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Life’s Not a Race: Slow Down and Enjoy the Journey

Psychology has always fascinated me, so much so that I got a BA in it from the University of Texas.  The fact that I have twins- the perfect nature vs nurture at home psychological study- is always in the back of my mind when assessing children. My girls were raised in the same home, with… Continue reading Life’s Not a Race: Slow Down and Enjoy the Journey

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Life and Death and Other Conversations Parents Hate: How to talk to your child about anything

It’s been a hard week and it’s only Wednesday. But it got me thinking about those difficult conversations many people avoid having with children and the trauma hiding in plain sight. Parents and educators alike are often at a loss for how to talk to children about things like birth, death, illness, and mental health.… Continue reading Life and Death and Other Conversations Parents Hate: How to talk to your child about anything

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Scheduling Stress: Finding Your Family’s Rhythm in an Unpredictable World 

Life is hectic. Between little league games and business dinners, birthday parties and household chores, it’s hard to imagine finding a schedule that actually works all the time. Parents with young children or children with special needs, especially those on the spectrum or with sensory sensitivity, hear time and time again that kids need structure.… Continue reading Scheduling Stress: Finding Your Family’s Rhythm in an Unpredictable World 

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Food for Thought: Diet and Mind/Body Balance

Let me start with a confession. I am a child of the 70's. My parents are boomers and grew up in very meat and potato households. Casseroles were king and chips counted as a staple vegetable in our diet. Weight and body image have been a struggle my entire life, in large part because of… Continue reading Food for Thought: Diet and Mind/Body Balance

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New Mom, New Failures, New Beginnings

Almost 18 years ago I sat in my living room and stared into the faces of my newborn twin girls. I was terrified. What was I thinking sending my parents home. How were we going to do this alone? I could see all my well intentioned plans and dreams of being the perfect mommy were… Continue reading New Mom, New Failures, New Beginnings