Are You in Your Own Way?

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Are You in Your Own Way? If so, it’s time to address this… According to “Get Out of Your Way” by Tim Shurr, people have been unconsciously programmed to fail. We are self-sabotaging ourselves every step of the way. Did you know that by the time you are eighteen years old, you’ve heard approximately 180,000 negative remarks directed toward you, … Read More

Allow Your Children to “Grieve” After Divorce

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Allow Your Children to “Grieve” After Divorce Divorce is hard on everyone involved. When children are involved, we need to give them the time and space to grieve the loss of the biological parent that leaves the home. To “grieve” may sound harsh, but it is exactly what the children do. They have lost someone very special to them, even … Read More

Emergency Kit – Be Prepared

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In the event of a disaster, whether tornado, snow storm, hurricane or other disaster, you will need to have an emergency kit. You also need to designate an out of town contact for all family members to call to check in afterwards to make sure everyone is accounted for.   Have this ready to go at all times. Reevaluate every … Read More

Positive Parenting

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Wanted to share a small piece of my new book Parenting with an Edge: It all starts with a stick…those two minutes you have to wait are the longest two minutes of your life…then you get the “+” sign. You are pregnant! You will be someone’s parent. You spend the next nine months preparing for your baby. You realize that … Read More

Taking on the Role of Step Parent

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Man and woman relationships alone are difficult. When you add his kids, her kids, his ex, her ex and the in-laws, most people cannot handle the pressure. Step-families require more effort and understanding because of more people involved, and this often includes young ones who didn’t ask to be put into the situation to begin with.Long ago, the term “stepmother” … Read More

Dating after Divorce – Fake it ‘Til You Make It!

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latest article in LA Family.

Know Your Teen

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Teens are mysterious, sassy, hormonal, stubborn, and sometimes loving kids. They are faced with so many different temptations today. Are you aware of the dangers our teens face today? From drugs to alcohol to bullying, and let’s not forget – self-mutilation, bulimia, anorexia, and dating abuse. Would you know if your teen was suffering emotionally and/or physically? Do you have … Read More

Short on Money? Need a Gift Idea?

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Gifts, or presents, are something everyone likes to receive. I believe the thought behind the gift is the most important part. A gift does not have to be expensive to be a great gift. If you cannot afford to give a gift, at least give a card. A card denotes that you cared enough to acknowledge the occasion and took … Read More

Black Friday Tension

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I’ve been shopping on Black Friday for years. I’ve always enjoyed “people watching.” The one thing I don’t enjoy is the tension in the air. Let’s face it, everyone wants a great deal, but no one wants a long line. Everyone who shops on Black Friday knows that the lines can be very long and it is just something we … Read More

The 4-1-1 on Surviving Teenhood–New Book Coming Soon!

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I’m so excited about the upcoming Fall release of my new book The 4-1-1 on Surviving Teenhood. It is a book to help both parents and teens to navigate the obstacles presented during the teen years. Here is an excerpt: Turn on the news or pick up the newspaper and most likely the stories you read will include bullying, sexting, … Read More