The Flipped Parenting Blog

Invisible Energy Zappers and Summer Colds

Summer colds are annoying. I’ve been home the last three weeks with a cold virus I can’t seem to kick. It’s frustrating to sit on…

The Pressures of a Perfect Summer

I recently wrote a blog about how we parents tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to create a “perfect” summer for our…

No Matter How Informed You Are, Perfect Parenting Doesn't Exist

Surprise! I’m an Imperfect Parent

If I had a dollar for every time my kids snarkily asked me, “Aren’t you a parent coach?” I’d be sipping wine in Italy right…

“This may not be a popular opinion, but…”​

This is how I started my response in a local moms Facebook group, the second time in a week I was moved to respond to…

K.I.S.S

Keep it simple, stupid. Welcome to my 2022 motto! (And its sibling, “Good Enough.”) I excel in overthinking (that could be the understatement of the…

A New Generation of Parents

❔  What was your relationship like with your parents growing up?❔  What do you wish your parents had done differently? These are questions I recently…

Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

Which of the following statements do you agree with: A person’s intelligence and talents are set from birth (“I am what I am,” as Popeye…

Perfection is Overrated.

“Perfect is the enemy of good.”  – Voltaire I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve been working on launching this newsletter for the last five…

blog posts from the OC Mom Collective

How To Keep Your Child’s Public Meltdown From Ruining Your Day

Your child has thrown themself on the dirty ground, screaming incoherently, in the middle of the food court. It’s official – this is your child’s…

The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Help Your Child After Divorce

Divorce itself isn’t the reason kids suffer. As a child of divorce, I saw first-hand the damage divorce does to a family. But it’s not…

My Pantry Saga Part 2: Questioning My Thoughts About The Kitchen Pantry

He said no. My handyman said no. I knew he wasn’t sold on my brilliant idea to replace my kitchen pantry drawers with shelves, but…

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What I Learned About Love From My Kitchen Pantry Renovation

I just had a handyman come to give an estimate on how much it would cost to REMOVE those pretty slide-out drawers from my pantry…

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10 Truths About Positive Parenting And Why It Works

Spoiler: The truth about positive parenting is that it’s not about hippy, dippy parents raising spoiled “special snowflakes.” Positive parenting has gotten a bad rap.…

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Lessons From A New Member of the Sandwich Generation

I am an egg salad sandwich. As a member of the “Sandwich Generation,” I decided naming myself after a sandwich that I can’t stand seemed…

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Five Helpful Ideas for a Family Pandemic Reset

Pandemic “quality time” – was that really a thing? Many people have praised what they perceived as the upside of the Pandemic – quality time…

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