Category: SuperMom is Getting Tired

“I don’t have time to relax!” How go, go, go leads to chronic pain

Episode #134 Interview with Betsy Jensen “I don’t have time to relax.”  “I’m exhausted but struggle to fall asleep” “I wake up feeling anxious”  “I try to relax but it doesn’t work.” “If I take a break more work will pile up later.” “I can’t relax because I have too much to do.” If any … Read more…

Embarrassed by my children’s appearance

Episode #133  Embarrassed by my children’s appearance   Question of the Day:  I’m glad this post is anonymous because I’m embarrassed to admit this but I want to get it off my chest and I think you will help me.  I’m embarrassed by my children. I look at moms posting photos on Instagram of their … Read more…

How do you know you are doing enough as a mom?

Episode #131  How do you know you are doing enough as a mom?  I am overall very satisfied and fulfilled with my life but I wish I could be more patient and kind. I’ve had a lot of family time this summer, much of it wonderful, but I find myself getting snappy and irritable with … Read more…

Do I need boundaries for my nocturnal teen?

Boundaries for a teen who won’t get a summer job and sleeps all day. Episode #130 Question of the Day:  My college kid is home for the summer and I’m struggling to know what boundaries I should have in place. She’s 19, very responsible, but she sleeps until 1:00pm and stays out late with her … Read more…

Dreading a device filled summer 

Episode 124: “I need a summer survival guide I can stick to.” Question of the Day: Dear Torie, Summer is coming and I can already anticipate my kids wanting nothing but to sit on their devices all day. Without the structure the school year provides, there is just too much down time and in my … Read more…

No matter how much I give, they still want more

Episode #123 “No matter how much I give, they still want more.”    Question of the Day: “I’ve given my 3 daughters everything. I think I’ve been a good mom and they tell me so. I know I’m very lucky that my 3 adolescent daughters love me so much and still want to be with … Read more…

Raising a VERY challenging child into adulthood.

From difficult child to successful adult When you’ve got a child who is A LOT harder to raise than the average kid, listening to parenting podcasts and experts can be SUPER frustrating.  None of the advice seems geared towards you. You feel lonely and isolated, feeling like people just don’t get it. The amount of … Read more…