“How to Talk About Today’s Current Events”

“How to Talk About Today’s Current Events”

It’s now been almost one week since our Capitol, and our democracy, were attacked by MAGA/trump supporting white supremacists. As a life long news junkie, and someone who now works from home like many of you, I spent hours glued to my television watching the...
The Holidays are Here. Good-bye 2020!

The Holidays are Here. Good-bye 2020!

As we head towards the end of 2020, and look forward to next year, we can see that the first half of 2021 is going to look pretty similar to what life looks like now. We will continue to wear masks every time we leave our homes, we will wash our hands often, we will...
Our Pandemic Life Goes on…Please Stay Safe

Our Pandemic Life Goes on…Please Stay Safe

Last night, my husband and I ate at our favorite Mexican restaurant; we sat outside under a heat lamp, at least 10′ from the closest table, and everyone wore a mask, except while eating. It felt fairly safe as we were doing the most important things all of us...
10 Creative Communication Ideas for Older Kids

10 Creative Communication Ideas for Older Kids

Many of you already know my basic communication tips, such as listening more than talking, being empathetic, and talking at the dinner table or at bedtime. Here are some additional tips, many of which are more appropriate for older kids. But it’s never too early...