Showing Your Kids How to Love

Showing Your Kids How to Love

I’ve got a question for you:  On a scale of one to ten, with one being the lowest and ten being the highest, how good of a role model for a loving relationship are you and your partner to your child(ren)?  How do you think your partner would answer this? Your...
Want to Be a Better Mother?  Try This!

Want to Be a Better Mother? Try This!

Being a mother means many things: providing love and care being a disciplinarian keeping track of schedules driving, feeding, shopping for your kids being their protector, their rock and home base A mother wears many hats:  chauffeur, manager, coach, teacher, nurse,...
7 Ways You Can Be a Better Parent

7 Ways You Can Be a Better Parent

Reading through dozens of articles on eating disorders and parenting practices (this is for a class  in the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program I’m enrolled in) recently has started me thinking:  You can proactively take charge of your parenting by...
5 Quick Ways to Get Over the Blues

5 Quick Ways to Get Over the Blues

Got the blues?  With Autumn upon us, the days will start getting shorter and a lot of people will start spending more of their days inside (to me that even sounds depressing!).  During the winter months, some people will suffer from depression–or what clinicians...
5 Habits that Help You to be Happier After Divorce

5 Habits that Help You to be Happier After Divorce

I remember it like yesterday–the day I found out my marriage was ending.  Seventeen years down the drain.  Kaput.  It was the day it felt like the very floor, not just the rug, was pulled out from under me and everything in my world was turned upside down. The...
How to Ruin a Relationship

How to Ruin a Relationship

If there were a course called Relationships 101, what would it cover?  There’s probably a course out there somewhere that’s called this, but let’s see if we can come up with some of the topics: How to communicate well How to honor your commitment How...