Is Your Relationship Worth It?

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Ever wonder whether the relationship you're in is worth the trouble?  Worth the fights, the arguments, the crying?  On one hand, you love your significant other. On the other hand, when things get rough, they get really rough.  What do you do?  How do you know? Check out this latest article at http://www.blogher.com/your-relationship-worth-it to read more about it. And, as always, contact us to find out how we can help you with exactly this kind of situation!
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Time Management for Busy Moms and Others

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Life in the modern era has become more and more of a sophisticated juggling act. Time management skills have become increasingly important: work, family, leisure, health – managing all our responsibilities is no easy feat. And if you have kids, well, it’s like having more balls to juggle and fewer hands! How do we learn to manage our time when there are so many people demanding it – including ourselves? Step one is prioritizing. You have to know yourself and what’s important to you. For some people, exercising three times a week is a non-negotiable; for others, it’s an ideal to meet one day...
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Therapy for Women

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Why a post on therapy for women?  Is therapy somehow different for women than for men?  Do they face different issues? The answer is yes and no. Certainly the problems we help clients with are universal: anxiety, depression, loneliness, heartbreak, self-control, self-esteem, and more. But often these manifest differently in men and women, just as recent research has shown that physical ailments, such as heart attacks, manifest differently in men and women. Our psyches are no less different than our bodies. For instance, Terry Real has written extensively about how men often experience de...
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Organizational Tip: Moving Day

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I just moved to a new house, and not unexpectedly, it threw my whole “practical home management” groove way out of whack. There are many things I still can’t find, I am getting used to the new places where everything goes, and there are boxes upon boxes yet to be unpacked. However, I did implement one extraordinarily helpful tactic which I’d like to share with you for anyone who finds themselves moving sometime in the future, namely: all the things that I knew I would need right away I packed in a suitcase and brought it with me. WOW! What a help that was! Now, certainly there were certain ite...
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Why Moms Get Nothing Done

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Have you seen this video yet? This entertaining video gone viral by Story of This Life is generating a lot of conversation – over 3 million views on YouTube as of this writing! Many Moms out there LOL when they watch this video, recognizing the can’t-get-anything-done scenario and laughing at their own frustration. There’s no doubt that this is a cute little toddler! Some folks are posting their own pictures of that triumphant toddler who has taken over Mom’s home domain with making such a mess; others comment that Moms need to come up with some other solutions than letting the toddler ...
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Make it Holiday NOT A Holler-day

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Are you sitting there feeling overwhelmed with all the things you want to get done for the holidays. In fact you may be running around hollering at the fact that there is not enough time, your kids are messing things up, or that the stores are out of what you need. Now my guess is that this is not a fun or happy way to spend the holidays. If you are planning to host a holiday party and are feeling stressed out, here are a few ideas of how to lower your stress level, and all you need is a pen and paper to start with.   Write down your goal: Remembering that the goal of the holida...
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Does My Mommy Have Two Mommies?

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Adoption is not just an event in the life of a person; it is on ongoing reality in the life of a whole family. The adoption experience does not begin or end with the adopted child, rather, it is an experience that touches many people, some for a moment, some for a lifetime. A friend recently shared with me a story that depicts this point.  She had adopted several children, and one of her granddaughters, a preschooler, asked my friend’s mother, “Does my mommy have two mommies?”  This little girl’s grandmother gave an answer that was both sensitive and insightful. She responded that “My daugh...
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Playdates Made Easy

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This article made me both laugh and cry out loud! Becoming a mother brings children, mess, a larger wardrobe, and fewer friends.  For people (like me) who thrive on social interaction and friendship, making time for social interaction is vital for our sanity.  And it can be done - once you recognize that it is a priority above, say, a spotless carpet.  Forgive yourself for a messy home and an overpriced meal at a restaurant so that you can recharge yourself to properly do the job of being a parent! http://www.kveller.com/blog/parenting/playdates-made-easy-with-this-convenient-form-for-moms/...
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Positive parenting won’t make up for yelling, insulting

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I thought this was a powerful article on positive parenting about the effect we as parents have on our children. Check it out: Young adults who had been criticized, insulted or threatened by a parent growing up were more likely to be anxious or depressed, in a new study. Even when the same or another parent expressed plenty of affection, researchers found the apparent harmful effects of having a verbally aggressive mother or father persisted... http://news.yahoo.com/positive-parenting-wont-yelling-insulting-212707632.html Learn more about our parenting classes here.  
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