Category Archives: Parenting


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 […]



The One and Only Right Way to Parent

The One and Only Right Way to Parent

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about stay at home moms, work outside of the home moms, wealthy moms, poor moms, moms who chew their child’s […]



The Very Important and Not Forgotten DAD!

Last week I wrote a blog about mothers and daughters and many people have asked me to expand on that to include fathers. I didn’t intentionally exclude dads, it’s just […]



The Never Before Told, Super Secret Ingredient for Raising an Amazing Daughter

The Never Before Told, Super Secret Ingredient for Raising an Amazing Daughter

As a life coach and a psychologist I’m often asked how to raise a great daughter without using a cattle prod or boat loads of inappropriate language. Any quick Google […]