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I’m not exaggerating when I say that my son is rarely alone for more than five minutes. I know this because I am rarely alone for more than five minutes. And, it’s exhausting! From the minute my 8-year-old wakes...
Anxiety. It affects every part of my life and that includes how I mother. I wish I could say my mental health never caused me to lose my cool, but I believe being honest about motherhood and mental health...
I'm sure this is something plenty of us can relate to: Your kids are misbehaving. Maybe the first 10 times, you calmly tell them over and over again to stop. But your frustration builds and builds, and finally, you...
When a divorce happens, it can feel like you’ve hit your rock bottom — as if you are this lost soul just roaming about, getting the bare minimum in life done each day. You are in survival mode for...
It’s time to head back to school, and I should be so excited to have a bit more free time. I should be looking forward to my daughter making new friends and all the things she’s going to learn...
Alyssa is 16-year-old with a bright future. She’s a sophomore in high school and is taking several advanced placement classes in addition to a couple of honors courses. She’s also on the dance team and a member of several...
Confession: I tend to read a lot of mommy blogs for inspiration, tips, hacks, affirmation, confirmation, etc. So, after hearing numerous mothers say it was more difficult to go from having zero to one kid, than from one to...
Do you ever feel like you are struggling to communicate with your child? Are constant tantrums challenging your daily routine or interfering with your child’s ability to learn and function? In this big, fast-paced world full of distractions and frustrations,...
Confession: Several years ago, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, which is a fancy term for the fact that I worry excessively for (usually) no good reason. For instance, this is my brain on anxiety: My husband is only...
I’ve battled anxiety throughout most of my adult life. Little did I know how much worse it would get once I had a child to add to my worries. Not just little worries like him getting hurt at the...
I used to wonder which came first — my anxiety or the glaringly obvious fact that my son has special needs. After some reflection, it seems that I have always had anxiety. It manifested itself throughout a rather difficult...
There’s not much that’s more troubling as a parent than observing your child struggle to express complex feelings and emotions. At any age, the emotions that manifest as big, loud, and somewhat disruptive behaviors usually garner more attention than...

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