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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 […]

The Beauty of Ambiguity

Life is never straightforward. The destination you start-out for is seldom where you end-up. Twists and turns are a part of being human. But for most people, uncertainty and ambiguity are not comfortable things. In fact when faced with a situation where there isn’t enough information to make an informed decision, the brain usually engages […]

Here today – Antique tomorrow

Anyone that has a toddler probably has witness them trying to switch TV or computer programs by swiping the screen. Because many of them know how iPads or iPhones work, their technology point of reference is based on touchscreens. Isn’t innovation amazing?!? Imagine what other new technologies will become commonplace within the next 5 – […]

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 […]

The Strange Paradox of Mommy-Time

“Just relax honey, that _(insert random household chore)_ can wait till later.” Yeah….right…just relax… How do you do that? I love my husband. He is an amazing father, provider and friend. He is the person that does the grocery shopping in our house, takes out the garbage, helps fold the laundry and fixes broken things. […]

What’s next after high school?

The idea of my kids in college sends cold shivers down my spine. Not because of the parties and being thousands of miles away from home. Well…maybe a little of that…I did go to Florida State University! Mostly because of the steep costs associated with higher education and worrying if I will ever be on track […]