Learning Healthy Eating Habits

When it comes to my boys’ diets, they each have distinct preferences and tastes.  While I do my best to take these into consideration when it comes to meal planning, there will be days when I will not please everyone.  I balance this out by making a specific favorite of each of my boys. This

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Compassion for Self: What Are You Waiting For?

Last summer, I wrote a blog article regarding my friend, Kari, and her self-discovery and growth spurred by her son, Andrew’s, type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.  You can read about her evolution here: How to be a Life Preserver As part of an exercise for a mindfulness class I am taking, I was asked to

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The Restoration of Harmony

Seated at our kitchen table with my hands wrapped around my hot cinnamon tea, I heard my boys starting their day upstairs.  I knew my moments of quiet solitude would soon evaporate.  As they came down the stairs my younger son chirped his usual, ‘good morning!’  With my oldest, the tone was different. As he

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‘Bee’ All That You Can ‘Bee’

As I sat in the audience while my younger son competed in the county spelling bee, it was difficult to watch.  Partly because I was overly invested every time he stepped up to the microphone, and partly because of having to watch the devastation that befell many of the kids as they misspelled words.  It

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5 Ways to Take Care of YOU

When we are the heartbeat of our family, it can take a lot to nurture and care for all those who depend on us.  Below are five of my favorite self-care options to help support you in being kind to yourself. Start Each Day With Gratitude Our mindset is the cornerstone of how we experience

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