Breathe in Peace, Breathe Out Calm

As your children grow older, you may start to notice fragments of freedom in your life.  These are subtle at first, but as your kids become more self-sufficient and define social lives outside the house, there begins a shift where you might be able to pay more attention to yourself. Now that my boys are

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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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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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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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