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...

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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...

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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...

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Motherly Piece: What to Expect When You’re Pregnant with a Rainbow Baby

Excited to share an article first published on Mother.ly. Even years after my loss, there are ways I continue to process and work through the grief. I am grateful to have a platform to write and share...

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Scary Mommy Piece: Mama Instinct Saved My Daughter’s Life, And Here’s How

Writing is so many things for me: expressive, therapeutic, connective, creative, with the intention to inspire, reflect and encourage. The therapeutic side of writing helps me work through the intense...

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Back to School and Back to YOU!

I hope you and yours are settling into a routine and schedule with the start of the school year! For my family, the summer was a mix of travel, work and spending time with each other. The one thing th...

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Do You Need a Pause Button on Life? 10 Skills To Decrease Stress

We are officially in the mad dash to the end of the academic year activities. Which means concerts, recitals, sports games, field trips, final projects and parties and oh, throw in graduations. I find...

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Let Go of Perfect: 10 Ways to Be a Good Enough Mom

As a therapist for over twenty years, one of the most common recurring themes that comes up in the therapy hour is moms striving to be a perfect mother. I take it on as a clinical mission, to help ...

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20 Things I’ve Learned in the Therapy Room About Motherhood

1.  Mothers are one of, if not the most powerful and influential relationships a child can have. 2.  Compassion for one's mother is deeply experienced often after he/she has become a parent. 3...

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How Childhood Experience Impacts Mothering: 9 Things You Need To Know

As a psychologist, I often hear in the therapy hour the impact of childhood and family experiences on clients lives. Many who come into therapy for the first time, have this belief or thought, that th...

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Are You a Burned Out Parent?

I hear parents say, and I’ve said it myself, ‘I’m so burned-out, and I need a break!’ But have you ever stopped to think about what burnout actually is? Burnout is a syndrome or state of bei...

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6 Reasons Why Friendships Increase Your Well-Being

Have you experienced how busy life can be, between family, work, volunteering and the supporting roles of parenting, that time with friends go the back burner? I am in such a place right now. With the...