September 17, 2019

 Let's face it marriage is hard and not always like this GIF! My good friend Kate Turner and I created a helpful video talking about just that. When our "discussions" are more like arguments when we communicate with our spouse. Go to youtube and search: relationshipsha...

September 17, 2019

New School year has begun! Whether you kids are home-schooled or are in a traditional school setting, school can be stressful. Especially in the beginning when a lot of work is assigned and kids can feel overwhelmed to the point of suffocation and panic attacks. How ca...

July 17, 2019

Which looks more like your child? "Give me all the Oreos" or "please pass the brussels"! There are certain foods that can effect children's behavior. For example, red dye is commonly known to heighten attention issues and hyperactive behaviors. These are pretty easy to...

September 6, 2017

Back to school...AGAIN!  We are probably all in different places emotionally and physically than we were just 2 weeks ago. Emotions have been running high and our kids see that and react. Some of us weathered this storm beautifully and others might have lost our cool a...

March 23, 2017

IT is time to have fun and play...with our kids, parents! The ten o'clock news, or 5 o' clock news for some of us... hasn't even started, but you're too exhausted to watch -- Car pools, lunch bags, after-school activities, dinner, homework, bathtime, bedtime. All of th...

February 22, 2017

"Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate."
  — Anonymous

Friends this is so true. Down to the littlest detail...I noticed one of my daughters always has a ponytail holder on her wrist wherever she goes whether she has a ponytail in her hair...

January 11, 2017

Our society has become more accepting of divorce...this is not news to you I am sure. What might be news to you is the true effects of this separation on children. "Children are resilient" this phrase is thrown around quite a bit. In the simplest terms- it means childr...

December 13, 2016

My daughter recently took a terrible fall that knocked 4 of her baby teeth out. It was ever bit as bloody and gruesome as you can imagine. She bounced back after a couple days. Me on the other hand...I continued to have her little face and bloody mouth flash in my head...

November 17, 2016

Anxiety can take on many different faces in children. Negative behaviors at home or school, eating disorders, physical sickness with no explanation, to name a few. Unlike adults, children can not verbalized their emotions and feelings or work it out in their head to ma...

October 14, 2016

Often when I am cleaning the house and my girls are with me I feel like I am trying to brush my teeth while eating Oreos! It sometimes seems impossible. When cleaning, I think, I can do this faster and better if they were, say outside! Then I give them jobs that will g...

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