Michelle Dickstein, Life Coach

Michelle Dickstein is a Midwest transplant from the East Coast with her husband. Michelle wears many hats as a life coach, writer, public health professional, certified lactation counselor, and certified project manager. Her most rewarding role is mother to three young daughters — two of whom are identical twins — who all get their curly hair from their father, but more than enough personality from Michelle. Her real passion is helping others by sharing her life experiences and she has made appearances on CBS 19 and Fox 8 news as a lifestyle and parenting "expert" (whatever that means). Learn more about Michelle Dickstein Life Coaching, LLC at michelledickstein.com.

Did You Set Goals for 2023?

I am not foolish enough to think come 2023, I’ll magically eat only salads and never touch a cheese cube or bowl of ice cream ever again. Eating healthy is always a goal but losing weight hasn’t b... Read more

Giving My Kids the Gift of Fiscal Responsibility this Holiday Season

My 3 daughters, ages 10, 8 and 8 years old, earn a weekly allowance for doing chores around the house. They can also earn extra money for good grades on their report cards. We gave each of them a c... Read more

One at Camp, One at Home with Identical Twins

This summer I sent one of my daughters, Miriam, to sleep away camp and kept her identical twin, Ilana, home on purpose. Separating them for two weeks of sleep away camp was a strategic move my husb... Read more

Visiting the Maltz Museum's 'Chagall for Children’

For the kickoff weekend, May 15, I took my kids to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to visit a new exhibit, “Chagall for Children,” which runs through August 18. The exhibit features 14 inte... Read more

Why Everyone Needs Mom-Friends: The Power of Mom Groups

This time eight years ago, I rolled my double-stroller into a local breastfeeding support group thinking, “I hope my babies nurse well, and the Moms are nice there.” At the time I was a stresse... Read more

Get Outside No Matter the Weather

Ohio winters can feel like a real drag. As a Midwestern transplant from the East Coast, I am used to getting dumped on by Northeaster snowstorms. Still, since adopting Ohio as my new home, I’ve adju... Read more

COVID Quarantine Mama – The Struggle is Real

On Dec. 14, 2021, my family of five all tested negative for COVID while on vacation in Mexico. On Dec. 19, 2021, my husband tested positive for COVID and entered strict isolation for 10 days, sequest... Read more

Every Parent Deserves a Solo Staycation

As I write this, I have been alone in my house for the past three days and it has been glorious. How does a mother of three young children get three whole days alone in her home? Well, we are in t... Read more

Mother's Day is For Those Actively Mothering

In 2018, I wrote an article for the magazine about giving moms a mental day off for Mother’s Day. You can read it here: Give Mom the Best Gift for Mother’s Day: A Mental Load Day Off Recent ... Read more

What Happens Next?

It’s clear the world is in great transition right now. We are living in what could arguably be described as biblical because a pandemic has covered the globe and political and social strife saturate... Read more

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