1. These 4 Things Hurt Your Relationship The Most

    Every relationship has its conflicts and communication issues. But not all relationship problems are created equal. Research from esteemed psychologist and relationship expert Dr. John Gottman reveals at least four characteristics which tend to spell serious trouble for intimate partners. So damaging are their effects that together they've earned an ominous nickname—The Four Horsemen. But while…Read More

  2. No Brainer Relationship Tips for New Parents That Don’t Have Time to Think

    The transition from being a couple to becoming new parents might seem like a walk in the park, but 67% of couples report dissatisfaction, increased hostility and a decline in intimacy for up to two years after their baby is born. While most expecting couples are preparing for the baby’s needs, they often don’t think about how their new bundle of joy will impact their relationship. As a Bringin…Read More

  3. How to Raise Kids Who are Happier, Smarter and More Emotionally Connected

    Technology is booming, material demands are higher than ever and our lives are busier than we ever thought possible. And as more and more grown-ups find the pulse of life overwhelming, our kids are feeling the effects too. It’s now more important than ever to raise grounded children in this chaotic, fast paced world. As a Bringing Baby Home Educator, I equip parents on how to build their child…Read More

  4. Why You Should Be Praising Chrissy Teigen’s Postbaby Date Night Instead of Shaming Her

    Chrissy Teigen’s been getting a lot of criticism in the news lately for going out on the town with her husband, John Legend just nine days after the birth of her baby girl. Her fans were quick to take to social media expressing their distaste that she chose to leave her newborn daughter so soon. But the reality is, Chrissy was doing her daughter, Luna a favor. Research has consistently shown tha…Read More

  5. 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for That Awesome Mom in Your Life

    The “Black Mamba” (aka Kobe Bryant) finished his final season of his career yesterday and EVERYONE is talking about it. He went out in style, and hats off to an amazingly talented superstar. But do you know who else is a hero at what they do? Moms, that’s who. I’m going on year two of being a mom to my sweet little boy, Oliver. And I have to tell you that Mother’s Day means so much more …Read More

  6. 5 Ways to Be the Best Co-Parenting Team Possible

    Have you been feeling like the only one parenting the kids lately? Are you at odds with each other over childcare responsibilities? Do you sometimes feel like you’re not only parenting your children, but your spouse too? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, you may not be on the same team with your spouse, which makes parenting that much more difficult and taxing. It’s not easy juggli…Read More

  7. How to Cope When Being a Mom Feels Overwhelming (This One’s a Personal Share!)

    Hands down, motherhood is the most challenging, exhausting, frustratingly beautiful experience you will ever have. I know, because I’m a mom. My 14-month-old son is my pride and joy. He is my biggest accomplishment, my most important life’s work and my greatest heartache all at the same time. Stick with me, and I’ll tell you why. Oliver is what you would call my “spirited” child. He’s …Read More

  8. The Secret to Raising Happy Kids Without Sacrificing Your Relationship!

    In honor of the Bringing Baby Home workshop that I facilitated this past weekend here in South Florida (don’t fret if you missed it and are planning to have a baby, expecting or just recently became new parents…there will be another one coming soon so check www.couples-thrive.com for more details), I wanted to share some important points that we discussed that most parents tend fall pitfall to…Read More

  9. How to Handle Fighting in Front of the Kids

    I remember being pregnant with my son and making my husband and I both promise that we would never raise our voices in front of our baby. I wanted to protect him from our fights as much as possible, as I remember all too well my parents’ blow-ups in front of me and my siblings. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was uncomfortable, anxiety provoking and downright ugly to be around. I was desp…Read More

  10. 5 Ways to Stay Connected After Baby

    If you’re a new or expectant parent, you’re probably relishing in all of the joys, excitements and memories your new baby will bring. You’re also probably fretting over the changes and challenges that will occur from your little bundle of joy too. No one prepares us for the relationship struggles that happen after a baby arrives. We don’t realize how taxing sleep-deprivation, uncertain par…Read More