Practical advice and helpful tips on navigating the seasons of motherhood.
Just in time for the holidays! On today’s episode we’re answering your questions on how to handle those awkward, messy, and sometimes frustrating situations that occasionally (okay, maybe often) pop up with the grandparents. Karen and Sunny address boundaries, holiday travel and child care questions. So tune in on that long drive to see your family and we hope you feel ready to engage your family in a healthy way this year.read more
Birds on a Wire is grateful to Debbie Causey for taking the time to record this week's Wire Talk with us and for writing this week's blog post. We love it when our kids are happy. We love to experience the joy of making one our kids smile from ear to ear and...read more
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among students today. As a society we are clearly in crisis, and as mothers, we are fighting on the front line in this battle. Today one of Karen’s best friends, Debbie Causey, joins us to talk about her own journey as the mother of a child with mental health conditions. As a mental health professional, Debbie also shares her wisdom on warning signs we can be looking for and the steps we can take to fight for our children’s lives.
Even if you have toddlers and this conversation feels light years away, listen for a friend, a family member, or a student you know and love.read more
Taylor was my most difficult child for a season because he was just so different from me! I didn’t understand why he reacted to people or situations the way that he did. It was frustrating and sometimes embarrassing for me as a mom. Once I learned about the...read more
Organized, thoughtful, loyal, precise. Our “blue” kids will grow up to be incredible leaders one day. The only problem is … today may not be that day. In this episode of Wire Talk, Karen and Sunny address questions from listeners all about the blue, or melancholy, temperament. From how to balance their need for quiet with your family’s activities to addressing their mood swings without catering to them, this is one episode packed with practical advice for all you moms of little Eeyores!read more
The best way to teach your child to be grateful is to STOP buying them so many things. Our children are entitled and spoiled (and yes, I’m including my own kids in that statement!) If you’re reading this blog post, that means you have internet access and free time...read more
How many times have you coached your child to say, “thank you” during the younger years? While teaching a two year old to respond politely is one task, teaching a 14 year old to be grateful for opportunities and possessions is entirely another. On today’s episode Sunny and Karen answer your questions about instilling gratitude in our children’s hearts. Make sure you have your close-toed shoes on mommas, Karen may step on a few toes in this one!read more
On Wire Talk this past week we invited my good friend Christy Bennett on the show. Christy is a mother and an occupational therapist who shared her insights with us on sensory-based disorders. Whether you have a child with sensory-based behavior or not, I think you’ll...read more
Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Lucy the Lapdog How to Leave a Wire Talk review KAREN: All right, now what IS sensory-based behavior for those of us who aren’t familiar with that term? CHRISTY: Sensory based behaviors are ways we all interpret, process and react...read more
Mean girls are a sad fact of life; and if she hasn’t already, your daughter is going to encounter mean girls more than once growing up. Girls start this mean girl act as early as kindergarten, but definitely by 3rd grade you need to have a conversation with your...read more