The day I went on strike (and how you can to)

I love my kids…until I didn’t because I felt so disrespected, taken for granted, and unappreciated. I felt resentful with a touch of rage. I didn’t want to be around them anymore and that broke my heart. I did more of what I knew because I didn’t know how to turn things around. I tried […]

How to protect your teen from ‘bad influences’

Where does one buy enough bubble wrap for a 5’10” teen? Teenage brains are wired for risk taking. They lack emotional regulation, impulse control, and therefore some of the critical thinking to understand impact and consequences. That’s a normal part of adolescent brain development that DOES NOT mean they lack intelligence! In fact, the teen […]

Secrets You AND Your Teen Need Before Heading to University

Honestly, that feels hard to write as the days count down and the reality sinks in. I can feel the tears in my throat. My emotional mom brain is wondering how my 5lb ginger baby who loved to snuggle got to be 6ft tall and heading to university? The rational part is like, “Um, we’ve […]