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Mommy Wars: Why Do Moms Fight?

As both a therapist and a mother, I must admit I hear mothers criticizing other parents’ decisions all the time. So why do moms fight? And what’s all this mom fighting really about? Like most things in life, when people are critical or judgmental of another, it is usually based in their… Read More >>

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Parents of Children with Disabilities or Special Needs: How to Parent and Deal with Stress

Parenting is hard enough. But when your child has a disability or special needs, it’s not just a whole different ballpark…it’s a whole different game. You will be put to the test on a daily basis. You will need to learn how to deal with an insurmountable amount of stress, and must… Read More >>

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Are You Trying To Get Pregnant? How To Manage Your Emotions When Trying To Conceive

So you’ve decided to get pregnant. You and your partner have planned just the right time to have a baby. You’re trying to get pregnant, but a few months have gone by, and you’re not getting pregnant. Suddenly, all of your friends and family members are becoming pregnant. You’re happy for them,… Read More >>

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How to Balance Work and Life

People often ask me how to balance work and life; how to achieve more balance in life. This is an important question. In so many families, both parents are working, and the struggle to find that work family balance is never ending. If you are single parent, the challenges are even more… Read More >>

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When Kids Don’t Listen: 7 Reasons Why Your Kids Are Tuning You Out

You’ve just come home from a long, busy day of work, errands, school and soccer practice. Dinner needs to be cooked, homework needs to be done, the dog needs to be fed, the house is a mess, and nobody is doing what they’ve been told. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. I have… Read More >>

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What is a good parent?

7 Tips for Raising Kids Today You know that mom: the one with the perfect figure, hair and makeup. She always bakes the cupcakes from scratch, and always has a smile on her face. She volunteers for just about every committee, and her kids get good grades. Yes, you know whom I’m… Read More >>

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