Book Review: The Read-Aloud Family

During my trip to Georgia, two of my girlfriends recommended that we go to "The Story Shop" a small, whimsical children's bookstore. My friends knew of the passion my mom and I have for reading, and they knew that we would fall in love with the store. Children's literacy is something my family takes seriously.... Continue Reading →

June Wrap Up

When I chose gratitude and mindfulness for the month of June, I knew it be the perfect topic for a number of reasons. Specifically because we were going to be taking a family vacation to Florida and I wanted to be fully present and just enjoy the vacation. This vacation was the first vacation we... Continue Reading →

Screen Fiend

There is a great amount of discussion today about screen time; how much time you allow your children every day, and the influence this time has on the child's development. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics excessive screen time can put children at risk for a number of different problems. Children and teens who overuse screens... Continue Reading →

June Happiness Project

I'm a little late getting started on June's happiness project, which is ironic because the focus this month is on Mindfulness. This month I want to focus on the present and being aware and enjoying the moment. When I worked in the mental health field, I led a therapy group, in which we focused whole... Continue Reading →

Quality Time

The second Love Language to discuss is Quality Time. Quality Time may look and feel differently for different people; however when I think of quality time I think of giving someone your undivided attention. Chapman writes “In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, ‘I love you,’ like full, undivided attention.” I joke around about... Continue Reading →

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