Light a Candle

September 6, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. The International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) asks us to:   Light a candle near a window at 8PM To show your support for suicide prevention To remember a lost loved one And for the survivors of suicide.   There are no “survivors” of suicide. There are unanswered … Read More

Ambiguous Loss

July 24, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I think it is fair to assume that this reading audience has had an experience of loss in their lives. A family member, friend, mentor, community member, or a pet.  There is a predictable, though painful journey in the grief process when there is something tangible to grieve. There are rituals that surround the death, … Read More

Honoring all Moms

May 9, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Just as we know eventually, spring will arrive; we know that the second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in America. You might wonder how this day got started except by the card, candy, and flower companies. It started with humbler and less commercial origins. Julia Ward Howe sponsored Mother’s Day around 1870 to encourage … Read More

Many Families

February 8, 2018By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

And the award for family of the year goes to… Football season has been the prime time focus for many Minnesotans, regardless of their interest in sports, thanks to this year’s Super Bowl. So much so, in fact, that many have forgotten we are in the middle of another big season for TV consumption, and I … Read More

Children and The Good Divorce

October 31, 2017By Jennifer Tagg, MA, LMFT

The Good Divorce. Is this some literary example of an oxymoron or a new way to think about a common dynamic in some relationships? It’s probably fair to say that couples don’t go into their marriage vows with some clause that says, “Till death do us part, but if we do realize that this relationship … Read More

Light a Candle

September 7, 2017By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. The International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) asks us to:   Light a candle near a window at 8PM To show your support for suicide prevention To remember a lost loved one And for the survivors of suicide.   There are no “survivors” of suicide. There are unanswered … Read More

Transitioning the Family From Summer to School

August 22, 2017By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

When school lets out for the summer, kids and parents alike tend to enter a stage of bliss. Home becomes a little sweeter, the weight from academics is lifted, and the only worry in the world is how to pack so much fun into so little time, right? When school lets out for the summer, kids … Read More

Purposeful Parenting

July 11, 2017By Jennifer Tagg, MA, LMFT

“Beware the Sleep Deprived Mom” A friend gave me a mug with this inscription on it after the birth of my first child. Foreshadowing?? Yes. The other day as I was feeling particularly ornery and not bringing my best self to the table, my children suggested I should be drinking out of this mug. Touche. … Read More