Category: Life Coaching for Parents

How to help my homesick college freshman

Homesick College Freshman Episode #140  My College Freshman Wants to Move Back Home. How do I help him?  Question of the Day: Dear Torie  My son is a freshman in college, living in the dorms and struggling as many do. He’s a few states away but has been home twice already to visit. Classes and … Read more…

How Less Stuff Makes Us Happier

How Less Stuff Makes Us Happier Interview with Krista Lockwood, founder of Motherhood Simplified  With the frenzie of Black Friday shopping behind us, but more consuming ahead of us, now is the perfect time to hear from Krista Lockwood from Motherhood Simplified. Krista is a mom of 5 who teaches other moms how to de-clutter … Read more…

Taming the Holiday Crazies

Taming the Holiday Crazies Episode #138 – Taming the Holiday Crazies… BEFORE they begin! Are the feasts and festivities of the holiday season guaranteed to drive you bonkers? When your to-do list triples this time of year, does your stress level triple along with it? Don’t let the holiday hassles weigh you down. Listen to … Read more…

Living with Constant Criticism

Living with constant Criticism Episode #137 – Living with a teen who is constantly criticizing me. Question(s) of the Day: Dear Torie, I understand it’s normal for teenagers to think they know everything and that their parents are old fashioned and out of touch with reality, but living with constant criticism is something I didn’t … Read more…

How to get your kids to go to bed on time

Are you doing the Back to School Happy Dance! YEAH!!  woo-hoo! via GIPHY But oh my what a pain it is to get kids to go to bed at night, so they can be on time for school in the morning. Last spring, I wrote a blog about how to get kids out of bed … Read more…

Staying optimistic in a negative world

After spending time at my vision board party last weekend, and the march for human rights this weekend, I am filled with positivity and optimism for the future. But just like anytime you feel really joyful and happy, that little doubt-filled, scary feeling shortly follows. As I was walking the streets with a crowd oozing … Read more…