It seems as if every presidential election season is one to be survived, but the year 2020 seems like a particularly hard presidential election season. As a mental health clinician, here are my points on how I am choosing...
We all have things we don't like about parenting. For some, it may be doing all the crafts your kids like to do. For others, it might be packing school lunches. For me, my least favorite part about parenting is...
I drive down the road and see packed parking lots. I scroll social media and see pictures of birthday parties, girl's night out, and packed sporting events. You know what? It makes me mad.  I know it is fully my...
Hard to believe it is already the end of September. Even though each month seems like its been its own 365 days. I love September for many reasons, one of my daughter's birthdays, it starts everything-F-A-L-L!! And, because it...
Hey fam, I see you fighting the good fight. Speaking out against injustice, standing up for kids, researching and citing your sources, kicking butt, and taking names. Before the year was even halfway over, you had suited up for all...
Employee Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act During Covid-19 In Oklahoma, school has begun for some and the anxiety has set in.  As mothers, we try to convince ourselves that this school year is going to be as...
The shift to fully online education and A/B in-person scheduling has left many of us scrambling to find childcare options that can both keep our children safe and support their education. Several new options appear every day, including in-home...
This is my advice for this strange time we're living in and how to remain calm. Yes, Covid-19 is real and yes, it's dangerous. There's a lot that's unknown about it and we're learning about it as we go,...
We had so much hope about 2020. We all hoped it would be a great year, where we met goals, celebrated milestones, and improved our lives. Instead, the entire world has been thrown upside down. Not turned upside down...
Dear Weary Mom, As a mom, daughter, pediatric healthcare executive, and responsible citizen, I'm completely overwhelmed by COVID. So many roles. So many opinions. So many pressures to get it right and keep the family healthy. All of this stuff...
"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times..."  Wait... Did Charles Dickens write a book about a mammogram? Because that is the perfect description of a mammogram. I realize that I'm a complete and total weirdo. I...
The “new normal” is here. COVID-19 is not going anywhere, yet we are back to work with “business as usual” - even if it's anything but. We are navigating uncharted territory and sifting through a new set of rules...

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We're a year into the pandemic and, as much as we parents have had to upend our entire lives, our children have had to...