Do you feel so stressed out just thinking about the holidays and your family? Maybe you have one family member who wants the entire family together. But, then you have the brother who insists that every family member wear a mask at all times. …and maybe your aunt believes that the extra carbon dioxide from the mask is worse than the actual disease but it’s ok, she’ll just sit alone… outside… all by herself. And then your kids who don’t understand why they can’t see Grandma and their cousins. Every holiday season can be stressful when dealing with loved ones, but this one seems especially tumultuous due to so many factors. READ: How to recover from mom burnout (without taking a bubble bath) We are so excited to be welcoming back Dr. Sheryl Ziegler to our podcast! She offers us real support on how we can navigate these difficult times with our loved ones and come out stronger on the other side. We discuss everything from how to have real conversations, while honoring what makes us love one another. As well as how to bring on the games and fun times and maybe not bring on so much wine! 😉 Dr. Ziegler holds a Doctorate of Psychology and is a Registered Play Therapist, Author of Mommy Burnout™, TEDx Speaker, Podcast Host of Dr. Sheryl’s Podcouch, Media Contributor, Consultant and Entrepreneur. Her mission is to create a community and have a greater influence on the mental health crisis currently facing this country. READ: Managing Sibling Fights (Without Being the Ref) Resources We Shared: No Guilt Mom (JoAnn’s Birthday Week) Dr. Sheryl Ziegler Start With The Talk Mommy Burnout book Dr. Sheryl’s Podcouch Download the Transcript here The best mom is a happy mom. To better take care of you, download our No Guilt Mom mindset here . These reminders will help you second guess less, and feel more confidence every day in your parenting.
When your emotional cup is empty, you feel stressed to the max and have nothing left for anyone else in your life. No one benefits from that mama! So listen up- this episode gives you permission to let yourself get away and release that stress.
Today we are joined by Shana O’Mara of The Pixie Planner. Shana is a mom who travels often and she shares why you need to enjoy some mom-only adventures, while giving you practical tips on how to do it AND not have your kids feel left out!
Tweens are hard. They are navigating a world between childhood and those pre-adulthood years (the dreaded teens!), and Middle School isn’t really a place that many of us would be excited to go back to anytime soon! But good news! We have help! Phyllis Fagell talks with us today about the 10 key skills your tween needs to THRIVE, and how parents can help!
How will you be able to celebrate the holidays this year with so many things uncertain? Will the holidays still be fun and family-focused even if we can’t go see our family or have our regular traditions?
Simple. We can look to the past to “find the fun” this upcoming holiday season!
We discuss with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, what the misbehaviors really are caused by, and what we can do to stop those behaviors and teach our children better.
Every day feels like a fight. Whether you ask your kids to pick up their shoes off the floor, to go get dressed for school, or simply to come join the family for dinner. It often feels like our kids simply don’t listen to us! But if we did just 3 simple things, we would see much different results.
To many of us, the phrase “body image” is like saying the “B” word- it’s a nasty derogatory thing. But it doesn’t have to be, and it shouldn’t be! So let’s take it back and show your kids how you are a Body Positive Mom!
Have you ever heard the phrase “You get more done, doing nothing at all”? No? Well, you will after today. It turns out that sometimes, being busy- can be almost a bad word.
We all feel mom guilt, but add chronic illness to that and it becomes almost unbearable.
In this podcast, we talk with our friends about what it’s like mommying with chronic illness, discuss how it’s impacted them, and what we can do to help support them.
2020 has been a never ending source of stress for many of us. And when we are stressed, empathy is difficult to muster. What does that mean for our kids? Dr. Michele Borba, an educational psychologist , author and parenting expert shares simple things we can do to raise an empathetic kid in an all-about-me world.