March 23, 2020

I gotta say, 2020 is NOT turning out how I had envisioned. 

There is information overload, fear, and

so many unknowns with my kids home from school and life as we know it

grinding to a halt.

Yet, I am also finding things to love. I'm appreciating the time I get with my kid...

March 3, 2020

Parents are already contacting me in a panic about the upcoming time change on March 8th.

My job is to reassure them, and in fact I find springing forward is easier than falling back for two reasons: 1. Kids are waking up an hour later for this time change instead of a...

February 16, 2020


Wouldn't it be great if your child knew exactly what was expected of them at bedtime, and each night they cooperatively did it in a reasonable amount of time? This is every parent's dream, mine included. We've had a few rough bedtimes lately and I realized it was beca...

January 23, 2020

Notice, Calm and Comfort your own big emotions and shift from reacting in anger to responding with love. 

I had a lot of success with traditional behavior modification strategies as a high school teacher, and then was really disappointed when the logical behavior modifi...

January 20, 2020

After major sleep challenges with big sister, I was determined to start working on healthy sleep habits from the start with number two. What I knew after the birth of our second was that I begin to struggle with mental health after just a few days of poor quality sleep...

December 31, 2019

Life is full of challenges, and major transitions - even if they are celebratory! - can add significant stress.

Wether you feel overwhelmed by a new job, a move, the loss of a relationship or adding to your family it's best to be honest about overwhelm or anxiety before...

December 31, 2019

Life is full of challenges, but for many the holidays add significant stress.

Wether you feel overwhelmed by the extra expectations, financially stretched, anxious about family dynamics or exhausted by travel you are not alone. However, it turns out that during this tim...

December 5, 2019

Life is full of challenges, but for many the holidays add significant stress. Wether you feel overwhelmed by the extra expectations, financially stretched, anxious about family dynamics or exhausted by travel you are not alone. However, it turns out that during this ti...

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