My favorite day of the year is the day we switch from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. The clock goes back, giving me a precious extra hour. I always seem to need more time—over the years, my growing people-pleasing tendencies haven’t helped. I don’t recall being in such demand in my 20s. One of… Read More


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Making Their Lists, But Not Checking Them Twice: Why parents can’t – but should – say no. Whether you have toddlers or teens, a parent’s natural tendency is to strive for content and happy children. But, saying yes to what can feel like an endless stream of wants morphs into a damaging cycle that I call “yes-parenting.” Learn… Read More


Plenty of people struggle with maintaining happy and healthy relations with their in-laws. Bring a newborn into the equation and unexpected sticky in-law situations can quickly arise. You likely spent a lot of time with your in-laws before getting married. And you may have felt that they were involved in your pregnancy — baby showers,… Read More


My question to you:  Dad dating, living with or married to someone other than your mother? Mom have a new or not-so-new love interest or partner? If you answered “yes,” I need your help. I am doing research for a new book that will explore situations in which adults and young adults (over age18) have a… Read More