How can we battle the dreaded overwhelm?

Families today lead very busy lives. The pressure to “do it all” is overwhelming. Do you ever stop and think about all the things we are expected to do in our lives? Make sure the kids get so many minutes of active time, outdoor time, learning time, chore time, and down time. Be sure you’re […]

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Easy ways to reduce screen time as a family

Ways to reduce screen time as a family

Let’s face it – screens are everywhere! Not only at home, but in malls, at school and in every public building we venture into these days there are screens. So how do we help our children (and ourselves) reduce our time looking at screens? In my house you are either in the living space (which […]

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Valentine’s Ideas for Tweens

Valentine's ideas for tweens

Valentine’s Day – a day of hearts and flowers, right? That sounds about right, until you have a tween. When children get to a certain age, sharing mushy valentines starts to be uncool. My 7 year old still doesn’t care what kind of valentines she makes for her schoolmates, but I’ve noticed my 10 year […]

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Mom Anxiety: She’s So Different from Me!

I am struggling with something I had barely thought about when my girls were babies and toddlers: Helping someone navigate the world of school and social interactions when they are completely different from me. As a child I was quiet and fairly shy, but smart and eager to learn. I now have two daughters who […]

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