Happy New Year! Not to be nosy, but how are you feeling about it so far? I hope your answer isn’t “overwhelmed,” “frustrated,” and/or “exhausted.” In case it is, however, I have a bit of been-there-done-that perspective to offer. With my clients, I often hesitate to broach the topic of elevated expectations, lofty resolutions, and amplified ambitions right at the … [Read more...] about 2022 – How To Choose The Path You Want To Follow
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College is the best four years of your life (at least, theoretically). It’s about freedom, independence, and eating cold pizza for breakfast just because you can. It’s our first foray into the “real world,” which is pretty exciting, but for parents, I suppose it can be a little frightening to watch the nest empty out. Hi. My name is April and this fall, I’ll be a college … [Read more...] about Ground Rules for Parental College Visits
Motherhood can be a dream. Nothing compares to welcoming your own children into the world, to watching them take their first steps, to hearing their first words, to seeing them make friends, go to school, graduate, begin their careers, start families of their own... Motherhood can also be a nightmare. Nothing is more agonizing than watching your children hurt, bullied, or in … [Read more...] about A Matter of Life: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Did you know that having an abnormally high or low thyroid can cause you to miscarry and wreak havoc on your body? January is Thyroid Awareness Month? I thought talking about how vital our thyroid is to our body functions, including pregnancy, would be a great way to start the year off. One of the first things that I tell new clients is to have a blood test to check their … [Read more...] about Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
My kids are noisy. I mean - noisy. Before full-scale isolation, I could at least get some ‘downtime’ when they went off with their friends, or to school, or work, or university, or to their dad’s place. But with isolation, the rules have changed, and we are all once again living on top of each other. It kind of made sense for my kids to be all over me when they were 4, 3, and … [Read more...] about It’s Time For Working Moms To Put Themselves First