Balance life with Coach Deborah

Balance Life With Coach Deborah

Washington Parent is launching a new advice column, Balance Life With Coach Deborah, for moms in all stages of their parenting journey.

You’ve known for years you can turn to Washington Parent as your trusted resource for education and support on parenting and information on great activities, schools, camps and more. Now you can connect with our local mom mentor & coach Deborah Porter and ask her questions about any aspect of parenting – the good, the bad, the messy, the mysteries!

“Help, my parents are spoiling my kids rotten!”

“How do I help my 10-year-old child to advocate for themself?”

“How do I get my kids to stop fighting with each other?”

Deborah Porter is a mom to three kids and a home/life balance coach for dedicated moms who desire home management systems and a routine self-care regimen that goes beyond a good mani-pedi. She believes that the woman you were before having kids still matters and that if you declutter your life, your closets will follow. Deborah lives in Alexandria with her husband Clif and is a contributor on “The Mother Side” on WJLA and “Virginia This Morning” on WTVR. Download her free e-book, “7 Habits of a Confident Mom,” and visit

Submit your questions in the form below for Coach Deborah about parenting, mom guilt, mom shaming, less chaotic mornings, self-care or whatever’s on your mind. Then check the column frequently, because your question just might be the one chosen!

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