Today’s Family: Tech time limits

Time change and cooler weather are upon us. As the nights grow longer and the temps get lower, we tend to want to snuggle up with ...our technology! So what’s a parent to do?According to a 2014 article by Nick Bilton in theNew York Times, Apples’ Steve Jobs was a low tech parent and there are a number of other...[ read more ]


It’s Back to School and for many families, a time of stress, worry, and anxiety. It is a return toscheduled wake times, multiple activities, minimal free time, and utter chaos. How do I get mykids back on a routine that works after the carefree days of summer?Don’t let your anxiety have you this school year! Consider telling your stress and...[ read more ]

Today’s Family: Are you destroying trust?

 The best way to know where your children are is to ask them, right?I remember a time when I had to work late, and my kids were home alone. They were of the age when I could trust them to be by themselves but was still concerned that something could go wrong and they wouldn’t know how to take care...[ read more ]

Getting your kids off the couch

Who has started counting down the days until back to school? Are the kids starting to bounce off the walls yet, complaining about their boredom? I have mixed emotions about the summer months. I love the first week after school gets out and celebrate no alarms or schedules and eat ice cream for dinner. Then it sets in. Lazy, hazy...[ read more ]

Q & A  What’s the difference between a Life Coach and a Counselor?

When people are seeking help they often get confused about who they should be talking to.  Education and certification are forms of credentialing and theory and approach styles vary from person to person.   For example, I have my Master's Degree in Counseling Education with a certification in Secondary and Higher Ed Counseling.  I'm a Counselor by title - a coach...[ read more ]

Today’s Family: It’s not your journey

 I recently returned from the family vacation of a lifetime to Europe with my two daughters, ages 19 and 22. One is a recent college grad and the other, completing her freshman year. We had talked about this celebration trip several times — their high school graduation, turning 18 and 21 and various spring breaks but this was the perfect...[ read more ]

Today’s Family: The language barrier

 Do you ever feel like you and your kids are speaking a different language?I work with teens and young adults who are either entering or exiting college, and their parents. I often find that both parent and child want the same thing — connection. They are just speaking a different language to get it. As a parent myself, I’ve learned...[ read more ]

Real Moms, Real Life : Feats of Real Eats

Thank you to Beth and Andrea of Real Moms, Real Life for having me as a guest on their podcast! What an honor to be a resource for them ! Mental health care and nutrition go hand in hand ! Take care of your mental health and the rest should fall into place!  Learn what to look for in the diagnosis...[ read more ]

Screentime and the Brain

 Is social media making us antisocial? Consider this:According to a stunning new study presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science by University of Michigan researchers, today's teen are 40 percent less empathetic than those of 30 years ago, and college students who hit campus after 2000 have empathy levels that are 40 percent lower than those...[ read more ]

Q & A With DK

How can I stick to my new year resolutions this year? I love the beginning of a new year! Although it is really just another day, there's something inspiring about reflecting on and saying goodbye to the last year and preparing for what a new year has in store. Many people start the new year making resolutions. Resolutions are firm decisions to do...[ read more ]

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