Supporting Your Child’s Online Education

Routine and Schedules are Essential Our body works on an internal clock. Sleep, hunger, restoration, hormones….all rely on this natural pattern. Unfortunately, we have the ability to mess up that pattern-and rather quickly!  You can control this if you maintain … Continued

Educational K-12 Options During COVID

Summer is here, but many parents’ minds are still focused on education.  We have no idea what to expect, and yet, we’re expected to make our children’s 20-21 educational decisions now. Please use this page as a starting point only. … Continued

Overload, Anxiety & Stress Reduction ~ the First Steps

Reducing stress is hardly simple, but it’s certainly worth it.  No one needs to be reminded that stress affects our physical and emotional health, relationships, parenting, and the list goes on. Worse, reading about the damages of stress is often … Continued

Building Stress Resiliency

  What Does It Mean To Be Resilient to Stress? Merriam-Webster’s Definition of resilient: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Simply put, those resilient to stress still face it; they simply aren’t overwhelmed by it. Their … Continued

Why Do Moms Always Feel So Guilty?

Four of the most common complaints I hear from moms include their high levels of stress, poor sleeping habits and insomnia, a lack of me-time, and constant feelings of guilt. Out of all of them, guilt appears to elicit the … Continued

Ten Absolute Timeout Musts

Have a young child? Chances are you’ve used timeouts. Timeouts have been considered very effective and one of the few strategies recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (APP).  However, timeouts only work when used properly-something most parents are failing … Continued

Traits of An Effective Parent

An Effective Parent: Provides clear and consistent rules and expectations: If you don’t know what the rules are, how are your children supposed to know? Make a set of rules, post them, follow them. Just a simple list will do. … Continued

Stressed Out Moms

Our fast-paced world is literally overwhelming us. This supercharged, everything now, everyone’s connected at all times atmosphere we live in is only partly to blame. Add the perfect “Facebook Family” ideal that no one can truly live up to; and … Continued