Heartmanity Contributor: Frankie Wallace

Heartmanity Contributor: Frankie Wallace

Frankie Wallace is a freelance writer from the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys writing about health, wellness and education, but occasionally goes back to her roots with socially active news journalism. Frankie spends her free time cultivating her zero-waste garden or off hiking in the mountains of the PNW with her loved ones.

Recent Posts:

How to Co-Parent Successfully After a Divorce

September 08, 2022

Going through a divorce is often difficult to navigate no matter what. When you have children with your former spouse, it becomes even more challenging. You might have thought that parenting with your spouse while married was hard enough; now that you’re living apart, there's a whole new set of obstacles that step forward.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

4 Ways to Comfort Your Child at Stressful Times While Building Resiliency

May 10, 2022

Stress is an inevitable part of life. As your child encounters new situations and people throughout their youth, they’re bound to feel a little nervous, frustrated, or angry. While stress can be hard for children and teens, they can learn skills to successfully navigate difficult situations with your help.

Estimated reading time: 3.5 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Why Teens Vape and How to Help Them Break the Addiction

March 31, 2022

The idea that smoking is cool may have skipped a generation or two, which should have impacted the tobacco companies and caused a major hit to the industry. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case—thanks largely to the rise in vaping, especially among teenagers.

According to a 2019 survey, an estimated 5 million teenagers regularly use e-cigarettes. Up to one million use them every day. Cigarettes may no longer be cool, but e-cigarettes or vapes have taken their place. Learn about the dangers of vaping and what you can do to support your teenager.

Estimated reading time: 3.5 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

How to Help Your Teen Break Their Cell-Phone Addiction

March 08, 2022

Parents across the nation are increasingly aware of the dangers of phone addiction and excessive screen time. In younger children, this addiction can be remedied somewhat simply by having an honest conversation about screens and by taking away screens after your child has used up their allotted time.

However, for teenagers, cell phone addiction is harder to break and usually more entrenched than it is in younger children. That’s because today’s teens have grown up in the iPhone age, and much of their social life is conducted through social media apps on their phones.

Estimated reading [...]

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

How to Teach Your Teen to Set Healthy Boundaries

January 27, 2022

Boundaries are important for everyone when it comes to maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health. As a parent, you’re in a unique position to showcase that importance to your teenagers. By modeling and teaching your teen to set healthy boundaries now, you can set them up for better personal health and stronger relationships in the future.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Successfully Juggle Work-Life Balance as a Teacher and a Full-Time Mom

October 26, 2021

Parenting is a full-time job. Teaching can also take up an enormous portion of your time. If you’re both teaching and operating as a full-time mom, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. Juggling work and home life while also taking care of yourself can be challenging!

There are many situations in which this combination can happen. You may be a teacher by profession who also has kids. You may also be a mom who has decided to pick up work as an educator to help with the recent spike in emergency distance education. You might even be homeschooling your kids while working from home.


Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

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