Compliance in Children

Compliance. I heard that word in reference to my son at one of our first trial therapy sessions last year. That word just doesn’t sit right with me. The therapist (who wasn’t a good fit and we haven’t seen since) asked my husband and I “So, you want him to be more compliant and obedient?Continue reading “Compliance in Children”

Marry the Man who Paints Your Door Red

A couple of weeks ago I picked out a gorgeous red paint for our front door. For years I’ve wanted a red door. I don’t really know why, it just feels adventurous and exciting. After years of wanting, months of planning, and weeks of beginning, I thought that paint would sit on our entryway stepsContinue reading “Marry the Man who Paints Your Door Red”

You Don’t Belong in a Group of Friends…

I’ve read article after article about how women in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s feel like they don’t belong in a group of friends. I’m here to tell you, you’re right. You don’t belong in a group of friends. You belong in YOUR group of friends. Throughout my life, I have always had a largeContinue reading “You Don’t Belong in a Group of Friends…”

Leading from the Trenches

Leadership doesn’t mean leading from afar. In fact it’s difficult to lead effectively without modeling up close and personal. As parents we are supposed to lead by example. Our children watch us. They watch our body language and listen to the words we speak in context. The same constitutes for every area of a professionalContinue reading “Leading from the Trenches”

Cute and Easy Class Valentine (with a Free Download)

Hi all! With Valentine’s Day approaching, students who are in school will be getting ready to exchange Valentines. Every year, I try to get creative but also make things easy. This year, my husband found adorable little prepackaged gummy bears. While there is already a spot to write “to” and “from” on the packages; it’sContinue reading “Cute and Easy Class Valentine (with a Free Download)”

Easy Elf Shenanigans for Everyone!

For the past 7 years I’ve been doing the “Elf on the Shelf” tradition with my kids. I didn’t really get too into the fun and creative ideas until my older son turned 3. That’s when he really understood the concept and was super excited to find his elf, Tootie Fuss every morning. There wereContinue reading “Easy Elf Shenanigans for Everyone!”

How my Children Saved Me from my OCD

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and shades of purple. Then black, white, and dresses. That’s how my closet was organized for years. There was a special spot for jeans and dress pants as well. I had a precise system for my 60 plus pairs of shoes too. They laid strategically upon shoe racks in orderContinue reading “How my Children Saved Me from my OCD”