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Five things to think about before you set a New Year’s Resolution

I love a fresh start. I love the potential and possibilities that January 1st brings. Before you set your new year’s resolutions for 2016, think about these five things to set yourself up for sustainable success that lasts past February. Reflect on 2015. Nobody likes doing this but it’s a valuable first step. Take a … Read more…

Do you get the “Christmas Crazies”?

I just assumed that all Moms go crazy at Christmastime. That OVERWHELM is the default mental state if you are raising children in December. It never dawned on me that it was an OPTION. I was out walking my dog, trying to regain sanity while my brain popped like popcorn: “gift for teacher”, “toy for toy drive”, … Read more…

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How to get your life in flow

It was a tough day at my son’s volleyball tournament. Something was off. The team wasn’t gelling. You couldn’t point to one player or one problem, but they were not “in the zone” and we all knew it. During the last game, something clicked. Suddenly everything was working, the players were quick, effective, and enjoying … Read more…

Are you diversified?

Normally it’s financial planners who are telling us to “diversify our portfolios” but it’s also a good idea when it comes to maintaining sanity as a parent. It’s risky to put all your money in one investment, just in case it doesn’t do well. We diversify our investments to ensure our financial success. If we … Read more…

Do you get party anxiety?

Twas the dawn of Thanksgiving and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The coffee was brewing, the fridge full of food, this Mommy was dreaming of feeding her brood. With visions of Pinterest and culinary delights, the Thanksgiving table would be quite a sight. Pretty place settings with … Read more…

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I could never do that

“After studying your son’s symptoms, medical history and test results, I think the only way he’s going to be able to heal his body is by completely eliminating gluten and sugar.” As my son’s doctor is explaining the plan to me, the only thing I can think is “I could never do that.” Over the … Read more…

do selfies create narcissistic kids

Do selfies make kids narcissistic?

Today’s parents are wondering if kids focus too much on taking selfies, becoming famous, and how many likes and followers they have, can it make them into self-obsessed, narcissistic children? There hasn’t been a lot of research done on the effects of selfies and social media on adolescent development but it’s fair to say that … Read more…

Are you busy, but bored?

Dear Torie, I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I love my life. I have everything I always wanted but I feel like something is missing. Sure, more money would be nice or a cleaner house, but I know deep down that’s not the problem. The things I used to enjoy just aren’t doing it … Read more…

Your kids are perfect, with lots of room for improvement.

Remember when your baby was 5 months old and would wake up fussing in the middle of the night. You would stumble in there grumpy as heck with your tattered pajamas, one eye barely peeking out from your crazy bed head, only to have your baby grin the biggest most admiring smile you have ever … Read more…

10 Powerful Questions

5 Questions every morning to give you clarity and intention.
5 Questions every evening to give you satisfaction and gratitude.

This is the best way to get you in the driver’s seat of your life.