Category Archives: Parenting


3 Reasons You’re An Unhappy Parent – And What You Can Do About It

3 Reasons You’re An Unhappy Parent – And What You Can Do About It

Enjoy your children — don't smother them.

Parenting is hard work, but sometimes I think we make it even harder on ourselves. This can lead to unhappy parents, stressed out […]



The Happy and Sad Tears of Motherhood

In a couple of weeks my baby graduates from 8th grade and the era of mothering grade schoolers will be over for me.  Part of me is filled with joy […]



Grateful Children? 3 Easy Ways to Turn Your Children from Greedy to Grateful

Grateful Children - from Greedy to Grateful

I hear similar stories from the parents I work with and from friends, "How come my children are ungrateful little brats?"

From years of working with parents, I've come to […]



Bullies? I wonder where they got that.

It seems that almost every day we read a terrible story of a child suffering chronic abuse at the hands of bullies.   These aptly named people seem to be relentless […]



Spanish or guitar, what’s a controlling mother to do?

When my oldest child was a sophomore in high school he dropped a big bomb on me.  He asked to stop taking Spanish class and instead take . . . […]



Mom Regrets, I’ve had a few but these aren’t them!

Last year my oldest child left for college, which happened about 24 hours after he was born.  Or at least that’s how it felt to me.  I can look back […]



The Feminist and the High School Girl; is there Hope?

The Feminist and the High School Girl; is there Hope?

This is the year that my daughter begins high school.  I’m trying very hard not to be fearful or dread it yet I can’t help but remember the hell that […]



An All Girls Camp . . . Disaster or Delightful? One Girl Spills the Truth

My 14-year-old daughter breaks my heart every summer as she joyfully hops on her camp bus to her so called “home away from home”.  She leaves this Sunday so I […]



Martyr Mamas and the Concrete Coat of Shoulds

Martyr Mamas and the Concrete Coat of Shoulds

I’m sure it started earlier than this but I began to notice it when I was pregnant with my first child. “You shouldn’t drink wine, or eat peanut butter or […]



It’s Hard to be Happy for Others and the ‘Yes, But’ Parenting Technique

It's Hard to be Happy for Others and the 'Yes, But' Parenting Technique

Sometimes it is damn hard to be happy for others!
My daughter has a friend from dance who will say to her mother, "Suzy is better at ballet than I […]