Fear…Fight, Flight or a Challenge?

Halloween is my JAM. I absolutely love it. My family also takes this holiday very seriously. Let’s just say that we have had our plan for costumes in place since July. Maybe it’s because my husband and I met at a Halloween party, but we really see it as quite the event every year. [...]

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 [...]

Make 2015 Truly Different and Avoid The New Year’s Resolutionist’s Mistake!

All of my clients are well aware that I do not allow New Year's Resolutions. Well, at least in the way that we typically go about them…:) Why? Because New Year's resolutions are usually tailored to largely ignore the way that our brains work. This sets us up for repeated failures and has us feeling [...]

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. [...]

Your Guide to CREATING Motivation: MOM #2

Hello, lovely, lovely Reader!Here is the continuation of the Motivation series I have for you:The Mothers of Motivation: How to Create MotivationMOM#2: Adopt the Little by Little MentalityYou learned in the last blog that motivation comes after action, not before, so, it is important that you are working on your desired behavior a little here and [...]

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. [...]

Try Walking Down A Different Street…

We've all heard Einstein's definition of insanity, "...doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Being stuck can be incredibly stressful. The first step in changing our plan of attack is to realize that what we are doing isn't working. I'd like to share a story with you that I heard from [...]