Skills and Strategies

Tired of Parenting Alone? You’re Not Alone

Do you feel like your parenting alone? I’m guessing many of you as you read this are nodding yes or saying it out loud or in your mind. You are not alone. So many moms feel as if they are p...

Mental Health

Hoda and Jenna, Please Get Rid of the Wine

Hoda and Jenna, during the fourth hour of the Today Show, help me to understand-why the wine? Or any alcohol for that matter in the morning hour. Is it to be hip? Funny? Playful? A more...

Self-care

5 Reasons Why You Need to Make Time for Fun

When was the last time you had fun? When you enjoyed yourself, felt relaxed and restored? When was the last time you unplugged and put productivity on hold and did something that brought you joy...

Mental Health

10 Things Stressed Mom’s Want Their Family to Know

I spend a lot of time in the therapy hour supporting moms who are stressed, overwhelmed and frustrated. And while each of them has a different reason for coming into therapy, one child or six, workin...

Self-care

9 Things You Need to Know to Enjoy Family Vacations

Oh, family vacations and gatherings. Seldom are they stress-free, conflict-free and predictable. If you're planning a family vacation anytime soon, this is a must read before you go! Equally as import...

Motherhood

Feeling Bored? Here’s 5 Ways to Manage Boredom in Motherhood

Have you heard the saying, 'The days are long but the years are short.' I sure have- a lot over the years as a mom! It's an interesting phrase, well-intentioned at best, a summary statement on m...

Motherhood

7 Ways to Make This Summer Awesome

Have you ever noticed a week or so into the summer, after you've finally gotten a break the schedule and from the end of the school year activities, you realize there's a new challenge and perhaps pre...

Mental Health

Get Moving! 5 Ways Physical Health Improves a Mama’s Mental Health

Feeling Stressed? Maybe Anxious? Low energy or depressed? How about overwhelmed? Exercise is going to help, and research proves it. I bet as you read this you're doing having one of the...

Motherhood

Which of These 7 Mamas Are You on Mother’s Day?

There are so many ways to celebrate (or not) Mother's Day. Over a decade and a half plus of being a mom, I can tell you this; there is no ONE size fits all or ONE right way to celebrate (or not) the d...

Self-care

8 Strategies to Bring Quiet to Motherhood (Yes, Seriously)

Motherhood comes with a lot of noise. From children and the noise they create, to the mental chatter in a mammas mind, to the everyday sound living in a modern world, one thing is for sure-in mothe...

Mental Health

Are You a Stressed Mom? 6 Strategies to Feel Better

Stress in motherhood is par for the course. In my work with moms in the therapy hour and person experience after almost two decades of mothering, one thing is for sure; stress is part of the landscape...

Child Development

Her View From Home Piece: Facing the ‘Your Changing Body Talk’ with Your Child

Excited to share my post on Her View From Home. Being a mom teaches me so many lessons, including how to guide my girls through development and the changes that happen emotionally, physically and ment...