It was the election that started it. I was starting to feel physically ill from clicking on every article that appeared in my Facebook newsfeed, from my pre-post-during debate night anxiety, from the virtual arguments I saw cropping up in comment threads, and from my own fear for our country. I couldn’t look away, and […]
It was New Year’s Day, and I stumbled down the stairs at 9:45 am, a highly irregular time for me—a 36-year-old mother of two young girls—to wake up for the day. However, the previous night had been a little bit more festive than usual, and I was grateful for the extra sleep. As I sat […]
My child was terrified of the Elf on the Shelf. Find out what happens when an anxious child decides to try the Elf again.
We have officially entered the six-week stretch that is often the most stressful time of year for people. Personally, I’m a sucker for the holidays—I love the Christmas music, the food, the parties, the events … but as a tightly-wound, highly sensitive person who burns out easily, I need to take extra care of myself this […]
Considering having a sleepover party for your third grader? Read these tips for success (or warnings) first.
When your child’s heart breaks, so does yours. Sometimes there is no easy way to help our kids cope with sadness and disappointment.
I recently saw a grandpa yelling at his grandson in public, and I felt conflicted. Would you have said something or kept your mouth shut?
I got some nasty responses to my article on the Huffington Post last week, and now I have some comments of my own…
Here’s a little wrap-up of what I’ve been up to this month- and a giveaway! Don’t forget to sign up as an email subscriber to be entered to win a copy of my book and CD!
The Brilliant Book Club discusses Katrina Alcorn’s Maxed Out. Read my perspective on the book, and this phenomenon, and why I think even women who don’t have high-power careers can become Maxed Out.