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So far Sarah Howard has created 13 blog entries.

Surviving Summer as a Stay-at-Home Mom

A summer self-care guide It’s finally here! The time of the year your kids have been talking about and looking forward to all year long!  SUMMER TIME!! As all the students and teachers rejoice, the stay-at-home mommas mourn a little for the loss of their sacred time. Instead, they prepare to “go to battle” in [Read more...]

Talking to Your Children About Suicide – Why it’s Important

PSA:  It is PAST time to be having conversations about suicide with our children!  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, we are seeing higher levels of children (ages 5-17) visiting children’s hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts. Do I have your attention yet? Contrary to popular belief, talking about teen suicide will not push [Read more...]

By | 2018-05-30T10:27:40+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Parenting, Suicide|0 Comments

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 [Read more...]

By | 2018-02-14T15:35:45+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Children, Couples Counseling, Family, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Relationships|Comments Off on More Love: Parents and Poop

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

#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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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!