Sad child in winter scarf and hat. Holiday Depression
    How to Recognize Your Child is Suffering from Holiday Depression

    The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. However, it is not always true, for kids or adults. Your kids may not spend the holiday being in all smiles and having fun. Sometim…

    Anxious boy.
    5 Anxiety-relieving Herbs for Kids

    Is your child stressed out lately? Or perhaps your child is suffering from a chronic issue? Sometimes, the reason your child is anxious isn't quite clear. It could be an external factor, or it could b…

    Young girl, hold her paint covered hands in front of her face. Dementia in Children- Is that even a thing?
    Dementia in Children — Is that even a thing?

    Dementia has a reputation for enrolling only the elderly under its fold. 1 in 10 people aged 65 or above have Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia. Only about 5% of the five million p…

    Child sitting with blank paper, surrounded by art supplies. Mental Health conditions in kids are important to address.
    Mental Health Conditions Play a Key Role in Overall Health

    There is little room to doubt that over the past few decades diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions has come a long ways. Today, a greater percentage of individuals suffering from various…

    Health teens playing in fall leaves. Social interactions can help prevent teenage drug addiction.
    Mental illness and Drug Abuse in Teens

    Teens who experience depression, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are likely to fall prey to substance abuse and teenage drug addiction. This is called "comorbidity," which develops when tw…

    Small boy watering a plant -- random acts of kindness.
    11 Ways Kindness Improves Your Health

    We all know being kind makes us feel good, but did you know it's actually good for your health, too? It's true. Doing good is like medicine for your mind and body with far-reaching impacts that will t…

    7 Steps to Developing Self-Aware Children

    Self-awareness is a key predictor of a child's ability to be balanced and secure in life. Being self-aware helps kids establish positive peer relationships, allows them to get along well at home and t…

    5 Ways to Parent the Forgiveness-Cure

    As parents we must teach our children the realities of life. Life hurts us, people hurt us, we hurt other people and we hurt ourselves. That is what relationships and life are about. The sooner we let…

    Mother, Healer, Champion

    "Am I a bad mom?" I grew up witness to motherhood as simultaneously fierce and beautiful, gentle and brave. I also bore witness to how few people seemed to recognize the power and grace of the profess…

    Enduring Motherhood? Motherhood Enduring!

    Choose wisely for now and later Early in my career, I was blessed to have some amazing managers. One in particular left me with words that deeply impacted both my professional and personal lives. This…

    Motherhood Translated

    Is mothering really work? A judge once asked my dad where my mom worked. My dad dismissively replied that she didn't work. She just stayed home with the kids. Incredulous, the judge questioned his ass…

    Mommy v. Mother

    The making of a "mommy blogger" I am "Mommy." I love being called "Mommy" by my four-year-old son as much as I don't love being called that by anyone else. Strangers only rarely refer to me this way o…

    Motherhood: Nurturing Power

    Dreaming about the future eased some of the pain of a rocky childhood. Instead of worrying if my family would have food, if we'd be able to keep warm, or if my dad would be in a good mood when we saw …

    3 Ways to Love your Child’s Quirks

    My daughter has a big, powerful voice. My other daughter likes to do things better than everyone else. These are personality quirks that are often the source of conversations around our house. Convers…

    Coping with the Crying

    She's not fine, I thought. She keeps crying. I'm doing something wrong. I have no idea what to do. These are the things I remember thinking in the first few months of my twin daughters' lives. Motherh…

    Avoiding a Mommy Meltdown

    We've all been there. A really, really long day. The children haven't been listening or they have been fighting or crying non-stop. And we haven't had a chance to take care of ourselves. The little th…

    3 Causes of Mom Burnout

    It's not just all that hard work and those daily battles wearing you out. You NEED time for yourself. You know you do. And sometimes, you even get a little -- but not nearly as much as you wish or nee…

    The Art of Happy Mornings

    I really love mornings. I love the newness of the day, the opportunity -- the chance to get it all right, for once. And I love the coffee. But what I don't love is when the really early alarm goes off…

    What the Holidays Mean to Me: The Gift of Presence

    Depending on your stage in life, the biggest part of the holidays can be the presents or your presence. Children are anxious to wake-up and see what presents are under the tree, while elderly people a…

    Holidays in Blended Families: Making Holidays Ties That Bind, not Ties That Break

    Scheduling, Scheduling, Scheduling. What Are We to Do? Stepfamilies include at least one parent in another household. This fact can make holiday scheduling daunting. Because both mom and dad want to b…