away with with each parent. You have to be on the same page. When a child goes to the other...

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Find Your Joy

What makes you feel happy? What lowers your stress level? What calms you down and makes you feel relaxed? . . Let me guess, you're not sure? Think of three things that make you smile. Here are a few suggestions, keep it simple: Coffee Dogs A fireplace The beach A...

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Meet Michelle

I’m a child life specialist, a mental health professional, speaker, parenting expert, author, wife and mother.

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