Posts in book review
How we contributed to the collapse of parenting

Would you like to know why the way we are parenting today is so different than the way we were parented? Here is my review of Leonard Sax, MD, PhD’s book The Collapse of Parenting: How we hurt our kids when we treat them like grown ups. In addition I share several actionable steps to change things for the better in your home and family life today!

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How to rebuild a sense of community at The Turquoise Table.

As a kid, I remember how welcomed I felt in each of our new neighborhoods.  Those days seem to be long gone, but after recently reading The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell I decided to take it upon myself to become a conduit for community in my own neighborhood.  Who knew it would lead to meeting the author at my table?!

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How to stop performing as mom and deeply enjoy being happy...

What is it costing you to neglect yourself and continue to perform mom?  For me it meant a diagnosis of viral meningitis and a hospital stay.  Are you ready to shift from anxiety, frustration and (sometimes) overwhelm into BEING a mom who is patient, confident, and filled with joy?  Then I've got an event for you!

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How to send your kids into the world with a great story!

I tried several times to create a memory record, story, for my children, but failed on more than one occasion...now there is a way to express WITH your kids an extension of what they've experienced growing up that can truly be a gift they can share with future generations as well! Check out this amazing Kickstarter project...

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The greatest misconception about parenting, and how to correct it.

When I became a parent at the age of eighteen I went in blind, thinking the way I'd been raised was the only way to proceed with the task.  But, times change and much of the way my generation has been raising kids just isn't preparing them for life.  A review of a terrific read on the topic of over parenting by Julie Lythcott-Haims called How To Raise An Adult.

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