How Do I Connect Better With My Teenager?

Oh the trenches of parenting a teenager. Sometimes it can feel like your living through the terrible two’s all over again, riiight?!? Only now they are much bigger and certainly more vocal. It can definitely be a roller coaster ride with days of laughter, excitement and all the feels of raising an awesome human being […]

How to Make a Difference While Spending Time with Your Kids

These months have undoubtedly been some of the most trying times in anyone’s memory. As parents, it is possible that you have scoured the internet for every parental hack, tip, or trick in order to find something “to do” with your kids. At no other time in our modern world have we seen such a […]

Should I Get My Child a Smartphone?

Should I get my child a smartphone? How old should my child be to get a cell phone? What are the risks involved with getting my kid a smartphone? When facing these decisions most parents feel completely powerless because cell phones are everywhere from the classroom, to social spaces and even at the family dinner […]

How to Address Opposing Views with Your Child

Most parents like to talk about how they desire to raise their children to be; self starters, troubleshooters, and even independent thinkers. This noble task is often met with smiles, some pats on the back, and maybe even a story or two of how things used to be in the “good old days.” Even as […]

Got TO-DO lists? Maybe You’re Doing them WRONG!

Building out this week’s TO-DO list? What if YOU are doing it ALL WRONG??? Ahh yes.. it’s Monday. This day is often met with some sort of snarky comment of drudgery. You know, the weekend is over, the relaxing is through and it’s time to tackle the week’s demands. Your body and mind are wanting […]

Addressing the difficulty of Suicide

Today, September 10th is recognized on a global scale as “World Suicide Prevention Day”. And though this is a tough topic to cover, we must look at the reality of it. Based upon the numbers that the World Health Organization puts out (also known as WHO), roughly 800,000 people took their own life last year. […]

How my smart phone affects my sleep

How does your smart phone affect the way you sleep… Its time to blame the smartphone. It’s 1:30am.. your eyes are bloodshot, you’ve tossed and turned enough to twist the bed sheets up into the “world’s tightest bed burrito.” Your body’s begging for sleep, but your mind refuses to turn off, rewinding the images of […]

Things to do with your family this Weekend!

What are some FUN things to do with your family this FRIDAY and over the weekend!?! Ok, the work week is done, YAY!! the kids have completed their schooling for the week, THANK GOD and it is now time to have some FAMILY FUN action!!! With the Fam Fun Pass, and just some general creativity, […]

Dealing with Addiction & Mental Illness in the All-American Home

Every single family will face its own set of challenges along this journey in life. No matter who you are, how much money you make, where you live, who you marry and even if you are the “All American” family… you are bound to encounter a few bumps along the way. Many families today face […]

Back to School 2020. 12 tips for Parents to keep your cool!

back to school 2020

School supplies are gracing the aisles of the stores, emails and phone calls coming in from school administration and teachers and it is time for Back to School 2020!! Except this year getting ready for “back to school” looks a little different! In fact, I think we are all wondering exactly what is in store […]