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Helpful Resources for Visual Learners

My first grader is a visual learner. She loves to read, enjoys doodling, and uses pictures, images, and objects to grasp material she is trying to understand. In my first post, I gave a basic run down on the three different types of learning styles. In this post, I will focus on how to assist […]

Raising Courageous Kids

  “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all others.” ~ Winston Churchill Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Going deeper, it is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, uncertainty, danger, or intimidation. How does one become courageous? Why is […]

What Moms Really Need From Each Other

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson She entered my kitchen with tears flowing down her face. Her toddler had just thrown a tantrum and, after other well-meaning mothers had offered her some advice, she just felt at the end of […]

Strategies to Simplify Your Life

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings This past Saturday night, my husband and I hosted a dinner party with three other couples. However, it was unlike many other dinner parties I have participated in. The reason is this: as a group, we four couples […]

Raw Milk – Friend or Foe?

“Isn’t it curious that at this juncture in our culture’s evolution, we collectively believe Twinkies, Lucky Charms, and Coca-Cola are safe foods, but compost-grown tomatoes and raw milk are not? With legislation moving through Congress demanding that all agricultural practices be ‘science-based,’ I believe our food system is at Wounded Knee. I do not believe […]