Let's be honest. Parents aren’t superheroes. We’re entirely human. Sometimes, parents can be super, possessing incredible patience, and an ability to juggle whatever is thrown their way. Did someone lock you out of the house “on accident” because you asked them...
“Be gentle with yourself.” “You’re doing the best you can in the circumstances.” “Don’t judge yourself!” These are all things I tell clients as they cope and struggle with the ways Covid-19 has impacted their lives and families. They're not platitudes but...
No parent wants to believe that their child will attempt suicide. No parent wants to consider how they will respond in the event of a suicide attempt by their child, be it “successful” or “unsuccessful”. I’m here now to implore...
I’m a GoPro Parent, and I’m proud of it! I’m sure you’ve heard of Helicopter Parents. You can spot them at the playground hovering over their child(ren), supervising their every move, ready to swoop in at any moment. And you’re...
“Full disclosure. Every time I look at the Vermont Mom Contributing Writer’s checklist for what we have to do before submitting a post, I get overwhelmed. Simply because it’s new and I don’t want to mess it up. I...
This is my story of domestic violence.   I met my abuser in March 2010. He love-bombed me. I thought he was perfect. I ignored red flags including his previous domestic violence charge. That girl was crazy, he said.   By May, I was pregnant. My life became...
Disclaimer: This is absolutely, like 100%, not - at all - in any way, shape, or form, medical advice. In fact, it couldn’t be any further from medical advice. It is the opposite of medical advice. It is anti-medical...
Let’s talk about stress. It’s my favorite topic lately. I’m pretty sure we all experience some level of stress and anxiety. And we all perceive and respond to that stress differently. The key is finding balance in that stress...
Growing up, my family's dining room table was a place for dad to store his work documents or a month’s worth of mail. I am the youngest of five, and before my time the older siblings had assigned seating...
My son, T, turned three last year, and I breathed a sigh of relief as we shifted into a new stage of development with fewer meltdowns and more problem-solving. Toddler meltdowns are common, but I felt unprepared (he is...
I've become completely obsessed with knowing my kids. Let me explain. The other day, I was listening to Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran. And the lyrics hit me hard. Don’t laugh, that’s not a punchline. Ed Sheeran is in...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks are all glorious figures in Black American history. However, there are so many other Black leaders, musicians, artists, activists, scientists, writers, inventors, and civil rights pioneers- past...
According to the articles I’ve read, the Mother Wound is a loss or lack of mothering that has an impact that can be passed down through generations. Putting a name to this concept is compelling. It is a catalyst...
2020 was quite a year, amirite? While many of us are eager to get this year of violence, unrest, and a new extra-dangerous version of an everyday coronavirus behind us, we aren't quite there yet. 2021 has started with more...

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