“F-You,” came the shocking words flung in anger from her 12 year old son. It was the first time his mom had heard words like that come out of his mouth.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in that “tired of parenting” space. Homework that even I don’t understand, or an attitude that makes me want to do something that I would most definitely regret, or undone chores, or a bedroom that needs to be condemned can drive any parent to a place […]
Excusing herself from a Saturday morning brunch, Erin pretended a headache and left in a hurry. As she got to her car she found herself shaking so much that she was having trouble finding the right key to open the car door. Gasping for air and holding back tears, she finally found the right one […]
This is a hard post to write. As I sit here contemplating what to say to those of you who are at a place where you think it is time to kick your kid out because of behavior issues, I hope you’ll read last week’s blog before this one. My prayer is that if there […]
My heart breaks for parents who are struggling with their teens. Most have us have had those fleeting thoughts of “I just wish they would move out”, but we quickly come to our senses. Sometimes we think that it would be easier if they were gone, but we know deep down that they aren’t ready […]
This has been a really rough week for me. It was the two year anniversary of my daughter’s death and I’ll admit that her passing will forever leave a scar on my heart. Over the last 13 years I’ve spent countless hours coaching moms who are are lost in the quagmire of disbelief in what […]