Month: December 2016

You Set The Pace For Life

You Set The Pace For Life

  Go, go, go!  The American lifestyle beckons us to move.  Move quickly, move constantly.  Don’t stop and think.  Life is calling us.  Go! Maybe try something different.  Stop right here, right now.  Breathe in and breathe out and take a moment to contemplate how […]

The Gift We All Want To Give…

The Gift We All Want To Give…

    Do you ever find yourself studying pictures of people?  I could get lost for hours thinking about individuals in old photographs.  Did they think like me?  Were they happy with their family?  Was life everything they wanted it to be?  I don’t think […]

The High Cost Of Cheap Food

The High Cost Of Cheap Food

Whole Foods. Whole paycheck.  Or so the joke goes.  The misconception that organic, whole food is too expensive is a convenient excuse to make ourselves feel better for the choices we make.  We all have different incomes, budgets, and life circumstances.  I know when I […]

We Don’t Keep Secrets

We Don’t Keep Secrets

Secrets isolate your children.  Secrets harm your children.  I was a year out of college and living in Boston when I got my first “real” job working for an agency that housed teenagers, who were aging out of the foster care system.  During my first […]

Write Away Worry

Write Away Worry

  Write away your child’s worry!  If your child is dealing with a great deal of anxiety; grab your paper and a pencil and let them start writing.  They can write about anything.  It is the act of writing that pulls the brain out of worry […]

The Brain Boosting Benefits of This Breakfast Bowl

The Brain Boosting Benefits of This Breakfast Bowl

  Try saying that title 5 times fast!  If you follow me on Facebook (by the way, I would love it if you did) then you are well-aware that I attempted to write this post approximately 3 days ago.  An article filled with glamorous nutritional […]

Kefir and Three Little Bears

Kefir and Three Little Bears

  Don’t worry! This is NOT a post about kefir. It was GOING to be a post about the health benefits of this delicious breakfast bowl but my children thought otherwise. No, this post is about the struggles we all face feeding our children something […]

Granola with Ms. Jackson

Granola with Ms. Jackson

  My old friend, Janna Jackson, first shared with me her love of making granola in quantities the size of small mountains when we were in our early twenties.  I didn’t get it then.  Fast forward 10 years and I am all about those crunchy, […]

When to Seek Treatment for Your Child

When to Seek Treatment for Your Child

I hesitated writing this article.  The topic is truly subjective in nature.  For obvious reasons, there is a great deal of weight to the question of whether or not someone should seek help for their family.  If I am correct in my thinking and you are […]