As I browse through my TimeHop app and see pictures of my children just a few years ago, I am painfully aware that I have fewer and fewer years left with my kids before they are grown and ready to fly out of the nest. I swear it was just yesterday I was holding their… Continue reading Setting Rules
It’s 8 am and I’m already exhausted. So far, I’ve gotten all three kids ready, fed, and off to 3 different schools despite the fact that my oldest “never has anything to wear” and my youngest spent the entire car ride sobbing because he couldn’t bring the snail he found on the driveway, I showered… Continue reading Stress Busting Ninja
“Mom, my friends are all going to a party and I want to go”. The words pinged around my brain like a pin ball, lighting up every fear receptor imaginable. A party? Already? What if they have alcohol or drugs there? Have I talked to her enough about drugs and alcohol….have I talked to her… Continue reading The Talk
So you woke up today, and everything was the same, and that's where the problem is. Everyone's rushing around to get ready for work and school and either you barely speak to each other or everything said is said with a "tone". You know, that tone that sounds annoyed or angry, yet there is no… Continue reading Strengthening Families
What’s the real story behind teen drinking? With Alcohol Awareness month approaching, MADD SWFL wants to answer this question for Charlotte County. In April, MADD celebrates its national Campaign Power Talk 21, which encourages parents to have conversations with their teens about alcohol. Teens do say that it is their parents that have the biggest… Continue reading The Power’s in You!