motherhood Archive

Behind the Scenes: Real. Super. Mom.

Real. Super. Mom.  For some reason people in general have the tendency to assume that what we see in photos or read about in the media is the whole story.  It is NEVER the whole story.  We

Why Kids Should Play with Baby Dolls (yes, even boys!) – a collaborative post with Mama OT and Playing with Words 365

I’m very excited to share that I have a collaborative post up today over at Mama OT!  Christie (Mama OT) who is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, Katie (Playing with Words 365) who is a speech therapist, and

Introducing “Home sweet home” – Happy Holidays in Happy Homes (a collaborative parenting series)

I am SO excited to introduce a new upcoming HAPPY PARENTING – series! Me and my blogging buddies Solgave & Angelique Felix.com-The Magic of Play want to bring you in the mood for Happy Holidays in a

Princesses Don’t Wear Socks … Reasons Why You Should Listen To Your Kids

Let me start out by reminding you about my 3 year old daughter, Honor.  She’s the one always wearing the princess clothes … The one that had a Princess Birthday Party … She has no doubt that

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2012

I’m a spoiled Momma!  My Mother’s Day was more like a Mother’s Long Weekend!!! Thursday – Honor came home with a present wrapped (in paper she had stamped herself!).  I opened it up to reveal … A

Keepsake Questions to ask kids on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, … or ANYDAY

A few years back I found this list of questions that are terrific as keepsake questions to ask kids on a Facebook note (if anyone knows the original source, PLEASE let me know!). What is something mom/dad

What to do with your Easter Bunny Photos

I’m a total sucker for cheesy, classic traditions to do with kids.  Ever since my first child was old enough (he was only a couple weeks old for his first Easter), we’ve been going to the mall

Parenting: It’s hard … and wonderful

 “The days are long, but the years are short.” “Parenting isn’t for the weak.” “Cleaning the house while the kids are home is like shoveling when it’s still snowing!” “Don’t you wish kids came with an instruction

Trusting Our Parental Instincts

One of the hardest parts of being a parent is the constant onslaught of commentary from relatives, friends, total strangers, and the media on how WE should be a parent.  As if we didn’t second-guess ourself almost

Simple Limit Setting

A three step sequence of stating the limit, giving a warning, and enforcing the consequence can be used in a child-centered play therapy session … this simple limit setting model is also a GREAT to use CONSISTENTLY

Balancing Being a Therapist & a New Mom: Questions from a Therapist Mom-To-Be

I’m doing a little bit of freaking out about all I have to do and plan before the baby comes.  How long would you recommend taking off for maternity leave? I can’t afford to take any time

Filling My Bucket

I TRULY love being a mom more than anything else in the world.  I also love my role as wife.  And love my job as a psychologist.  I love being able to help, care for, inspire, nurture.