If I had a dollar for every time someone said, "I don't believe in therapy or psychiatric medications..." I could probably retire already. For these folks, handling life on their own is a point of pride. Often the same people who say this are medicating themselves anyway, just … [Read more...] about Neglecting Your Mental Health: Are You Driving Everyone Crazy?
“We’re living in the dark ages of our lives”, I jokingly told my husband a few weeks ago. And by dark ages I just mean that we’re raising a very strong-willed 4-year-old and a very clingy 2-year-old in a new city far from our family. Don’t get me wrong, there’s so many reasons to … [Read more...] about To the Overwhelmed Parent: Your Help Comes From the Lord
“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
I wish I could write about the solution to the hectic insanity of the holiday season. But even if I did, no one would listen. It started to long ago for each of us. A small child watches Christmas shows learning about Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, and the promise of presents. … [Read more...] about Will This Christmas Be Different?
Parenting can be rewarding, but it is also one of the most challenging things you will ever do. And the stakes are high. What we do or don’t do can have consequences for years to come. After MANY years of parenting and after dozens and dozens of parenting books, blogs, … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Parent without Losing Your Mind
Years ago my downstairs neighbor had a premature newborn that slept, at best, 30 minutes in between hours and hours of pitiful howling. This went on for months. It was so bad that one morning, my poor friend actually ate a banana, while in the shower, trying to multi-task and … [Read more...] about Shhh!! Don’t Wake the Baby!