4 ways to Boost Your Mental Health

4 ways to Boost Your Mental Health

4 ways to Boost Your Mental Health   Now that we can talk about mental health without shame or stigma, it’s time to build ours. Our social and emotional well-being shapes our attitude, perspective, and energy. It factors in to how we interact with others, respond...
The Love you Give

The Love you Give

The Love you Give   Being a mom was easier before the moodiness, shrugs, and slammed doors. We cringed. Being a mom had never felt like this before. We were uncomfortable and wondered if it was us. But it wasn’t us. Our child’s growth to maturity was...
Bullying: The Beginning, Middle, and End.

Bullying: The Beginning, Middle, and End.

Bullying: The Beginning, Middle, and End.   Few things feel as disarming and disturbing as being bullied. As much as we hope our child is spared, they need to be prepared and resilient. You can teach them that bullying has a beginning, middle, and end, and that...
Technology didn’t suck last week!

Technology didn’t suck last week!

Technology didn’t suck last week!   Do you vacillate between absolute appreciation and irritating impatience with technology? I suspect we share these extremes from time to time. Bypassing my urge to complain, I’m focusing on how technology brought me...
The #1 Valentine This Year

The #1 Valentine This Year

The #1 Valentine This Year   The media and stores do a fantastic job reminding us that it’s time to purchase Valentines. I know you plan to show love to those who you hold in your heart, especially your tween daughter who greets you with a snarl some mornings and...
A Yearly Perk for Middle Schoolers

A Yearly Perk for Middle Schoolers

A Yearly Perk for Middle Schoolers   A super-cool perk of being in middle school is the giant window of opportunity that lies before your child on the elective side of the course selection sheet. These classes provide the perfect chance to explore subjects where...