Category: SuperMom is Getting Tired

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…

Embarrassed by my children’s appearance

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’s appearance . I look at … Read more…

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

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 … Read more…

Do I need boundaries for my nocturnal teen?

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 … Read more…

Dreading a device filled summer 

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 … Read more…