Motherhood & Family

Life in the ‘hood

5 Ways to prevent parenting burnout

5 Ways to prevent parenting burnout

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting. ~William Shakespeare, (Henry V, 2.4.74-75) Why do so many people seem to unravel after […]

3 Tips for encouraging your child’s communication, productivity, and financial literacy skills

3 Tips for encouraging your child’s communication, productivity, and financial literacy skills

Parents hope their kids will develop into productive, confident adults. There are very specific strategies that increase the odds of making that hope a reality. […]

10 Positive family communication rules for your home

10 Positive family communication rules for your home

Our words have the power to build our loved ones up and guide our communications in the right direction, or they can have the opposite […]

How to put your kids (or grandkids) on the fast track to success

How to put your kids (or grandkids) on the fast track to success

Working with adults (as well as children and teens) for many years I have noticed that there are just a few primary struggles that most […]

Practical ways to instill accountability in kids

Practical ways to instill accountability in kids

In my experience as a social worker, I often see parents who do not instill accountability in their kids. Being accountable is so much more […]

In times of tragedy, keep your kids close (by letting go of control)

In times of tragedy, keep your kids close (by letting go of control)

Social media and consumer marketing tells us that if we do this, take that, wear this, and buy that, we will be happy. Similarly, rewards […]

Parent’s guide to greater mindfulness

Parent’s guide to greater mindfulness

Every year, I attend a celebration at a culture center in my neighborhood. It’s one of my favorite days filled with music, dancing, art, and […]

50 Tips from one mom to her son

50 Tips from one mom to her son

  1.   Never take good friends for granted. Friends are the family you choose. When their hearts break, yours will too. When they triumph, […]