https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hi549-f865d9 Preparing for a baby can be a complex experience. You never really know exactly what to expect as a new parent, but I’m almost certain you would never expect to deliver your baby in the middle of a global pandemic. Join me today as my friend and sister shares her experience of pregnancy, birth,Continue reading “Having a Baby During a Global Pandemic”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-p9pjt-f7be15 This last year has been incredibly challenging for all people, in every country. Last week brought new conflict for citizens living in the United States. The heart-ache of violence never skips over children. In an attempt to confront this conflict and violence, I’ll be having a conversation with my 9 year old son aboutContinue reading “Difficult Conversations with Children: A Conversation about the events of January 6th with my son”
Today was our family’s first day of homeschool. Not virtual school… real (all on me) homeschool. It wasn’t an easy choice, but it is definitely right for our family (discussion for another post). During our first “school lunch” I’m sitting at the park thinking about how resilient my kids have been and how important pickingContinue reading “Picking Your Battles”
Join me as I discuss parenting, talk about discipline and punishment, and ask the question, “Is spanking effective?”
Episode two is ready for listening! Join me as I discuss family and how we define it… I’m not sure I have definition, but I discuss how the answer is deeply personal.
“This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good… yeah, still good”. – Stitch I love that quote from the animated Disney movie, Lilo and Stitch. It has me thinking about family, how we define it, and what it means? Family has been described as theContinue reading “How Do You Define Family?”
Thanks for coming to my site and checking out my blog. The first blog post is always the most difficult, so I thought I’d just jump right in… My name is Annalyse, I’m a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor, Associate in New Mexico. I had a professor once tell meContinue reading “Nice To Meet You”