Keep The Main Things The Main Things

Summer is coming to an end and the new fall routines are starting. Now is the time to reflect on Main Things. These can be different depending on your family culture and values. Remember, don’t let the small stuff elevate to Main Things status. In families, as...
Parenting Decisions and Court

Parenting Decisions and Court

She holds her head in her hands as she thinks about the parenting decisions she must make as court looms. “They just can’t go over there anymore! It isn’t safe!” Chewing her nails, she considers the options her lawyer laid out for her: 1. engage a therapist for long...
Good Enough Parent: A Book Review

Good Enough Parent: A Book Review

Are you a good enough parent? What parent doesn’t ask him or herself this question hundreds times. I know I did as a parent and I sometimes still do as a parent of adult children and  grandparent of six young ones. Was I good enough at laying the foundation for my...
Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Let’s face it! A Parent/Teacher Conference due to problem behaviors at school can leave parents feeling #frustrated, #gut-wrenching, #parentfailure. Let me help you shift that dread to a feeling of opportunity and optimism. No matter how you, the parent, did in school...
Couple-ing is a VERB!

Couple-ing is a VERB!

What does it take to be a partner in a successful couple relationship? Your answer may range from “I have no idea” to “All you need is L-O-V-E”. The truth of the matter is that being in a lasting relationships requires action! “Couple-ing” is not a spectator sport. A...
Couple Chat – Is the Message Getting Through?

Couple Chat – Is the Message Getting Through?

Are you new in a relationship or have you been together a while? Are you still star-struck or has the sparkle worn off a bit (or a lot)? Wherever you find yourself there are some things to consider about how you talk and interact together.  Learn to Couple Chat! WORDS...
Priorities: What’s Really Important?

Priorities: What’s Really Important?

There are many times in life when stuff happens and there are changes that can really create an emotional storm if you allow it. Some of these whirlwind changes can include transitioning to a new job, retirement, a new baby is born, or a parent comes to live with you...

Summer Memories

Let’s face it, summer can be really HOT. Other than that, what do you remember about summer as a child? Were you outside more with friends, at summer camp, or in a child care center going on field trips. During the busy school year, there is a rhythm and routine...
How to S.E.A.L. Your Relationship

How to S.E.A.L. Your Relationship

Does it seem that the world just keeps spinning faster and there is less time to do the things you’d like to do- like spending time with your significant other? Have you forgotten why you got together in the first place? Maybe you are wondering “Where did the Love...