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Summer Sanity Savers

At the best of times, summers can be times of high expectations, which can result in stress and frustration. We want you to have as joyous and relaxing a summer as possible. To help you out, here are 5 proven summer sanity savers from the Great Parenting Simplified coaching team!

My year with grief

Grief isn’t always straightforward. It can sometimes be riddled with conflicting emotions. I’ve learned that my relationship with my mom didn’t end when she died. I have been able to heal our relationship even with her gone. Here is my year of grief.

Mother’s Day Blues

Does Mother’s Day give you mixed feelings? I share about my 4 pregnancies and 2 births below because I can relate.

Do you find yourself sad, resentful, and/or disappointed on this special day meant for celebrating mothers? It’s OK to have those feelings. It’s OK to find joy and grief on this day.

How to gain momentum in 2021

Wow 2020 has been a wild and crazy year for most of us. How can we make 2021 a little more promising? Well a lot may be out of our control but we really do have control over some things and our mindset is one of those. One way to help with a more positive mindset is to have some momentum.

Momentum is one of the keys to getting to more of what you want in your life. It’s often hardest to get momentum started.

A Little Less Hallmark, a Little More Charlie Brown

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations, the music and the special holiday events, the baking and the wrapping, the excitement and the anticipation. And most of all, I love the feeling of hope and goodwill that permeates the very air around us, the heightened expression of love and kindness to each other and the renewed commitment to have more compassion in our hearts.

But my relationship to Christmas is conflicted. As much as I love it, it also makes me sad.

Five Tips to Making this Holiday Great Despite the Ongoing Challenges

Do you have mixed feelings when you think of the holidays this year?

Unfortunately, the holidays can be such a stressful time for moms! Yet so much of what causes us stress, isn’t what makes the holidays special anyway. That’s why I am sharing five tips to making this holiday your best one ever despite what may be going on in our world right now.