“Going home” for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays? When we were kids, we waited for what seemed to be an eternity until this time of year rolled around. We would count down the days with paper rings, or we would open a “window” on a Christmas holiday Advent calendar … [Read more...] about FAMILY DRAMA: Six Tips for Surviving the Holidays With Your Parents
What I Learned in Chemical Plants That Mirrors the Marriage Relationship Safe plant operations are like marriage? You’ve got to be kidding! How in the world do we find the parallels between working in the chemical industry and the marriage relationship? I am so glad you … [Read more...] about Compliance vs. Commitment in Your Marriage: Which Defines You?
I know there are varying opinions on our ability to multitask- is that a thing people can do? But today we’re talking about a different type of multitasking. There’s a phrase I find myself saying often- “holding two emotions at once.” There’s a lot of cultural messages … [Read more...] about Multitasking Your Emotions
I just got back from summer vacation with our kids. I’ve written about them before, they’re boys aged 14 and 11 years. We’re currently in the throw of raising a teenager, and all the joys that go along with adolescence and ‘coming of age’. Although we had a great time, I was … [Read more...] about Where Did My Sweet Kid Go?
Navigating emotion is a learned skill. It requires patience and practice. Sometimes guidance. There are varying emotions of different depths- and each variable can require a different approach to management and coping. Sometimes our attempts at managing these emotions can be … [Read more...] about Healthy Ways to Manage Your Emotions
Welcome to the teen years, where it is all about relationships, friendships, fun, and socialization! While this can represent an exciting new phase of life for your child, it also can be potentially dangerous in relation to their mental and emotional health. During these years, … [Read more...] about What Am I Teaching My Teenager About Relationships?