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I’ve never been able to adopt the phrases “excuse me” or “pardon me,” which sound forced and formal to my ears. But in some quest to be perceived as a likable or sympathetic person, I’ve spent my life apologizing for taking up space. And that’s the last thing I want...read more
Let’s talk about triggers. I define triggers as “anything that makes it more likely that you’re going to lose your shit with your kids.” These can include stressors, insecurities, big feelings, or distractions that make our buttons big, shiny, sensitive, and...read more
“The first, and most important step, is that parents need to stay calm during their toddler’s public tantrums. This is an insanely hard thing to do as tantrums are specifically designed to trigger you into action (emphasis on the word ‘trigger’). More specifically,...read more
When your child is being stubborn it can feel as if it is an afront to your authority but, it may be their attempt at gaining independence which is a normal phase of teen development. “Teens may be struggling with strong emotions, challenging social and academic...read more
Let's talk about a simple strategy for losing your shit less often: taking more space - both physical and psychological - from your kids. Time studies have found that we parents - even those of us who work full time - spend more time with our children than parents of...read more