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Helping Grieving Children Get Through the Holidays

The holidays are coming, which as a mom can bring a lot of stress and grief of its own kind.  However, for those families that may have experienced a death in the family, the holiday prep can look a lot different.   Navigating my own grief as well as helping my clients has a different significance […]

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Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons: Sleep Training Edition

Who doesn’t love some lemonade? Especially with a little lavender and vodka…and maybe a little mint…oh! The post. Right…sorry I got distracted. So anyhoo… I had an idea the other night to turn a not-so-pleasant parenting experience into a more pleasant evening. Making lemonade out of lemons so to speak.  Thus, my new idea for […]

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Grandparents and the Holidays

Grandparents come in maybe shapes, sizes, and family dysfunctions.  No matter whether the grandparents are near or far, involved or not, there is usually a holiday component to your interaction with them.  For the most part grandparents want to participate in their grandchildren’s holidays, thats usually a given.   Sometimes its hard to predict the […]

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#2 is a Game Changer

I’ve been told that #2 is a game changer, and even though my little girl isn’t here yet – I can already tell it’s TRUE! The truth…I haven’t been “adulting” very well lately. On top of being pregnant, I haven’t exactly been “adulting” very well lately. The culprit? Baby number two growing in my belly. […]

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Don’t Rush the Potty

So my husband and I are very grateful for a child that appears to be healthy and without any challenges at this time.  However we are in no way urging, hoping for, or thinking our son is above average.  Our hope is that he feels loved and successful in life whatever that looks like for […]

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