Posts Tagged "parenting"

Taking a Break from Being Supermom

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Mental Health, Parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Taking a Break from Being Supermom

As a new momma, I’ve begun to understand a whole new world of self-doubt. It’s not talked about much, or at least not enough. I remember sitting in the hospital  rocking chair rocking our brand new son, who was screaming at the top of his lungs, and being filled with immense fear. How was I going to do this? Could I do this? Did I have what it takes? Those days in the hospital seem long, yet they fly by. And then…you go home. This is the moment it all changes. Sure, the self-doubt is there, but somehow, like in one swift motion, it gets pushed way down beneath the surface and we turn into...

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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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Parenting Through Adoption

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Blog, Parenting, Relationships | 0 comments

Parenting Through Adoption

I really enjoy working with parents and families– and some of my favorite clients to work with are adoptive families.  I’ve had the privilege of working with quite a few families that have either participated in a domestic infant adoption, adoption from the foster care system, or an international adoption.  Most adoption agencies are doing a good job of preparing families for some of the hurdles they might encounter and helping them have realistic expectations of their adoption experience.  But as kids encounter different developmental stages (even many years after their adoption),...

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Fear

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Blog, Mental Health, Parenting | 0 comments

Fear

There are so many bad things happening in the world today.  School shootings, terrorism, violence, abuse… sometimes it feels like there is nowhere safe to go.  Even putting children on the school bus each morning can be nerve-wracking as parents realize they can’t protect and control what happens to their kids every moment of the day.   Is fear paralyzing you from being able to function at work or home?  Maybe you worry about finances, relationships, or safety.  A small amount of anxiety can help you make safe decisions for yourself and your family– that pit in your stomach...

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