Skills and Strategies

Stressed? Here’s 5 Quick Fixes to Feel Better

Stress is part of life, and it’s DEFINITELY part of motherhood! Stress in and of itself isn’t a bad thing. We need some level of stress to keep us moving and completing things that have to get ...

Self-care

7 Reasons to Take Care of Your Mental Health

Years ago, my twins, they were confused about what I did for work. They understood, I am called 'Dr,' but I am not a physician. They knew I could help people to feel better and heal, but I don't give ...

Self-care

Is it Even Possible for Moms to be Lazy?

The modern world is busy, noisy, and fast-paced. Smart-phones have made us accessible to everyone and anyone 24/7 all year long. And this sense of being available all the time paired with a push for p...

Skills and Strategies

Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

As mamas, the vast majority of the schedule and routine and all the invisible details of making our homes and our children outside of the home-whether at daycare, school, enrichment activities, and sp...

Self-care

Top 7 Stresses for Parents During the School Year (And What You Can Do About It)

We’re officially in ‘Back to School’ season, which means if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are anywhere from late July to early August, and after Labor Day, summer is coming to an ...

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...