Preparing For The Holidays After Losing My Mom

The day after Thanksgiving is my mom’s celebration of life. Nothing can prepare you for death, but witnessing my 90-year-old mom suffer from Alzheimer’s has been quite an emotional rollercoaster. Some days I feel at peace, knowing that my mom reunited with my dad on his heavenly birthday. Other days, I wish I had just … Read more


Create A Safe Envirnoment For Your Kids to Express Their Feelings

Many kids feel afraid or worried about expressing their feelings,  especially when they feel anger or anxiety. If your child fears being judged or lectured, they might be reluctant to share their feelings and problems. Many children will internalize their worries, suffer from sleepless nights, endure knots in their tummies, and even have a hard … Read more


Releasing Guilt

Do you feel extreme guilt over every harsh comment, threat or action you chose because face it, every parent feels like a failure during those challenging times where you wonder “where the Hell did I go wrong?” So, I made a conscious effort to listen, be compassionate and trust that “this, too, shall pass” every … Read more


Letting Go of Parenting Expectations

Being a private tutor of my own tutoring business (since 1999) plus a former classroom teacher (1995 – 1999), I mistakenly thought I could tutor my daughter, discipline her by taking away privileges so she would be motivated to do what she “should” be doing in school.  I yelled and resorted to threats, once taking … Read more

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