Time Away for Parents

Once a year, for the past twelve years, my husband and I go on a cruise without our kids.  This may sound like heaven, but in all honesty, the amount of planning that goes into making sure our boys are happy and healthy while we are away, takes a bit of the shine off the

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Improving Family Well-Being by Way of Self-Care

Last month as a way to kick off the new year, I signed up for an equine (horse) coaching session.  The premise for this kind of session is for the horse to give you cues to the authenticity of the stories you have about yourself and your life.  A coach will guide you through exercises with

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Grateful For Gratitude: Ways to Remember Your Blessings

Through the years, I have filled page after page of gratitude journals.  It is a wonderful practice to keep you gratitude-focused on life’s abundance, but I understand from a practical perspective, it can be hard to stick with.  Currently I do not have one that I am using, so I wanted to look at other

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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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New Beginnings

Hopefully, by now, everyone is back to school and in a good routine.  Generally it takes a few weeks before everyone finds their groove.  Having recently relocated, my family and I are creating our routines from scratch.  This has not been without its challenges.  However, there are some universal lessons we are learning that may

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