Finding Quiet Time for Mental Health:  Tested Strategies for Self-Care and Mental Wellness in Motherhood

Finding Quiet Time for Mental Health: Tested Strategies for Self-Care and Mental Wellness in Motherhood

In my previous post, I mentioned that things have been a bit chaotic in our household lately.  From meeting work deadlines to family dance recitals to helping my husband recuperate from jaw surgery.  It’s been quite a lot.  I’m fairly certain that I’m not the only mom out there trying to do it all while …

A Safe Space:  Validating and Acknowledging Children’s Thoughts and Emotions

A Safe Space: Validating and Acknowledging Children’s Thoughts and Emotions

One of the things I have learned (and am still learning) in this parenting journey is that children have a ton of thoughts and emotions. Just like adults, sometimes those thoughts and emotions can get overwhelming and they need someone to talk to. They also need someone safe who will just “listen”. In those moments, …

Parent-Teacher Conference Day: Insights from a Working Mom of 6

Parent-Teacher Conference Day: Insights from a Working Mom of 6

Hi everyone! Today was a half-day for my first, fourth, and twelfth graders. Students in our district arrived home early so that parents could attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in their absence. Conspiratorially, I know a few teachers that loathe this set-up, preferring that students are either off an entire day or that parent-teacher conferences occur after …