I live with all men. One's in his 50s, another is 18 (sigh), and the last is a 14-year-old who thinks he’s 20 sometimes. These boys started out so cute! And now they smell, track dirt, eat all my...
Dads are pretty special and celebrating them on Father's Day is always fun! My children love the tradition of wacky ties and handmade cards for their Dad. But in past years, as they've gotten older, they want to branch...
I'm a Youth Librarian so I am a bit biased about what I love. But if you haven't tried Young Adult Fiction, you are missing out! The characters are immensely complicated and their experiences complex (because let's face it,...
Validation is the simple but alarmingly difficulty task of observing, acknowledging, and accepting another person's point of view. To validate and accept their point of view doesn't mean that you necessarily agree with what they are saying. It means that...
Marriage Therapy: not just for adults! I am a big believer in therapy. Having someone guide me through my emotions helps me stay sane. I sat through close to three years of marriage therapy with my ex-husband and while ultimately...
It's daunting. A little frustrating. Totally overwhelming. But, it's time. For whatever reason, it's time to find a therapist for your child. Below are five tips for finding the best mental health therapist for your child.  Contact your...
It’s time to plan summer. Moms around the Seacoast are looking for meaningful, accessible, and affordable options for their teens to get away from screens and avoid the brain drain of summer. As a teen educator, adventurer, and mom...
With school vacation week upon us, most parents of school-aged children are mentally drumming up creative ways to spend the days. Museums are usually at the top of my list and with Boston so close, I would be foolish...
My kids may have hit the jackpot with their grandparents. I consider myself lucky in that both my parents are still alive, as are my husband's parents. In another stroke of luck, we live within driving distance (3-4 hours...
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn (21st century mindfulness guru), “Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” In other words, mindfulness is the practice of intentionally focusing on your current moment and not...

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