The School Battlefield

The battle lines get drawn every August as the school year draws nearer. As parents brace themselves for impact, teenagers, arm themselves with iphones and full backpacks, ready for the onslaught of the upcoming school year. Often times, kids and parents end up...

A Lesson Learned in the Game of Little League Baseball

This past season, my older son who is 7, reached the level of “serious baseball.” His team was off and on all season, until the last two games, when they were ON. They won their last two games and entered the playoffs on fire! They won their first two playoff games...

Social Media: For Better or For Worse

Do you know someone who doesn’t have social media? I’m guessing I know the answer to that question, and I am very guilty of dabbling in most every social media account out there as well! Why? Because its fun, distracting, and stimulating.  Americans are said to spend...

Self-Compassion is Contagious

I have heard all of the excuses in the book… “I don’t deserve to be loved,” “Why should I love myself when others don’t?” “If I have self-compassion then I’m just constantly throwing a pity party,” on and on the excuses go. At the end of the day we are all hard on...

Screen Time Time Out

Most of us have heard of the importance of taking a “time out” from technology, whether it be a phone free dinner with family or a whole day to unplug after being inundated with information throughout the week. Technology, while incredibly useful and effective under...