Parenting - Doing your best for your family & for you

January 16, 2020

"Study Nature. Love Nature.  Stay close to Nature.  It will never fail you." ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

This book is probably not much of a surprise: I love my green spaces, I love being outdoors.  And honestly, who wouldn't love to be surrounded by truffula trees? This...

January 10, 2020

This is probably one of my favorite books, and one I have used in many lessons.  In this book, The Lion and the Little Red Bird by Elisa Kleven, we meet two creatures who become improbable friends through their time together and a shared love of art.  The bird loves th...

January 2, 2020

During the month of January this year, I am going to share with you some of my favorite books and why I love them.  I don't have a fully formed list yet, but most likely, these books are going to be children's books.  Why? Because I love a well-formed tale with a lesso...

December 24, 2019

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dre...

December 19, 2019

I bet (if you have teenagers, or perhaps adults in avoidance-of-visiting-relatives mode) you have wondering at the amount of time one really should be on a screen over this holiday break.  I bet you may even have asked for the phone/ipad/laptop/etc to be be put away....

December 5, 2019

Did you know: the holiday season is one of the periods during a calendar year when those who are experiencing feelings of depression and angst actually feel the worst?  Watching others bask in the love and attention of family can amplify the feelings of loneliness or u...

November 28, 2019

Aren’t we lucky?


Every.single.day I get the opportunity to learn something new, or see something that amazes me, surprises me; each opportunity, I relish.  Every day I can have some sort of wonder, I really appreciate.  Learning something new is not only the chance you...

November 21, 2019

When counting our blessings and things to be grateful for, at the top of the list of most people is family.  We love those we love; we hold them dear.  We work fiercely to keep them safe and well.  Sometimes, though, these are the very people that drive us the most ins...

November 14, 2019

I suggested (and am forcing on you) focusing on gratitude this month.  We choose what we are thankful for, absolutely.  Sometimes, though, I feel like we overlook one of the most obvious places in which we might focus our gratitude: on our own efforts.  I want to talk...

October 31, 2019

We are at a very interesting and confounding point in our human evolution: Never before have edible items been so readily available.  At the same time, never before have diet-related diseases been the number cause of death. We have access - easy, ready access- to food,...

October 24, 2019

I read somewhere that the 15 habits or character traits that are most frequently noted for people who are considered to be ‘lucky’ are:

1.  They work harder.
2.  They complain less.
3.  They like to and are willing to teach others.
4.  They regularly...

October 17, 2019

Technically, one could say we are advancing as a society.  We have gadgets and gizmos galore, and we can read, shop, or chat at any given moment, in any location.  We can search any topic. We can call any point of the globe. We can connect.  Except, technically, we don...

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Susie is certified through The Parent Coaching Institute, whose graduates are dedicated to help parents focus on "amplifying the positive, appreciating the good, and valuing the possible in themselves and in their children."  http://www.thepci.org/findcoach/ug/brown-susie-csorsz