One Of The Secrets to Motherhood


Back in the day, when my then fiancee and I were attending premarital counseling, I remember asking our facilitator what she thought was the secret to becoming  a happy spouse.  Expecting the heavens to depart with words filled with depth of knowledge dating back to Confucious, I was surprised  at the simplicity of her answer.  Yet, looking back, I think it also could be termed one of the secrets to being a happy mother. As a therapist, I could offer the standard importance of self care, taking time for yourself and letting go of expectations.  And while all of these are…

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Does it matter?


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  ~Dr. Seuss Do you like Dr. Seuss?  We love him in our house.  And I love this quote of his, especially being a Mom.  Amidst the countless parenting books and infinite “words of wisdom” that are solicited and even unsolicited, this quote rings true.    As long as the health and safety issues are in place,  there is no perfect path toward motherhood.   And I’m just glad for that!  Because no child dots all the I’s and crosses all…

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Need a Holiday Gift? What about the “F” Word?


Still looking for that last holiday gift? Is there a person in your life that you really do not want to give a gift to, but feel obligated to give one to? What if there was a way you could “keep the family peace” this holiday season without having to spend a lot of time and money? If you are interested, then I have the perfect gift for you….it’s the “F” word. What if you could give a gift that some have considered life changing? And this gift can be a holiday hit even if the other person does not…

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You Know You're a Mom and 40 When….


Times change after we become Mom, and let’s just say You Know You Are A Mom and 40 When..

Back to School for Every Mom


It is that time of year again when our children return back to school. Whether you home school, unschool or traditional school, here are some tips for every mom as we send our kids back to school: 1. Embrace a new year Similar to January 1, each academic year brings with it new opportunities. There are new things to be learned, new friendships to be explored, new sports to try and another grade to be tackled. There may even be an alternative method to dealing with a bothersome classmate. Last year’s conflicts do not need to become an obstacle to…

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