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This is How We Let Go Senior Year

  115 Wednesdays: Where I count down until Jordan goes to college - or work- or whatever... It's 9pm-ish, I'm in the kitchen, doing dishes, pretending to be busy but really, I'm hovering... like, I just want to be near him but not in his space. Thoughts are...

How To Stop Yelling At My Kids

Here's the background to this anger Question and Answer video.... Moms often ask if I'll take parenting questions. I've been really hesitant to take questions because what's almost always true is that there's so much more to the story than one question. Case in point:...

First Steps to Letting Go in Senior Year

  This is a part of a series where I'm letting go of Jordan. I used to say it was how many Wednesdays until he went to college... but it's APRIL and he still hasn't decided about college yet. (silently trying to not pull hair out...I'm going to trust... I'm going...

When There’s Just Going To Be Conflict With A Teen

  UGH! Conflict with a teen! This was a week where conflict was inevitable. As I discuss in the video Jordan is going through a stage called Individuation. Long story short, he's pulling away from me, and conflict is one of the ways that happens. And, I've been...

My Real Life Conversation with Jordan

This 115 Wednesdays is where I truly have NO idea what we'll talk about. My intent was to give a marker to this week, and ask Jordan for his side, since I'm often the one giving my side. He discusses what it's like to have deadlines, and decisions about colleges, and...

Momagamous -The Year I Committed to Motherhood and Not Dating

  Momagamous Definition: Committing to being a mother instead of dating. As a tribute to 115 Wednesdays this video is an honest look at why I’m not dating right now and choosing to “just” be a mom instead. NO judgements on anyone doing anything differently. Just...

Momifesto: Free Excerpt from the Introduction

...excerpt from the introduction to Momifesto: A Manifesto of 9 Practices for Phenomenal Moms. ...this is in honor of the women on my ezine list from over 10 countries that cannot download or order this book. We are with you. Whether it's the brillian women who find...

Guilt-Free Sanity and When To Worry About Yourself

How to Take Care of Yourself Guilt-Free Being mom stretches the very core of our self-concept and identity. We don't even recognize ourselves at times and we don't have time to be the parts we remember (fun, spontaneous, artsy, etc.). It's essential that we carve tiny...

That Time He Wanted to Go to a Nightclub

I've always wondered what it's like to have a senior in high school. Moms were always so vague... and counting days for the kids to graduate. Obviously the kids were growing up into adults right in front of them and I wanted to know things like What's it like? How do...

When You’re Not A “Kid Person” and You Have a Kid

I swear I thought this was just me. Until I've heard it many other times. The other night a friend admitted what no mom ever says out loud, but I bet 75% of us have thought at least one time before our child was 8. It's beyond self-doubt, or just a rough day, or maybe...