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Being Right Beside Them For The Rites of Passage

Being Right Beside Them For The Rites of Passage

10.15.2014
My habit is to parent to the youngest common denominator. While the youngest of their ages is an age that was once foreign to me, it is...
Sexy Tween and Teen Halloween Costumes? Let's Talk

Sexy Tween and Teen Halloween Costumes? Let's Talk

10.15.2014
Halloween is almost here and I've had costumes, not candy, on my mind. Lots of parents have been asking me about the appropriateness of...

The HOUR of Inspiration

10.14.2014
There are few instances in life when you see true inspiration in action, when it's standing in front of you, revealed right before your...
Internship Insight: Opening the Door to Your Future

Internship Insight: Opening the Door to Your Future

10.13.2014
A big proponent of internships, having had more than three my senior year alone, I was more than happy to shed light on my experiences,...
Parenting Coach Hides in Bedroom, Feigns Sleep to Avoid Conflict With Teen

Parenting Coach Hides in Bedroom, Feigns Sleep to Avoid Conflict With Teen

10.13.2014
Parenting with limits is tremendously hard. I have always known this because I have practiced this type of parenting since my daughters...
I'm Sick Of Apathy -- And You Should Be, Too

I'm Sick Of Apathy -- And You Should Be, Too

10.13.2014
By choosing to not care, to not have an opinion, to not take a stance, you are part of the problem. Ignoring something doesn't make it...
How To Tell If Your Teen Is Stressed (And What To Do About It)

How To Tell If Your Teen Is Stressed (And What To Do About It)

10.12.2014
When you're helping someone build resilience, you're a witness, guide, and resource while that person undergoes the struggle. What you...
10 Things I Want My Child to Learn By Age 10

10 Things I Want My Child to Learn By Age 10

10.10.2014
Raising a girl takes me back to my own childhood and brings up memories -- both good and bad -- of how fun, wonderful and difficult it...

High School Reunion

10. 8.2014
It's been over 30 years since I've seen these now middle-aged adults who were teens back then. I am a little nervous.
<em>Middle School Makeover</em>, a Must-Read for Parents of Tweens and Teens

Middle School Makeover, a Must-Read for Parents of Tweens and Teens

10. 8.2014
The strength in Middle School Makeover is that Icard reminds us that we should treat the development that takes place during the tween...
Changing (Parenting) Seasons

Changing (Parenting) Seasons

10. 8.2014
I'm learning how to weather these changing seasons as a parent. I'm not a new mom, I'm not really even a veteran mom. But, I'm becoming...
5 Ways To Make This Your Best School Year Ever

5 Ways To Make This Your Best School Year Ever

10. 8.2014
You know those back-to-school clothing commercials with kids in new jeans and stylish tops sporting backpacks and gripping notebooks? The...

One Community at a Time

10. 7.2014
I am constantly amazed and inspired by the amazing human beings that I cross paths with on a weekly basis, from the women I work with who...
8 Things You Need to Know About Childhood Migraine

8 Things You Need to Know About Childhood Migraine

10. 3.2014
Childhood migraine is much more than a headache -- especially in kids and teens. In fact, they often don't feel head pain at all! It's...