Category: Overworked and Overstressed Parents

Fed up with continuous disappointment

Episode 116 – Fed up with continuous disappointment Question of the Day: Dear Torie,  I AM. SO. DONE. with frickin’ COVID.  I don’t want to be one of those people who complains on social media so I thought I’d complain here so you can make something productive come out of it.  In the big picture … Read more…

I’m always last on my list

I’m always last on my list Episode #114 – I’m always last on my list Question of the Day: Dear Torie, There are things I want to do that are important to me, but I can’t seem to follow through on them. For example, I want to exercise more regularly. I know that it makes … Read more…

The begging and pleading is wearing me down

Episode #112 – My kid’s begging and pleading is wearing me down. Question of the Day My 8 year old has an unhealthy relationship with screen time and video games. He’s a great kid, very active, competitive, a math whiz and knows it. He is constantly trying to get access to video games but especially … Read more…

Annoyed and Irritated? Why that’s important

 Dear Torie So….my pre-teen just pointed out that every time I have to drive him somewhere, I act annoyed. (which annoyed me). My teenager piggy backed on that saying I’m ALWAYS mad and yelling at her to pick up her things and do her chores. (which irritated me). My partner joined in saying he can’t … Read more…

I feel bad for not playing with my kids

Episode #105 Question of the  Day:   Dear Torie,  I feel bad for not playing with my kids. They are super cute 5 and 8 year olds who happily live in the moment. I would love to be more like them. When they ask me to play, I TRY to say yes, but either I … Read more…

Why do I sabotage myself?

Episode 98: Why do I sabotage myself? Dear Torie,  I have this evening routine that really works for me. Once the kids are down for the night, I put music on while I tidy up the kitchen. Then, I light a candle, do some relaxing yoga, meditate and then read until I fall asleep. When … Read more…

How much energy do you spend trying to prove you are good?

Episode #94  is everything I wish I had known before I became a mom. I was happy. I loved my kids and being a mom. But the anxiety, fatigue, irritability and chronic pain told me there was more going on beneath the surface that needed my attention. As I learned more about life coaching and … Read more…