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mom guilt, mental health,

Overcoming Mom Guilt Using the “RAIN” Technique

The thing about guilt, and this could be mom guilt or any other type of guilt, is that it’s not a real emotion. Guilt is an interpretation. What does that mean exactly? Typically guilt...
anger, mental health

Mental Health Check-In: What to do With Anger 

Take a moment to reflect on the messages that you have about anger. How are you supposed to feel anger? What are you supposed to be angry about? We often grow up thinking that...
sexual assault

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Where is that important chapter in my What to Expect When You’re Expecting book? The one that tells me what to expect in my pregnancy and postpartum journey as a victim of sexual assault? When the...

Dos and Don’ts for Dads Who Want to Get Some on Valentine’s Day

Sex on Valentine's Day!!! Now that I have your attention, let’s get down to business. This one’s for the Dads! We’ve got it and you want it. So who better to show you just...

A Survivor’s Guide to Being on a Ventilator

A great deal of attention is being paid to the use of ventilators in treating patients who are seriously ill with COVID-19. The number of people recovering from intubation is increasing every day. I...

How to Love Our Kids When We Don’t Like Them

We love our kids, of course, but how do we navigate those in-between moments when we don’t like them very much? You know the ones—the moments when they’re tantruming/misbehaving/not even close to listening/screaming/fill in...

Taking Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

It’s December! We’ve made it to the end of 2020. For some it has probably felt like it has taken a few years to get here, and while the holiday season is typically stressful...

VOTE Today!

Every time I see this mural, I feel empowered. Empowered because I live in a country that allows my voice to be heard. My one little voice. I used to believe that one vote...

Michigan’s Top 5 Fall Foliage Scenic Drives

Fall has officially arrived and Michigan has the perfect scenery for it. Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to cross day trips off the calendar. It's still the best way to...

Are You Being Bullied By Your Child?

October 21, 2020 is National Unity Day. Many people are wearing orange in support of anti-bullying efforts. Check out PACER for more information. We've all heard about, or maybe encountered, a bully in our lives....