THE PAUSE: Finding Peaceful Resolve in Chaos

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Each day as I awake, the first question that comes to mind is, how much longer can I sustain this pause? This physical separation from my three boys, their wives, and my grandchildren needs to end! My mind races with all the unfortunate coronavirus statistics reported on the news causing this pause. It could be a year or so before I can feel comfortable and safe to commune with loved ones and friends. Read More

A Teacher’s Promise: From this Season, You will Grow

A Teacher's Promise From this Season You will Grow

I know that you have been working hard to prepare for exams that you will no longer take. I know that you’ve committed yourself to months of rehearsals for a show that will no longer be seen, and that you’ve practiced for hours on a team that can no longer play the game. I am sorry for your feelings of loss and urge you not to give up on those goals, but instead, to view this season as an opportunity to continue to grow. You’ve been isolated from your friends, your teachers, your school. The comfort of your home has been tainted by the weight of heavy air, tense energy, short responses, and stern expressions. I am sorry that you are scared—for so many reasons. But, I want you to know—from this season, you will grow. Read More

5 Reasons to Geocache with Your Family

5 Reasons to Geocache with Your Family

Our family is always on the lookout for fun, different activities, especially those that promote healthy living. We have found one in geocaching and here are the reasons why. Read More

Breaking off a Relationship with a Narcissist

Breaking off a Relationship with a Narcissist

If narcissists are toxic, then why is it so hard to leave them? There may be several reasons for this. Perhaps you’re afraid of being alone, are unsure how your spouse will react to the breakup, are hoping for them to change, or are being controlled in some way by your toxic partner. There is never a good reason to stay in a damaging relationship. That’s why we’re looking at 6 tips for breaking out of a narcissist relationship for good. Read More

How Financial Stability is Key for Our Children’s Development & Happiness

How Financial Stability is Key for Our Children’s Development & Happiness

Everyone knows that having money is useful, and not having money is very hard. Duh! Yet do we (as parents) fully understand how money plays a part in our children’s lives beyond just being able to buy them toys? Financial stability sounds like a boring topic, yet we as parents should care DEEPLY about the end result; having a happy, healthy and well-adjusted child. However, we may not always equate money with these traits. If you are looking for a nudge to get your finances in order then this is it, because financial stability is a critical component in your child’s development! Read More

Conquering Back to School Blues

Conquering Back to School Blues

The end of summer and beginning of another academic year can leave us parents feeling frazzled and stressed. I know I’m not alone in the feeling that we find our family schedules so full of “extras” that it can sometimes seem downright impossible to find the time to eat dinner together at the dining room table, let alone have meaningful conversations about our days. Read More