7 Step Personal Stress Management Plan for Busy Parents

Let’s face it, most of us are busy.  But with a good personal stress management plan, you can make your life feel like it is on auto pilot and that you are sailing smoothly on easy street. How do I know?  Because last fall I created a personal stress management plan after going through a…

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What are the benefits of drinking lemon water

What Are the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water?

You’ve probably heard that lemon water is good for you, but what are the benefits of drinking lemon water?

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Are Strengths and Weaknesses Interchangeable?

If you were asked to write a list of your strengths and weaknesses, how many qualities would be on both sides? So often in life we think that our strengths are our best personality traits and many quietly ignore their weaknesses, secretly hoping that makes them go away. What if your strengths and weaknesses were…

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Love Your Pet? Why Our Connection To Animals Matters

For months one of my sons has been quietly asking for an animal.  He feels so deeply connected to animals that sometimes we have to stop on the bike path just to make sure that the squirrel made it up the tree safely or that the ants got across before a bike squashed them. He…

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30 Days of Gratitude Project

How would your life be enriched through consciously being grateful for 30 days? What would you notice more? How would it change your life? Join the community as we begin the 30 Days of Gratitude Project!!

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Halloween food ideas- ghosts

Happy, Healthy Halloween!!!

Happy, Healthy Halloween!   While Halloween is synonymous with giant bags of candy, you can celebrate with some pretty yummy and fun treats too!   The greatest part is that kids like these treats just as much.  Well who wouldn’t when they are fun to eat and look a little creepy???

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Our Kids Are Listening

Words, one of the most powerful weapons we have as humans.  (Yes, I just said weapons, you didn’t misread it). We all know that old saying, “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”   While there is some truth to that and there is also a lot of untruth.

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How Does Technology Affect Kids Today?

Technology has a way of creeping slowly into our lives.  For years we existed without cell phones, but now that they exist, most people cannot imagine how to function without a cell phone on their hip or in their purse.  The question becomes,

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For the Love of Nature

Our house is filled with leaves, twigs, rocks, feathers, acorns…if it has to do with nature, it is probably in our house.  One of my sons has even asked to keep a little mouse skull that he found so that he can study it and learn from it!!! As you have probably guessed, my boys…

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Crockpot Apple Butter – Easiest Ever!

At the base of my stairs I have quite a few apples freshly picked from a farm near here.  As I was contemplating what to do (I’ve made apple sauce, apple crisp, apples and peanut butter etc.) my mom said, “Why not make apple sauce in the crockpot?”  This is why I call my mom…

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