Saying goodbye can be difficult for all of us. The thought of not seeing someone we care about can be painful as well as distressing. When I think about this topic, I immediately think about toddlers being dropped off at pre-school, only to have a meltdown as the caretaker says goodbye and leaves the classroom. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why Saying Goodbye Is Hard for the Adopted
“When you’re good to yourself, you’re good to me. So now and then, have a day away. Buy a gift for yourself, I’ll share it too, for your feelings flow out to me.” -Ruth Reardon, Listening To The Littlest Summer is halfway over and fall is peeking around the corner. Eventually, school will start again […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Importance of Self Care for Parents
Everyone has a cold. Most of you, your children and/or your colleagues, friends and family are all back to school, activities, or work and daycare full-time. Germs are flying. You may notice you have less energy as the days get shorter, and your stress levels are starting to build. How do you keep yourself healthy […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How Do I Stay Healthy This Fall?
Saying good-bye to the summer is hard for all of us! Packed with cookouts, visitors, road trips, camps, beach days and play dates galore, leaving the beach and the relaxed days of warm weather is not easy. These lazy summer weekends and vacations will all soon be a memory. New starts can be difficult for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 5 Ways to Help your Adopted Child Transition to a New School Year
This winter has been brutal and we still have a ways to go. I don’t know about you but the it is really starting to get to me! There is the physical aspect – the endless shoveling, cleaning off your car, waiting for the train that never shows up, sitting in traffic! Then there is […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How To Combat The Winter Blues