Mental Health

Featured | Mental Health | Self Care

Calm in the Chaos: How to Create a Peaceful Home

One of my all-time favorite movies is What About Bob? In it, Bill Murray plays a man, Bob, who is scared of everything. At the beginning of the movie, the psychiatrist suggests that Bob take a vacation from his problems. He meant… Read More

Featured | Mental Health

How to Have a Healthy Disagreement with Your Child

As your children grow out of infancy and further into childhood, disagreements will become a normal part of life. When you’re a parent, of course, this can grow quite exhausting! You may find that the older they get, the more things there… Read More

Featured | Mental Health | Self Care

Will This Ever Get Easier?

In full disclosure, I felt like a fraud when I started typing this blog post. And maybe I am.  As the title suggests, I’m supposed to be giving some insightful words of wisdom about if and how you can survive whatever season… Read More

Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

I’m Worried My Child Is Self-Harming

Plenty of things keep parents up at night. I can only think of a few that elicit more confusion to a parent and render them helpless than when they discover that their child is self-harming. Self-harm is confusing to many. Simply defined,… Read More

Family Life | Featured | Mental Health

Help, My Kid Is Really Mad at Me

With more family time than ever before, the likelihood of family conflict is high. And lovingly responding to your child who is mad at you—is hard. Being on the receiving end of your child’s seething anger can be exhausting.  Conflict between parents… Read More

Current Events | Mental Health

5 Ways to Support Your Kids During Scary Times

Let’s face it, we were really hoping 2021 would be phenomenal. And it still may be. But the images of the violence that took place in our nation’s capital were deeply disturbing and once again, placed us parents in the undesirable position… Read More

Featured | Mental Health | Self Care | Special Topics

How to Survive Divorce as a Parent

Now there’s a fun title, huh? Fun or not, it’s an important one.  You’ve probably heard that in our country, about half of all marriages end in divorce. But what you may not have caught wind of yet is that January 2021… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Mental Health | Self Care

2021 Mental Health Goals for Every Parent

Last year did a number on us all, didn’t it? For parents, 2020 delivered a one-two punch: Work from home. Wear masks. Reduce your social circle. And do it all with little ones in tow.  You’re familiar with little ones, right?  They… Read More

Current Events | Mental Health | Seasonal | Self Care

How to Model Contentment When You’re Feeling Pretty Miserable

You’ve read some version of this sentence a bajillion times this year: 2020 has sucked.  It’s just been exhausting, expensive, sad, scary, unpredictable, and painful. If you’re anything like me, you’re counting down the seconds until this 365-day circus has its final… Read More

Family Life | Mental Health | Seasonal | Self Care

The Newly-Single Parent Holiday Guide

First, let me say that getting separated or divorced just sucks. It does. Even if the dissolution of the relationship provides relief in many ways, it’s still deeply disappointing. Not to mention embarrassing.  I know zero people who get married and think,… Read More