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Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

Our boys are 6 and 8.  COVID-19 doesn’t even register on their radar. It’s amazing how “kid world” is its own bubble.  Consumed with Pokemon trades and hockey playoffs they pay little mind to the news of the day. Last night, as my husband I were discussing the cancellation of a major ... READ the POST

How to Turn Your Inner Critic Into Your Inner Champion

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I have spent hours over the past few days mentally flogging myself for how I handled (or rather, didn’t handle) a situation with my kids. I keep rehashing the scenario, wondering why I didn’t respond more appropriately.  Why I didn’t say “x” or do “y.” Lots of thinking.  Lots of ... READ the POST

8 Ways Perfectionism Makes Parenting Harder Than It Needs to Be

My kids love blankets. It’s cute when I wander down in the morning and find them snuggled on the couch, watching hockey highlights from the night before.  Or when they carefully drape them over their chairs at the dinner table so they’re nice and cozy for meals. What’s not so ... READ the POST

How to Fall Back in Love With Instagram

My first instinct was to start this post with a snappy quote from a research study highlighting the ill effects of social media on our health.  But it’s kind of pointless, isn’t it? Because we already know. We feel it every day when we “hop on Instagram” and are shocked when we come up ... READ the POST

How to Stop Overwhelm From Eating You Alive

We had 3 minutes until we needed to leave for school. “Can we tape my lacrosse stick, mom?”“And what about my library books?”“Have you seen my outdoor shoes?”“Where are the umbrellas?” Two little voices, talking over each other in increasing volume, oblivious to the effect of their questions ... READ the POST

How to Silence Negative Self-Talk

When our youngest son was a year-and-a-half old we decided to go on a family vacation. It wouldn't be our first-time flying, but I knew instinctively we were headed into new territory. Our son was at the stage where moments of stillness weren't just elusive, but non-existent. This kid NEVER ... READ the POST


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