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So far Sarah Howard has created 11 blog entries.

More Love: Parents and Poop

What’s really happening in the brains of new parents? When my husband and I found out we were pregnant, we were showered with encouragement.  The “Congratulations!” were mixed with comments like “Your life is over”, or “Everything will change” (in some creepy horror movie narrators voice) leaving me feeling a little apprehensive about the baby [...]

Mom Guilt

Around 2 years ago, I can remember having a conversation with a friend about how I wasn’t going to be “one of those Moms” that felt guilty about every decision I made.  I was going to be confident in the choices that I made for my kid and I wasn’t going to let him dictate [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:16:28+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Adoption, Adult Counseling, anxiety, Change, Family, Growth, Parenting, Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Mom Guilt

So Many Books, So Little Time

Often times in my sessions, clients’ will ask me “What books can I be reading right now to help me with x-y-z?”   You would think that after a few years, I would be able to spout off titles but for some reason, in the moment, I always draw a blank!  This mostly has to do [...]

#MeToo… I think?: Debunking Sexual Harassment Myths

If you’ve had any connection with the outside world over the past few weeks, you have probably noticed the increased attention being given to sexual harassment.  Specifically, the hashtag “#metoo” has been bringing awareness to just how rampant sexual harassment really is. But what truly defines sexual harassment?  I think that is a question that [...]

By | 2018-02-01T22:32:53+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Adult Counseling, anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Depression, LGBTQIA+, Teen Counseling, Trauma|Comments Off on #MeToo… I think?: Debunking Sexual Harassment Myths

Hurricane Harvey: Victory Over Vicarious Trauma

When Helping Hurts The immediate and lasting effects of hurricane Harvey to the Texas coast line have taken over media outlets over the past week.  It’s been heartbreaking to watch and hear stories of loss every single day, and to confront the reality that those effected, whether directly or indirectly, will be dealing with the [...]

By | 2018-02-01T22:53:06+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anger, anxiety, Boundaries, Childrens Counseling, Depression, Grief, Growth, Motivation, Personality, Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey: Victory Over Vicarious Trauma

Boundaries: Part Two

In my most recent blog, I discussed what boundaries are and shared some examples of different types.  In this blog, I would like to provide a few brief examples of what effective boundaries can look like vs. ones that don't work.  I will also share a list of warning signs to be aware of that [...]

By | 2018-02-01T23:05:11+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Adult Counseling, anxiety, Boundaries, Change, Couples Counseling, Growth, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Relationships, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Boundaries: Part Two

Talkin About The “B” Word – Boundaries

Have you ever wondered what makes each of us so different and unique?  Is there a person you admire because they always seem to maintain healthy friendships and work-life balance?  If you have ever been in a counseling setting, or known anyone who has been, than you know the answer to both of those questions [...]

By | 2017-07-18T13:14:04+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Adult Counseling, anxiety, Boundaries, Change, Growth, Parenting, Personality, Relationships, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Talkin About The “B” Word – Boundaries

I Can’t Believe You’re a Working Mom!

The struggle is real As a working mom, I will be the first to tell you that we do NOT have it easy.  But let's be real: neither do working dads! (Sidenote: I will most likely continue using the phrase working mom, because I myself am a working mom and it's easier. That doesn't mean [...]

By | 2017-07-07T20:39:42+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Adult Counseling, anxiety, Change, Growth, Parenting, Relationships, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on I Can’t Believe You’re a Working Mom!

Tips for Managing Burnout

We all have those moments in our lives when we hit a wall:  in our job, in parenting, or in school. We feel tired, overwhelmed, and just plain “over it”. So, we take a break. We may spend time with friends or go on vacation and come back feeling rejuvenated, ready to take on all [...]

By | 2017-03-29T07:32:42+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Self-care|Comments Off on Tips for Managing Burnout