Memories-The Good, The Bad, and Unicorn Toots

Two weeks ago, living up to his expectations as an active and adventurous little 8 year-old boy, my son tried some acrobatics on our second-floor banister, lost his balance and landed right on his head on our wooden first floor below. Let me say right off the bat, he’s okay!!! But, holy smokes! That [...]

5 Ways To Make You Stop Worrying. Right. Now.

5 Ways To Make You Stop Worrying. Right. Now. 1. Worrying feels bad…It just does.       Let’s start with the basics, shall we? Feeling good is better than feeling bad. Worry will always make you feel bad. In some cases, with trauma or a short in our thinking so to speak, it [...]

There is a Little Peace Right in Your Pocket!

We ALL have a lot to do. Everyone is super busy.  And, strangely, as soon as we aren't busy, we go crazy trying to make ourselves busy.  Why? Because let's face it, "busy" has a lot of value in our society.  If you're bored or chill, you leave open the opportunity to be called, "lazy," or not as "good" [...]

Mom’s Summer Survival Guide

    Mom’s Summer Survival Guide  So, you made it through the school year...the artwork, the homework, the carpools, the filed trips...you did it, mom! Summer camp is a few weeks off and that summer vacation feels a million miles away...now, what???   Not surprisingly, I have gotten a few requests to write a blog [...]

4 Tips to Help Your Kids Create a Healthy Body Image & Relationship With Food

Recently, I have had quite a few people inquire about how to talk to their children with weight loss or food without passing on negative body image messages.  People seem to be aware of the fact that this subject is a sensitive one (thank goodness) and are wanting sane and balanced ways to help their [...]

The Kid Swap Done Right

Hello!It seems like everyone is always telling us moms that we need a break...As if we don't already know this!  Let's face it, sitters are very expensive, family isn't always available and the reality is, it's just easier to keep trucking along as always rather than find a way to get our much needed break. [...]

You Can CREATE Motivation…Here’s How It Works…

The Mothers of Motivation (MOMs):How to Create MotivationMom #1: Motivation Comes After Action, Not Before This is the key concept when considering motivation.  It is the Mother of all MOMs, in that a good understanding will pave your road to learning and applying all other MOMs.  Motivation comes after action, never before.  This comes as a surprise for most people.  You may be hoping you will [...]

Beat Holiday Stress – How to Stop Creating It

Hello lovely reader!If I told you to go out and fill your trunk up stress, you couldn't do it.  We create stress.  So, during the holidays especially, make an effort to simply stop creating stress.  How?1. See it now, buy it now!  If you know that you are going to eventually pick up a gift [...]

Think it! Park it! Do it!

A great rule of thumb in getting it all done is this: If you can do it in two minutes, do it RIGHT NOW. If you can't, learn to rely a little more on your smart phone.  Why carry it all around in your head if Siri can keep all of it organized for you?    Researchers [...]

Are You A Procrastitasker???

Hello, Lovely Reader!I learned an interesting word at the VOX Magazine Annual Spelling Bee this week. During the practice round, spellers were given teen friendly words that may or may actually be in the Webster's Dictionary.  One such word was "Protaskitasking." Essentially, this word means to get busy doing something while actively procrastinating on another task. [...]