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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I’m Just Trying To Get Through the Day

When you are seventy years old will you be happy with what you did with your life? What if I asked you the same question today? Are you doing what really makes you happy? Do you have dreams and goals that you feel you'll never have time for? North America is on fast...

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Finding the Silver Lining When You Just Want to Cry

After reading Gabby Bernstein's book "The Universe Has Your Back" I've tried to reframe how I look at things. I used to get angry with the universe because it wasn't giving me what I wanted. I quickly learned it doesn't work that way. I started accepting what was...

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Be Clear With What you Want

We tend to talk TOO MUCH! We over explain. You have to go to bed because we have a busy day tomorrow. You have to go to school. If you don't go to school you'll miss too much school work, you'll get behind. What do you want your child to do? What will motivate them to...

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

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