#IOMEMyStory: Words My Mother Never Told Me

Dec 27, 2019
WARNING: I want to offer a trigger warning. For those of you who are currently struggling with tough issues with a parent or abuse, this testimony may be triggering. In the case you decided to continue to read on, and it does elicit emotions, please connect with IOME so we can offer you support. 

You have a story. I have a story. Each one of us has a story that needs to be shared, valued...

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It's time to start parenting your phone

Oct 28, 2019

So ironically enough, this week's #IOMEPromise stemmed from an idea I heard during a Podcast I was listening to last week. After taking inventory of what I was listening to, I decided to listen to a few new podcasts that were recommended to me; one of them being Behind the Scenes. This week's #IOMEPromise stems from their idea: 

Be a parent to your phone.

When I first heard...

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Cold or warm showers? You'd be surprised what health experts say.

Oct 14, 2019

There are hundreds of resources out there recommending cold showers over warm ones. Believe me, I was surprised to hear this, too. Maybe surprised isn't the right word, more shocked! Who the heck in their right mind wants to take a cold shower? I sure don't! 

I started researching and looking into the reasons as to why and much to my surprise, I'm actually excited to see how it can...

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7 Steps for Emotional Management

Jul 08, 2019

I screamed at my kid today. I mean, loud, ugly screamed at her. It was awful. I am sick to my stomach right now as I write this.

She didn’t do anything outside what an average four year old does. Pushing boundaries, making a mess, bossing me around, being too aggressive with her little sister, and singing too loud. Typical day. Right?

No, this wasn’t a typical day. Perhaps from an...

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