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Hello Friends, If you’re like me, you’re a little bummed that 2021 hasn’t gotten the message yet that it’s supposed to be better. We were all hoping for a magical 2021 and to rid ourselves of 2020 – to put it behind us and say, “Sayonara!” Well…it ain’t happenin’ yet. So, what’s a person to […]

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Find YOUR Pacer

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  Hello Friends, Welcome to 2021! I know you know the movie Frozen and I REALLY KNOW that you’ve heard the theme song, “Let it Go” ad nauseum. But the other day, I was forced to listen to it while working out and the words actually hit me deeply. Take a look, and (if you’re […]

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Let It Go 🎵

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  Hello Friends, Here’s a brief video message from me wishing you Happy Holidays! Take a peek then join me in 2021 in the most meaningful way for you. To find an amazing village of loving parents, join my Facebook group here. To dive deeper into parenting and get practical tools from Dr. Amy, sign up […]

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Happy Holidays

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Hello Friends, I have a Christmas request for you. But first I wanted to touch base about our kids mental health as we move through the holidays. I want to be honest with you about how our kids are doing right now because it’s not good. One night last week, I came home from work, […]

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A Christmas Request

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Hello Friends, I’m sitting in a mess right now. Literally. I’ve got holiday decorations strewn about my entire house, half-up/half-in-box, and my table that I’m typing this from is littered with projects, papers, distance learning reminders, and paperwork to follow up on. And you know what? It’s going to stay that way until tomorrow night. […]

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Embracing the Mess

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Friends, Can we talk about the darn elf? I mean, really. I feel like elf vs. no elf has the stress and weight of stay-at-home vs. working moms in 2020. For some, the elf represents fun, tradition, mischief, surprise and little help to get kids to behave. For others, it’s stressful, elicits guilt, forgetfulness and […]

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Can we talk about the ELF??

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  Hey Friends, I hope this message finds you well and that you found peace and solace in a different type of Thanksgiving. Things have certainly felt different this year. How did you celebrate? Did you hold onto traditions and try to observe “Thanksgiving as usual”? Did you embrace the need to celebrate smaller? Did […]

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What Terrifies You?

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Hey Friends, Thank you for all of the birthday well-wishes a couple of weeks ago, my heart felt full. I’m closing out our series on connection this week by focusing on connection to yourself. If you haven’t had a chance to read the connection series, here’s a link to the first of the series. Today, […]

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Saying Yes

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Hey Friends, Sometimes, our friends say it better than we do. In light of the recent election and political climate, I’m sharing an article written by my colleague, Dr. Shauna Tominey, Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University. Dr. Tominey points out that, as parents, we have an opportunity to […]

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How to Lose

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I’m adding a little bonus to our series on connection by taking on my birthday to express gratitude. I have so many beautiful connections in my life – personal and professional. Some connections have been heart-breaking, some life-changing, and others soul-lifting. But every connection has mattered. It’s important to celebrate birthdays. Why? Not for self-promotion […]

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Birthday Gratitude

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