parenting

When Having a Baby Hurts: My Truth About My Postpartum Depression

When Having a Baby Hurts: My Truth About My Postpartum Depression

It was summer and I sat on the floor leaning on the edge of my newborn daughter’s crib in tears.  From the outside I had everything a new mom could wish for, a loving husband, a cooperative extended family, and presents from near and far welcoming our daughter into our world.  On the floor of her bedroom none of that mattered, I was in pain and I wanted to die.  I cried as I planned...

Helping Grandparents Help "You" Parent

Helping Grandparents Help "You" Parent

Granny, Abuelo, Pop Pop- these are magic labels in our imagination when we think about our children and their relationship with their grandparents.  But what if their presence creates more chaos than help? We want them to be a part of our children's lives and sometimes we need them to help us with the care-giving.  Watch this interview I hosted with mommy blogger LadydeeLG and get some answers around this topic.

Sometimes I Want To Give Up On Parenting

Sometimes I Want To Give Up On Parenting

The wind is blowing my hat towards my cheek, and I can hear my children laughing with their daddy.  It is an absolutely breathtaking day on Miami Beach, and I feel like crying. My mind is flooded with negative thoughts:  I'm a bad mom because I won't play with them in the water and my children's memories of fun times will always include mom on the sideline watching them looking serious.  It is always painful to sit in a happy place full of remorse and regret.  I know this is universal for most of us as parents.

Dealing With Children's Fears And The News

Dealing With Children's Fears And The News

I was recently a guest on Telemundo’s national morning show Un Nuevo Dia and was asked to help their TV audience process the previous day’s terrorist attacks in Brussels with their children.  Here is the script, since I feel that this is relevant information for all families.

How Not To Raise Darth Vader

How Not To Raise Darth Vader

Ever wonder if you are raising a villain? 

Do you love Stars Wars and want to understand it from a child development point of view?  

Get the answers to both of these questions in these videos: