Broken Families Still Deserve Holiday Cheer!

Posted in: Better You, Holidays, Parenting, Relationships, stress

The weeks from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day are the busiest time of the year for everyone. But for us single moms, the holiday season poses extra challenges.

If your family has gone through a divorce or the death of a parent, the holidays are when raw emotions and feelings of loss can hit the hardest. You’re worn out from shopping for gifts, decorating your house, and shuffling kids between in-laws. You’re financially stressed because the burden of your children’s expectations lies solely on you.

One single mom, Nancy, even felt “holiday cursed.” Check out her e-mail:

Dear Julia, I’ve always dreaded the holidays since my dad left us at Christmas when I was a little girl. Last year, my husband asked for a divorce during the holidays, and now we are divorced. I’m handling this OK, but I’m afraid that my eight-year-old daughter is not doing as well… Are we ‘holiday cursed?’  How can I reverse our luck and make the holidays cheery for my daughter? Help! —Nancy

On today’s show, mental health and parenting expert, and frequent Fox News commentator Dr. Karen Ruskin PsyD, LMFT, answers Nancy’s SOS call—and offers holiday solutions for stressed-out mommies.

Listen In. Blessings!
Julia

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S SHOW: Listen here

with Dr. Karen Ruskin PsyD, LMFT, – mental health and parenting expert

“Changes in families call for changes in traditions—into new, better ones,” explains Dr. Karen. By following her three-step plan, you can make those changes, and create new holiday memories!

Dr. Karen also offers insights into

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The 9 Environments of Great Mothers and Great Leaders

Posted in: Better You

 

Hey there Single Moms and Friends,

Whether you know it or not, you live in nine environments that define you. They’ve conditioned you. They’ve formed you into the person you are. And they’re constantly shaping your results—past, present, and future. 

These nine environments include: 

  • your body
  • your self
  • your spiritual environment
  • your natural environment
  • your physical environment
  • your network
  • your relationships
  • your financial environment
  • your beliefs

Understanding how these nine environment work can make the difference between living a life by default and living it by design. 

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