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 affectionate...

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...