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
The holidays are here! It’s my favorite time of the year. The smells from the kitchen, the lights, the decorations, family all together laughing and having fun, and traditions passed down from generation to generation. Everyone I run into seems a little more joyful and kind. However, the holidays aren’t so joyful for everyone. In… Continue reading The Six Fix for Holiday Blues
My phone rings and my heart sinks into my stomach as I recognize the number to my son’s school. I think I mumbled out some form of hello, trying not to sound petrified. Meanwhile my heart is now pounding through my neck and my brain is thinking of a million possible worst case scenerios, all… Continue reading That call…
Today I sat in the parent drop off line at school as per the usual routine. I took deep gulps of my coffee in between the stopping and going as our mini-van edged closer and closer to the sweet sound of quietness between dropping off my last child and my commute to the office. Somewhere… Continue reading Did you know?
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!