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 ...

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...

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...

Skills and Strategies

9 Ways to Manage Stress and Enjoy the Holidays

When you're a mom, chances are, a vast majority of the traditions during the holidays fall on your shoulders. The reality is, women create, cultivate and are responsible for a significant proportion o...

Skills and Strategies

The Voices in Your Head: 14 Ways To Manage Negative Thinking

In 1994, I was mid-way through completing my Master in Counseling. In the early part of June, I walked into Prince William Community Mental Health Center in Virginia, to start my counseling internship...

Skills and Strategies

7 Ways to Create Meaningful Resolutions

2015 is officially coming to a close, and the New Year brings a sense of hope, optimism and possibility. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to watch the end of the year recaps in the...

Self-care | Skills and Strategies

6 Ways To Put Self-Care on the Holiday To-Do List

This time of year, it can seem as if there is a shortage of time with a growing to-do list for the holiday. And to increase the adrenaline, winter break and school vacation is a mere week or so away, ...

Gratitude | Skills and Strategies

10 Ways to Combat Holiday Materialism

Last week I was driving my seven-year-old daughter to dance class when she spotted Christmas decorations on a store front. She said. "Mom ,what do you think I should ask Santa for?" "I'm not sure, is...

Children | Skills and Strategies

Terrorism in the World: How to Cope and Help Your Children Cope

The world of late seems overwhelmingly saturated with awful, heart-wrenching events in local, national and world news. Every day there seems to be negative, scary, and overwhelming information bombard...

Child Development | Children | Featured | Skills and Strategies

12 Tips on How to Raise Kind Children

Kindness is an important character trait. We all have varying degrees of how we express kindness, whether it be through words or actions, or more obvious or subtle. Many people believe kindness is inn...

Communication | Skills and Strategies | Social Relationships

10 Ways to Improve Your Listening

Have you ever stopped to consider how powerful it is to listen to someone? When was the last time you felt someone truly listened to you? Listening is transformative, not only for the receiver o...

Mental Health | Positive Psychology | Skills and Strategies

Thank You Tom Brady for Inspiring My Husband

My husband Jim loves football and is a huge Patriots and Tom Brady fan. In the twenty years we have been together, I don't think he has ever missed watching a game. This week, my husband picked up an ...