Thoughts from Kelly, a Mom and a Therapist Who Wears Many Hats

As Her Brother Takes A Step Into His New Life, She Will Take A Step Into Hers

It’s official. In exactly one month from today we drop my middle off at college.  He leaves home, launches into adulthood and spread his wings. Time to fly, Baby. While I sit and ponder, or if I’m being honest wallow, this change I have dreaded for 18 years, I am overwhelmed with the empty space Read more about As Her Brother Takes A Step Into His New Life, She Will Take A Step Into Hers[…]

Kelly’s Law of Attraction

The days are long but the years are short… Yesterday my oldest turned 21 years old. Like I-can-go-buy-a-bottle-of-Jack-Daniels 21. Like give-me-a-shot 21. Like I-am-a-man 21. All day I kept thinking about the juice box drinking, Gatorade chugging, milk-shake loving little kid who can now walk into a store and buy himself a 6-pack of Corona’s Read more about Kelly’s Law of Attraction[…]

What’s the D-Word? And How Does it Affect You?

Our world is complicated and confusing. We all know what the F-word is (slips out occasionally, some of us more than others) and we all know what the C-word (contender for one of the most offensive words) is but what most people don’t talk about is what the D-word is. The D-word haunts people. The Read more about What’s the D-Word? And How Does it Affect You?[…]

The Older Your Child Gets, The Closer the Goodbye Becomes

I remember the first day of kindergarten.  I remember how far away your senior year in high school seemed and how unimaginable it was that one day you would be leaving me. I once heard the older your child gets, the closer the goodbye becomes… and it’s so painfully true. I remember not sleeping the Read more about The Older Your Child Gets, The Closer the Goodbye Becomes[…]

Is your Teenager Taking Care of The Big Three?

A teenager’s eyes tell all.  As parents, we take one glance and it’s written all over their face. We know when something is wrong and when they aren’t their best.  We immediately start guessing, decoding or deciphering what’s happening and more importantly, we want to know what we can do to help.  As a clinician Read more about Is your Teenager Taking Care of The Big Three?[…]