Category: Overworked and Overstressed Parents

Torie Henderson

Stress Eating with Kwavi Abeygaye

Episode #70 Stress Eating under lockdown with Kwavi Agbeyegbe Question of the Day: “I AM DOING BOOTCAMP-RUNNING AND HIIT- EXERCISES ON MY TREADMILL-EXERCISING WAY MORE THAN I DID WHEN I WAS TEACHING 1ST GRADE FULL TIME BUT I AM STILL GAINING WEIGHT.  I EAT HEALTHY BUT WHEN I TRY TO FOLLOW WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING … Read more…

Torie Henderson

I can’t stand to watch my family relax

Question of the Day: Episode #69 – I can’t stand watching my family relax! “Help, Torie! I have turned into a mom nobody likes being around, including myself. My husband is furloughed, my kids (11 and 13) are doing some sort of half-assed online learning, and I am going NUTS! I cannot STAND to see … Read more…

Torie Henderson

Stages of quarantine-mom-burnout

Stages of Quarantine Mom Burnout Episode #66   Stage #1 Denial – This won’t last long or This is going to be GREAT!  I’ll clean out the basement, plant a garden, repaint the kid’s rooms, do some yoga videos, it’s going to be GREAT!   Stage #2 Life Simplified – There is some adjustment but … Read more…

Torie Henderson

Feeling appreciated, even with a critical spouse

Episode # 64  I want to feel appreciated – coaching session Do you struggle to feel like your spouse really appreciates all the work you do? Are you a stay-home mom but feel like you have to “pull your weight”. Working really hard to do everything right, thinking you haven’t EARNED self-care? Then this episode … Read more…

Burnout mom
Torie Henderson

Just go to bed already so I can get some peace!

I get home from a long day at work. After commuting home in bumper to bumper traffic, I am exhausted. I pull into my driveway and begin my second job: trying to get my kids fed, cleaned, and into bed. If they would just do everything I say, then I could relax. But they don’t. … Read more…

How do I help my “differently wired” kid make friends

Today’s Topic: How Do I Help My “Differently Wired” Kid? Here to help me answer this question is Debbie Reber, author of Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World   Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a website, top … Read more…