Is 2021 looking dismal….or wonderful?

2020 has been…well…..interesting…and A LOT was of the burden was dumped on MOMS! It has taught us that anything can change on a dime and we are more adaptable than we thought. Let’s make sure we use these lessons to make 2021 the best year yet. If it feels like your family, COVID, schools and … Read more…

Why am I doing all the work?

Why am I doing all the work? Dear Torie, Why am I doing all the work? I know I do too much for my family but December is pushing me past my breaking point. I am so overwhelmed trying to shop, clean, finish up my work projects, help kids with school projects, and make the … Read more…

My teen is using marijuana to cope with stress

Episode # 87 Question of the Day: Dear Torie,  “My oldest son just confided in me that he has been using marijuana to cope with COVID anxiety, the stress of online school and the sadness of missing so many things. How do I respond? Is he telling me because he’s concerned? Does he want me … Read more…

Should I push my child if I think it’s good for her?

Episode 86 – Should I push my child to play at a higher level? Question of the Day: Should I push my child to do something uncomfortable if I think it will be good for her?  “My daughter is one of the best athletes on her team. She is good enough to try out for … Read more…

Disappointed Daughter

Last week, in episode #84, I answered a question from a mom, Elana, whose daughter had outgrown a friendship and wanted to move on. The problem Elana was dealing with was pressure from the other girl’s mom, who was desperate for help in maintaining their daughters’ friendship. Elana wanted to be nice and do the … Read more…

Dealing with daughter’s friendship drama

Episode #84  Daughter’s friendship drama Question of the Day: Hi, how do I navigate my daughters friendship problems! I have a 13 year old daughter who has a nice group of friends, but recently she’s been on the outs with her best friend who just happens to live in our neighborhood and we are friends … Read more…