We are in an unprecedented time. Schools and places of employment are closed. Entire states are requiring people to stay at home. There are new challenges we face: our kids may be being educated at home while parents work from home; we may not be able to access services or supplies as easily as we
Meeting face to face with a bear in the woods. Taking a math test. What do these events have in common? Each are events that cause the brain and body to feel stress. Seeing a bear in the woods is a dangerous, potentially life threatening, situation. The brain responds accordingly, sounding an alarm to alert
“Hey Mom, I don’t feel good. Can you pick me up?” With school having started, it is my guess that many parents have already seen this text message from their child. As kids have more technology available to them, it has become easier for them to reach out to parents with a quick phone call
Whoever said, ‘the days are long, but the years are short,’ must have spent big chunks of time keeping a toddler entertained. While raising young kids affords you the chance to, in many ways, be a kid again yourself, it can be a challenging time as you balance keeping them happy and keeping yourself sane.
At the end of May I embarked on a trip of a lifetime. My husband and I traveled to the seeming ends of the earth to go on a South African safari. This bucket list trip was as magical as you might imagine. Elephants and lions soon became familiar companions and watching the sun rise