Is Your Child Bullied?

What do you do when you know your child is getting bullied? As parents, we feel helpless. Sometimes we feel all we can do is support them, teach them how to defend themselves and hope for the best. Warning: this story is NOT about tolerance and turning the other cheek.

Things I Want In A Life Partner

I think it's important to know what qualities you want in a person you are going to spend your life with right? When you really think about it, that means every day, day in and day out...for 50 + years. Geez, that's a lot of life to live with someone who doesn't embody qualities you love, respect and admire.

Who Cleans The Toilet?

I hope you're talking about these things BEFORE you get married. These are real life things that can cause resentment in a relationship if people go into it with unfulfilled expectations. I encourage people who are either newly married or planning their wedding day to get into the discussion of “who will clean the toilets…?” and load the dishwasher, and mop the floors, and pay the bills, and chauffer the kids, etc. 

Should I Medicate My Child for Depression?

My experience with my daughter's depression. I was hell-bent on not medicating her. I was refusing her treatment for what I would eventually find out is a serious illness and could have cost me her life. Read our story and decide what is best for you and your child.

Why It's Okay To Spend Time Alone

Are you afraid to ask for some time to yourself? Do you feel you have to constantly care for your family or it may appear you don't care about them? This post will help you find moments throughout your day when you can take some time for yourself. You may even work up the nerve to ask your family for a much-needed day off.

Finding Your Child's Passion

I've spent most of her life trying to help my daughter find her passion. She went from art classes to ballet classes to soccer and horse riding and nothing ever kept her interest. Until she found something that shocked me!

Children and Chores

This post is about why doing house chores helps children become more successful in their future. Chores are a way to bring your family together and create much needed bonding time with your children. Chores encourage independence, confidence, and teach life-long skills.

A Guide to Coming Out

"Coming Out" - a sort of 'How to' guide from a teen for teens (and preteens) and heck anyone who is realizing they are attracted to their same gender. My lesbian daughter Claire shares her experiences and gives advice on how to finally be free by telling everyone you're a lesbian, gay or bisexual.

Huggy My Special Sleep Pillow

Yes, I’m an adult and I sleep with a special body pillow affectionately known as “Huggy”. When I was pregnant I had to sleep with a pillow between my legs in order to sleep comfortably. After I gave birth, I continued to use this pillow because it's so darn comfortable. For some unknown reason my then-husband (now my ex) had an issue with it. What's up with that?

My Infertility Problems

This post is about why I only have one child. It wasn't a difficult decision once I analyzed all of the factors surrounding having more children. There was a lot of pressure but I had to do what was best for me.

The Five Love Languages

I'm not sure when would be an optimal time to learn about love and what we need in order to feel loved in any relationship. This is a little story of how I wish I would have know about the five love languages well before I got married. It probably would have altered my choice.

Parenting Tweens and Teens

There is no "rule book" for parenting kids of any age but as the mom of a teenager, I've learned a few things and I feel compelled to share. I'm certainly no expert but maybe I'm doing something right because on a regular basis, parents/school faculty will tell me how impressed they are with my daughter. No this is not a bragging "my-kid-is-wonderful" post.

Parenting Gifts

Oh the many gifts we receive as parents. I thought I was teaching her but I soon realized she was teaching me as well. These are 4 influential things I've learned so far...and she's only 16.

Why Being A Mom Sucks

Ugh! I have a headache. But we must keep moving because for moms, there's no time to be sick. No one warned me about how difficult it is to be a mom. Motherhood wasn't instinctual for me and I was embarrassed to admit it. I'm ready to be honest about motherhood.

What's Your Story?

My blog is about sharing my funny and not-so-funny stories to hopefully inspire readers to start living their truth. Do you have an inspirational story you'd like to share? Drop me a note here and we can discuss your guest post, timing, and all that good stuff.

Why I Took Away Naptime

Sharing my struggles as a new mom, one of which was getting my child to sleep and especially nap. I tried EVERYTHING! Nothing worked. I was driving myself crazy. Here's what I did...

What are Boundaries?

Boundaries are like fences with gates. The fence keeps the bad out and the gate lets the good in. I had no idea how much my lack of boundaries would effect my life. Here's what I learned that helped me take control of my life.