Can you pick me up?

“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

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Resting into Our Joy

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

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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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Beyond Grade School

I recently attended a parent information meeting regarding my oldest’s son’s transition into middle school.  I must admit, I am in some serious denial about him attaining this milestone, but going to this meeting made it seem much more real. In only couple short months he will be on his way.  He is ready.  I

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The Life and Skills of Kids

  There is a balance to parenting.  It’s one part meeting basic needs, one part teaching your children life skills and one part helping your kids be kind and considerate citizens.  On top of all of this, you then are expected to have them excel in education, extracurricular activities and give back to your community.

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