parenting advice

How Snicker's Can Help You be a Better Parent

Ever wonder how Snicker's bars can make you a better parent?  Have you seen that commercial, "you aren't yourself when you're hungry?"  I'll tell you about a technique that will help you to stop and think before you start yelling or disciplining your kids in a way that doesn't feel like you.  It's easy to lose your patience at times, but this is a way to remember to HALT before you say something you can't take back.  

3 Easy Exercises for Overcoming Parenting Overwhelm

It's really easy to get overwhelmed as a parent.  Your kids are driving you crazy, you have no time to take care of yourself, how is the house going to get clean?  In this post, I share 3 easy exercise to reduce overwhelm and help you feel more confident and in control as a parent.  You're doing a great job, and these tips will help you recognize that.

5 Things to Expect in Your Relationship After Having a Baby

Ever wonder what happens in your relationship after you bring the baby home?  Isn't it blissful?  In many ways, it's the most wonderful time.  In other ways, there are some challenges to deal with.  But in the end, there are wonderful opportunities to grow as partners and parents.  Read my post to learn more.

Parents, Keep Calm & Stay Present

In this post, I offer some techniques and tips for how to remain calm and keep from losing your temper during stressful parenting situations, such as when your toddler is having a tantrum in the grocery store.  These are the moments in which we feel helpless, defeated, and like failures as parents.  The truth is, all parents have moments of struggle.  Use those moments as opportunities to connect with others, and follow the steps to show yourself compassion.  This is one topic that will be covered at my upcoming parenting skills workshop.  You'll want to check that out too!

Are you Surviving the Mommy Wars? What a Therapist Says you Need to Know

If you're a parent, you've probably gotten involved in the mommy war in one way or another.  It can be overwhelming, stressful, and cause anxiety or other emotional issues.  I have put together a survival guide based on therapeutic principles.  You are the expert of your own life, can learn mindfulness, have control over your choices and behaviors, and can engage in humor to get through the battlefield and out of the war. 

4 Reasons Why “Shoulding” Yourself Isn’t Helping You be a Better Parent

Parents are always thinking about how to be a better parent and what they should be doing.  But is shoulding yourself really helping you to be a better parent?  The answer is no and this post explores some of the reasons why shoulding yourself isn't helpful.