The One Tool Every Family Needs Going Back to School

You’ve done your school shopping. Maybe you even implemented a couple new school traditions. But you are left to wonder how you can pull off a school year that is smooth and enjoyable, not riddled with chaos and frustration. Knowing the busy and hectic schedules that await causes you some concern. I understand! That’s why I’d like to share the …

4 Ways to Foster Patriotism in Your Family

Patriotism. What is patriotism? Googling it gave me a definition:  the quality of being patriotic; devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country. Not exactly helpful. I’ve heard that Pinterest is becoming one of the most widely used “search engines” so I decided to check there. I was greeted by a few quotes about patriotism, some cute patriotic outfits, and …

#DToo

What is It? 19 million people are affected by it, and nearly 10 percent of the population experiences it in any given year. As many as 1 in 33 children, 1 in 8 adolescents, and 1 in 5 adults has it. Only 1/3 of those experiencing it will seek help. Considering that more than 80-90% of those seeking help report …

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health. There seems to be a bit of a stigma surrounding those two words, yet many don’t realize the extent to which people are truly affected by them. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. So, I thought I’d take the opportunity to shed a little light on mental health.    Effects of poor mental health on everyday situations   …

The Best Mother’s Day Gift

Let’s pretend: it’s breakfast time, and your sweet little one has asked for some juice. He looks at you with those sweet ruby cheeks and silly bedhead, and your heart melts. As he waits patiently, you can feel his eyes intently focused on what you are doing. You pick up the pitcher of juice and attempt to pour into the …