Moms Plan, God Laughs

Yesterday morning should have been perfect. I had it all organized, down to the minute. I planned to get a walk-in blowout right after I dropped off the kids, to get myself prepped for shooting some video. It could actually work if we were on schedule. If we could...

The Key To Happiness For Special Needs Moms

I turned 50 this week. On Tuesday, to be specific. And I had THE BEST DAY! Why? Because I decided, as the self-caring, mentally-healthy mom that it has taken me YEARS to become, to give the day to myself. But let me give you some of the back story… After my son...

The #1 Mistake Special Needs Moms Make

I went three years without getting my eyes checked. Recently, I went six months without replacing a foggy left contact lens. This week, on Rosh Hashanah, I had to leave temple – dragging my family with me – to go to an eye doctor because my foggy left contact lens had...

Working Mom’s Rant

Here’s the thing: I try harder than anything to be a great mom. I make my kids homemade food that is healing (I hope) and tastes good (most of the time). I insist on Family Dinner (most nights). I sew with my son when I really don’t want to (which is...

Healing Siblings

Moments like this make it all worthwhile. This morning at breakfast, my 11-year-old, Alina, said, “Mom, I had a bad dream. I dreamt that I failed my Taekwondo test on Wednesday. I felt terrible.” I replied, “Oh, that sounds so upsetting, sweetheart. Why don’t you talk...

Learning From My Mistakes Rather Than Hating Myself

      This morning, I was on the phone with my husband, when my 11-year-old, Alina, suddenly ran in, screaming, “Mom! Mom! Stark ran away! I don’t know where he is! I’m so scared! We’ve got to go find him!” Stark is our puppy, a gentle and extremely...

Doctor + Health Coach = SUCCESS!

One of my clients wrote me an email today, saying this: “Thanks very much for our session. I got a lot of ideas, but my biggest lightbulb was your comment about a health coach versus a doctor, which has allowed me to give myself a break from trying to figure...

Top 3 Tips for Back To School Week

I’m really sad my kids are going back to school this week. I loved hanging out with them all summer. Everything was so relaxed, like we were living in the Bahamas, and the pace had slowed from 90 MPH to 20. I LOVED IT. I didn’t have to prep the night...

A Worldwide Movement to Heal Our Kids

I had the honor and delight of interviewing Beth Lambert this morning. Beth is the Executive Director of Epidemic Answers, an organization that educates the public about the epidemic of chronic illnesses affecting our youth, and helps parents find solutions for...

Autism Recovery: A Clarification

I recently placed some Facebook ads about my practice, in which I used the phrase “Autism Recovery.” I received numerous appreciative and positive responses.  I also received several angry comments, decrying my use of the word “recovery,” and...