The Counselor Mom

I am a retired child counselor and now a stay at home mom to 2 wonderful little girls and love my hard working husband. My days are busy and I enjoy blogging about using my counseling skills now that I have kids, such a different perspective now!

I Can Do It Myself!

"Mom, I can do it myself" or otherwise known as 'mastery' is something that every child goes thru. One day they need us to do everything for them and then we blink and they are little independent beings. When does that really happen anyway? ...more

Kinder, the best school choice for us!

I can't believe the end of Kindergarten is almost here. We have our last parent/teacher conference on Monday and I am already getting teary eyed thinking about graduation on May 25th. ...more

You Look Really Sad!

How many of you have just given up on the tantrums? ...more

A Good Book

I get a lot of questions from parents about book recommendations for specific things their kids are going through. ...more


Sharing is a never ending battle in our household. ...more

Seconds, Thirds and Beyond..

I've realized that I post less, and less and less these days. And less. So I think I am just going to quit apologizing for my lateness and lack of posting ....more

Christmas and Holiday Books and Movies for Kids

It's my favorite season and time of year! And being a book lover, I am ADDICTED to holiday books for my kids. I think I have a whole library I could card catalog for them ....more

Worry Eaters

Since the holidays are right around the corner, I figured I would post a new 'counselor' toy that looks absolutely adorable. ...more

Getting Ready for Halloween

Here is my annual preschool Halloween books and movies post! ...more

Real Life

Last time I blogged was super forever ago. ...more