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Video:  Feeling discouraged as a mom?

Video: Feeling discouraged as a mom?

It’s easy to feel discouraged as a mom. Ironically, I have been trying to complete this post for the past 30 minutes and have experienced all sorts of problems embedding this video! Yes, our tasks can be discouraging! We might feel… Overwhelmed by our...
Video: For many kids, friendship is the cure

Video: For many kids, friendship is the cure

I attended the excellent Learning and the Brain conference in NYC last weekend, and wanted to share something I learned. Many of our kids are anxious, depressed or struggling in social situations. How can we help them? In one word…FRIENDSHIP! For many kids,...
Video: How to Make the Weekend Actually Relaxing

Video: How to Make the Weekend Actually Relaxing

Are you just as tired on Monday morning as you were on Friday afternoon? The weekend is supposed to be rejuvenating and relaxing, but sometimes, it can be either too jam packed with activities or too mind numbing consuming TV, social media, and video games. In this...
Video: When Your Child is Disappointed

Video: When Your Child is Disappointed

My conscientious daughter Lucy had a rough morning today.  She could not find her student council t-shirt which she was supposed to wear.  She remembers it being in her drawer…and after looking and looking and looking for it, neither she or I could find it. It...
Video:  Chores and Your Child

Video: Chores and Your Child

Are chores part of the daily routine for your kids? Sometimes we moms can become more like maids and our children like houseguests! It does not, nor should not, be that way!  We are a team as a family, taking care of our home together because the tasks are much easier...
Video: Pressing Pause on Anger

Video: Pressing Pause on Anger

What happens when you tell your child to turn off the TV for dinnertime? That it’s time for chores? That you won’t buy that candy bar she’s begging you for? Angry outbursts are pretty common in everyday life – whether the venom is directed at...
Video:  Help!  I’m Worried about My Kids

Video: Help! I’m Worried about My Kids

A few weeks ago, Lucy fractured her ankle.  I worry she might trip again.  I worried because she couldn’t participate in this weekend’s family ski getaway (I happily stayed with her, off the mountain). While Lucy hobbled around in her boot, her sister...
Video:  Week 1 of Calm, Cool, and Connected Book Study

Video: Week 1 of Calm, Cool, and Connected Book Study

It’s time for less phone and more life! This January, I’ll be providing a weekly video book study from “Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life.” We’ll get started with the first habit, the H in HABIT: Hold...
Video: Raising Givers, Not Takers

Video: Raising Givers, Not Takers

Does it ever feel like you are the one doing the giving, and everyone else in the family is doing the taking? Here are three tips from my book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom to teach your kids the joy of giving: (1) Teach them empathy for others (2) Participate in...
Video:  5 easy Thanksgiving projects

Video: 5 easy Thanksgiving projects

Here are 5 ideas to stoke gratitude in our families – both on Thanksgiving and all year long! 5 Easy Thanksgiving Projects to Stoke Gratitude Thanksgiving is coming…are your kids grateful people? Here are 5 ways you can help them practice gratitude, find...