Release Valves & Daily Rhythms for Families during COVID-19

Hi there! How are you holding up? Remember back in March when we were told to stay home? Parents rushed to find ways and resources to keep their kids’ education and behavior “inline”? One popular graphic was a color-coded daily routine example for people to follow. Then the two weeks we were told to hunkerContinue reading “Release Valves & Daily Rhythms for Families during COVID-19”

Parenting, Crying and Connection

“ We will practice courage in our family by showing up, letting ourselves be seen and honoring vulnerability.” -Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto, Brené Brown May was a tough month for me- I kept thinking how I wanted to write and post about it. Then May turned into June, then July and here I find myself almostContinue reading “Parenting, Crying and Connection”

Tips for Mealtime Battles & Feeding Concerns

What are mealtime battles? It’s lunch time, your kid is deep in play. When you tell them that it’s time to come eat, you get the response, “I don’t want to eat!” And from there it feels like an uphill battle to give your kid the nutrients they need! From demanding special meals, engaging inContinue reading “Tips for Mealtime Battles & Feeding Concerns”

Mariana & Tony V

In the first episode of my series “Conversations on Connection”, I interview comedian Tony Viveiros on how he makes connections with his kids and family through humor. Tony Viveiros is a stand up comic and actor who has been dubbed “a Boston treasure” by the Boston Globe. Some of his roles were in movies such asContinue reading “Mariana & Tony V”