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If you know me, it goes without saying: I’m a worrier by nature. On a scale of 1-10, my average, casual anxiety level usually hangs out around a 7, ready to jump to an 8 or higher at any...
Lots of people shop around for pediatricians or gyms.  Some people don't realize that it is standard to shop around and interview your potential therapist. Why? Essentially, therapists have different styles. A good fit is important! Research shows that a good therapeutic...
As a high school student, I journaled often. Somewhere there's a box with tons of spiral-bound notebooks filled with a wide array of sagas including young love, breakups, friendship antics, cool parties, and dance team activities. I remember using...
This year has honestly been the roughest roads most kids have encountered.  Huge life changes, traditions canceled and holidays missed, kids and adults are carrying quite the load, and things can feel tough. Our newfound sanity saver has been journal...

A Peace of My Mind

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2020 continues to be a year of transformation in my life. As a wife, mother, and young woman. While all the chaos swirls around me, I find solace in small moments when I realize I am displaying growth. My latest...
I won't bore you with the story of a friendship that went sour. I'm not here to convince you that I was right, or that they were wrong. Most of us can admit that at some point we have felt...
Oh My Gosh, Did You Hear? It may seem innocent or maybe you are genuinely concerned, but the question of "Did you hear about..." can ignite a wildfire of gossip and false information. Even if it is being asked out...
It’s more than likely you’re looking forward to giving 2020 the boot, and 2021 couldn't get here any faster. Not so fast—before the year is over, there’s an opportunity to discover ways to ground yourself amidst uncertainty and change....

Car Space = Headspace

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Come to my house on the weekend, and you’re sure to hear music playing. Someone in the house has his or her favorite music blasting on every speaker. Give me a song from my past, and I am sure...
Times now are pretty tough. It has been a pretty exhausting year, and I can tell that majority of the people’s patience is treading on very thin ice. I know for me, some days I’ve completely shut down but I...
When my youngest daughter was smaller, I always knew that she walked to the beat of her own drum. ADHD is hereditary on her biological father’s side of the family, so I always knew there was a possibility that...
Dear Vianca, Guess who??? That’s right it’s me, your brain. I know you’ve got a lot going on, running your household, homeschooling, and being a small business owner, but please accept this letter as my formal resignation. I’m done. I’ve had enough. I’m...
Editor's Note :: This post is a raw and vulnerable look into the honest thoughts of one local mom as she navigates life and motherhood during a global pandemic. We recognize that your thoughts may look different than her...
Self-care is a lovely concept. Taking the time to care solely for yourself? Sounds sublime. Indulgent. And imaginary- that is, for really tired, busy moms. Moms do it all. Life-giver, personal assistant, provider, chef, cleaning lady, shopper, dresser, toy locater, hygiene supervisor,...