“Discipline & Setting Limits” Workshop

images-2Open Charter Elementary School will host a workshop I will be leading next Wed. eve, Sept. 12th, 6:00 to 8:00pm.

See flyer for more details:

Open Charter Flyer, 9-12-13

All parents & caregivers are welcome.

Hope to see you then!

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Save the Date: May 28th, 8:30-10:00am at Loyola Elementary School

“Transition to the Teen Years & Setting Limits” REVISED Loyola Teen Years flyerTeen got you stressed?

Be sure to attend this helpful, interactive parent workshop led by Linda Marten and hosted by Loyola Elementary School in Westchester, CA.

For more information: Lmartenspeaks@yahoo.com

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Gratitudes for My Mother

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                                Parents!   Are you ready?…… for the teen years? 

Teen got you stressed?              The teen years are very challenging years for most parents.

YOU ARE INVITED to a special workshop to help you survive the teen years.

Click here for flyer with details:  YMCA teen years 041713

When:  Sat. evening, May 11th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Westchester YMCA.
Call the Y to register by May 9th:  (310) 670-4316.
Y members: $10
Nonmembers: $20
We will have a special raffle for Mother’s Day!
Hope to see you there!       Questions? Leave me a comment below.


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Discipline and Setting Limits

NewSong LA Church Flyer on Discipline

Join me at NewSong LA Church on Sunday, April 21, 1:00 to 3:00pm where I will lead a workshop on “Discipline & Setting Limits”. All are welcome. See attached flyer for more information. Hope to see you there!
images-2This introductory session is at no cost.  Donations appreciated.

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“The two things…

“The two things we can give our children are ROOTS & WINGS.”
Jonas Salk

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Questions from an Empty Nester in a New Land

When the kids finally left home, many questions came to my mind ~

What does it mean to be a “mother” now?

What does it mean to be a “father” now?

What does it mean to be a married couple now after all these years?

What’s our purpose now in life? 

What’s next?…….. For me?….. For you?….. For us?

Who am I now?……feels like a new adolescence, sort of.

Is this the end of me?…………Or the beginning of a NEW me?

What’s around the unknown curve?……new horizons look foggy now…

Will anyone want to hear what I have to say now?

Am I “too old” to be respected and heard?


Am I finally “old enough” to be respected and heard for all I have learned & experienced?

Without questions, there are no answers. I’m learning to hold these uncomfortable questions, trusting the answers will come in their own time.

I tell myself it’s OK to feel adrift in new, uncharted waters.

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