Posts Tagged "Family"

Preparing for the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Holidays | 0 comments

Preparing for the Holidays

Is anyone else slightly freaked out by the fact that the holidays are quickly approaching? I was scheduling clients last night and realized that Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away! Two weeks! We haven’t even made plans for Thanksgiving yet! I normally love the holidays. There is so much joy and magic. The food, the family, the decorations, the traditions, the music, the giving, Christ’s birth. There are so many good things about the holidays and traditionally it has been one of my favorite times of year. However, I told my husband the other day that I am already feeling a sense of...

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Book Recommendations

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Addictions, Blog, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships | 0 comments

The other day I was getting ready to go for a haircut and decided to grab a book to read to keep me busy. I turned to the rather large stack of “to-read” books sitting next to my desk and realized I haven’t been great at reading lately! I like, many of you I am sure, get distracted by family, work, kids, etc. and sometimes put things that are important to me, like reading, on the back burner. Seeing that large stack of books made me realize I need to work on being more intentional about carving out time to read. As I was reflecting on my own need to be reading I began...

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Back to School Tips

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Parenting, Relationships | 0 comments

Back to School Tips

Back-to-school season is often met with intense emotions by both the parents and the kids.  Excitement over buying new school supplies and finding out classroom assignments… And maybe anxiety (or relief!) about having your kids away from home all day!  If your child has a learning disability or behavior issues, you might be especially concerned about getting the school year off to a good start.  Here are some suggestions:   Communicate Early and Often.  Don’t wait for a problem to arise before you contact your child’s teacher or counselor.  Build a relationship with the school...

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Crazy Family

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Blog, Relationships | 0 comments

Crazy Family

We all have them….crazy family members! There is at least one in every family and somehow they see unavoidable during the holidays. The crazy uncle who gets uncomfortably close, the grandpa whose filer quit working years ago and now offends everyone he comes in contact with, the cousin looking for a hand out, the sister who enjoys her eggnog a little too much. Whatever the scenario you all know what I am talking about and holiday parties seem to bring us in contact with these crazy family members more than usual. Even if your family is saner than most there is always additional stress...

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Mommy Guilt

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Parenting, Relationships | 0 comments

Mommy Guilt

Mommy guilt…it something mother’s everywhere struggle with. As a counselor I talk about it with almost all of my mom clients. Whether their kids are infants or adults just about every mom that comes through my office struggles with this. “I don’t spend enough time with them.” “I hate that I have to work and don’t get to be at home with them.” “I wish I had prepared them better.” “They are making poor decisions and I feel like it is my fault for not teaching them better.” I am sure you struggle with it too. I know I do! I never feel like I give my daughter enough one on one time. I...

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