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”

Family Therapy – what’s all the fuss?

The idea of Family Support (in the form of therapy) often times conjures up images or ideas that seem complicated, painful or even scary. Let’s take a moment to break down some of these misconceptions:   Why & when to seek out Family Therapy? A family is made up of separate individuals who have aContinue reading “Family Therapy – what’s all the fuss?”

Featured on: We Turned Out Okay

Throwback Thursday! Mariana was featured on We Turned Out Okay with Karen Lock Kolp, M.Ed In this episode of Karen’s podcast, she and Mariana discuss handling parenting challenges with early childhood. Karen is an expert in child development, and helps parents understand their young kids with the We Turned Out Okay podcast. Listen to a quick clip of theContinue reading “Featured on: We Turned Out Okay”