November 2, 2019

If you were to ask a room full of parents, "Which stage of parenting is the hardest?" Most would answer, "The teen years!"

Kids are fighting for independence and freedom 

while parents are trying to guide them and keep them safe. Talk about a tug-of-war!

So, what's re...

July 29, 2019

Parenting is about keeping your kids safe and secure but are your efforts to "help" actually blocking your child's independence? Here's the issue: Parents are taking away the opportunity for kids to learn skills they'll need as adults!  Some par...

July 13, 2019

Time and again I hear these words from stepmoms. It's a common theme, but one many feel ashamed to admit out loud.  These are women who went into their new relationship fully aware there would be some challenges. After all, they were not just joining their lives w...

July 8, 2019

Becoming a stepfamily brings unique challenges. You are trying to blend kids, parenting styles and family dynamics and the odds feel stacked against you, but there is hope...

May 26, 2019

This is it, the time of year when the shift from school schedules to summer fun begins! 

While the first weeks of summer break are fun, we know this “honeymoon phase” won’t last. Soon enough cries of, ‘I’m bored” will be ringing in your ears.

“How do we make it throu...

May 7, 2019

Keeping your kids focused in the last weeks of school can be a challenge! Here's a few tips to help your child finish the year strong while also getting in some much needed fun in the sun!

April 25, 2019

May is the time for finishing up the school year and shifting into summer. It's also the time when college kids return home, along with all their "stuff." I just wanted to take a few minutes to warn you that things may feel different and there may be a f...

April 21, 2019

Finding a balance between keeping your kids safe on prom night and letting them have fun can be a challenge. Here's 3 tips every parent can use to bridge that gap.