School Breaks!- Tips for Engaging Children in Play
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Guest blog by Colette McNeil Have you noticed that long days of at-home play during vacations are often accompanied by repeated episodes...
- Jun 10, 2022
Top 10 Reasons I Appreciate my ADHD Brain!
1. Multi-tasking! Have you ever tried to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time? Or maybe it’s the other way around…...
- Oct 24, 2020
Taking Pandemic Schooling on the Road!
When my kids’ district voted to start the school year out remotely, we decided to book a half a week in northern Michigan in our happy place
- Aug 5, 2020
Planning for Home Learning- Beyond the Wine and Chocolate
Last week I was a mess. I had a migraine that wouldn’t go away, I couldn’t stop reading social media posts and horror story articles...
- Mar 6, 2020
Your Happy May Not Look Like Mine
Once when I worked a 9-5, I was in the middle of a stellar yearly review. Receiving top marks in every category. I felt proud, seen and...
- Feb 9, 2020
Ten Ways to Stay Connected to Your Teens and Tweens
As you may have seen on my social media posts, my oldest turned 13 last week. I am now officially a mom of a teen and tween. Though...
- Jan 16, 2020
Why Every Mom Should Go on a Girl's Trip!!
In two days (but who's counting) I'm going on my annual girl's trip to Florida. Yes, I said annual. Yes I said to Florida! And I feel...
- Jan 12, 2020
11 Wishes for my Daughter as She Turns 11
Today our middle, the literal and sometimes more figurative center of our family turns 11. Out of our 3, sometimes I feel that she has...
- Dec 20, 2019
Restructuring My Kids Responsibilities- How I Did It? What Worked, What Bombed? Post 2-Days 2 and 3
In general the responsibilities charts have been working really well. Yesterday for the first time maybe ever, the kids all came in from...
- Dec 8, 2019
Talking With Your Child About Their Behavior
So you have a child (or 2 or 3...) whose behavior is disrupting the whole household. Guess what, it can get better! It's going to take...
- Nov 30, 2019
Letting the World Revolve Around One Child-- When You Have Three
How I planned the bat mitzvah weekend of my oldest daughter’s dreams, while accommodating the needs of her siblings. Three years ago I...
- Nov 24, 2019
What Kind of Mom Are You?
Have you been following the mommy wars? People have opinions on everything!! Well today it occurred to me that my mommying career is...
- Nov 18, 2019
Taming Tantrums from Toddlers to Teens
*Updated 3/13/2022 Tantrums, meltdowns, freak outs, fits... Whatever you call them they are disruptive. They can make us fear our...
- Nov 4, 2019
The Battle of the Socks
This made me think about what other needless battles I was fighting as a mom, as an educator, as a professional who worked with kids and beh
- Oct 20, 2019
7 Lessons I Learned from a 7 Year Old!
I have a blonde haired, brown eyed, little, seven year old boy whose face still lights up when he sees me first thing in the morning. He...
- Oct 14, 2019
Empowering Your Child While Improving Their Behavior!
Behavior plans, reward plans, success plans, extrinsic motivators… whatever you want to call them, can be a very powerful tools if...
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