Is Summer A Bummer?

Is summer a bummer?

Childless friends, grandparents, siblings, and even husbands might say, what can be rough about summer? How about relatives who have no kids, older kids, or just different kids, who plan a vacation without your own younger kids’ bedtime in mind.…

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Living On Purpose

Living on Purpose

It was my birthday on Friday. Birthdays always get me thinking more deeply… how about you? After I had my first child, I found my birthday wasn't a big deal anymore – to anyone else! Everything was all about the…

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The Facts About Farm Fresh Foods

The Facts About Farm Fresh Foods

Farmers market or supermarket? Organic or conventional?  Farm-raised or wild-caught? There is so much information out there – some confusing, some conflicting – about the healthiest and most cost-effective ways to feed our families on a daily basis. One of…

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The Joy Of Storytelling At Family Meals

The Joy of Storytelling at Family Meals

I had the honor of interviewing Nancy Mellon, MA, a teacher, artist, and expressive psychotherapist who specializes in storytelling as a healing art. She is the author of Body Eloquence, Storytelling & the Art of the Imagination, Storytelling with Children,…

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Countdown To Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

Every year I make an Advent calendar for my kids. Not because I am religious, but because for us it has become a way to get focused and go inward during a busy time that in the past has gotten…

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Afternoon Munchies…

Afternoon Munchies…

… don’t we all get them? The afternoon is a time when I feel hungry and more likely to make poor choices. It’s also a time when I am more likely to give my kids anything they want, forgetting that…

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