Give Thanks and Be Joyful

I was listening to a radio talk show with a well-known chef. He was discussing the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and asked callers to share their ‘wow’ dishes that family and friends adore.  The first caller wanted to know what the chef prepared that was his signature dish. This led him to talk about how surprisingly,

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Ways to Talk about Tragedy

Back in August, I wrote a post about addressing the uncertainty of our nation’s political climate with our children. (You can read it here:  Fear Vs. Fate) In the wake of this latest mass shooting in Las Vegas, I felt it was important to yet again, review ways you can speak to your children about

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Exercising Your Right to Self-Care

Our physical health is a cornerstone of our overall well-being.  As a parent, it is so easy to put the focus on our kids and as a result, our self-care often suffers.  One of the most important things you can do for your health is exercise.  Over the years I have found the best way

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For the Love of Reading (Part One)

When my boys were young, they were rambunctious.  I had a difficult time managing their high energy levels as well as my expectations of them.  I had never been tackled-hugged in all my life before having them.  Once they entered my world, tackle-hugs were the norm. Whenever we were home for extended periods, negotiating their

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A Guide to Amazing Conversations

I often wonder, living in a technology obsessed culture the way we do, if the art of conversation is slowly dying out.  To add another layer to the often difficult nature of conversing one-on-one, I also am an introverted writer.  Most times when I am out in the world I find myself struggling to connect

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