Preparing Your Child for a New Baby

I know what you are thinking, how will I ever love another baby as much as I love my first born? It's a common question and I promise you will be able to find space in your heart for both.  Being a mom again is an amazing experience.  I remember feeling "I got this!" ...

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Siblings that Get Along

Having siblings that get along is ideal.  Why else would you have more than one child?  so the can grow up together, depend on each other and love each other.  That is always the plan until it's not, and it's disappointing, frustrating and tiring.  So what can you...

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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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Meet Michelle

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

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