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    How an Empathy Upgrade is a Valuable Parenting Skill

    I am a mom of three amazing children. They are creative, intelligent, loving, and fun. They are also sensitive, loud, obnoxious, and demanding. As a parent, I walk a tight rope as I manage rules, emotions, and the ins and…

  • woman in messy room

    How to Provide Freedom and Still Enforce Limits

    We have a teenager in our house. The expression “It’s MY room” comes out often in daily conversation. To which I often reply, “It is MY house!” That being said, I want her to have a space that is hers,…

  • child with paint on hands

    5 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

    Creativity and imagination are where new innovations are born. If we want our children to do BIG things in this world, we need to encourage them now to use their imagination and create. The creativity fostered now will grow to…

  • climbing through mental health

    When the Floor Dropped Out – We Learned to Climb Together

    *******Time for chapter 4 in my beautiful daughter’s story of growth and success beyond Struggles with Mental Health.  If you missed chapter 1, 2, & 3, click the links below to read how our journey began. ****** She’s Struggling! What…

  • mom of struggling child

    To the Mom with the Struggling Child – I See You

    The most challenging part of motherhood to date is watching my child struggle. I am not referring to minor frustrations and difficulties, but challenges that permeate all areas of life. For our family, the struggle includes a long list of…

  • Why We Need the Family Job Chart

    Five people live in our beautiful house. Five people and all of their stuff fill every corner of our beautiful house. Five people also wear clothes, use dishes, take showers, and brush their teeth in this beautiful house. Because five…

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    How to Keep your Sanity in the Land of Picky Eaters

    We have three children with very different tastes, attitudes, and opinions on food – some may call them picky eaters. I am the one and only mom who plans, shops, and cooks all the meals in our house. We also…

  • To Medicate or Not? The Great ADHD Debate

    ***Time for chapter 3 in my beautiful daughter’s story of growth and success beyond ADHD and Anxiety.  If you missed chapter 1 & 2, click the links below to read how our journey began. She’s Struggling! What Do We Do?…

  • Navigating Screen Time Limits in the Real World

    How many parents have a love/hate relationship with screen time? Are the hands flying into the air? I know mine is! We live in a technology filled world. Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways; information, entertainment, convenience.…

  • little boys underwear for potty training

    Why is Potty Training so HARD?

    Potty training is my least favorite parenting task.  I am now amidst my third time doing it and it has not gotten any less dreadful. Why is it so HARD? Why haven’t I come up with some magic strategy by…