Letting Go In 2017

Life

To my unfortunate surprise I started the new year out in the hospital with extremely high blood pressure and the release of a protein level in my blood that is typically present when one is having a heart attack.…

Capturing Moments In A Bottle

Life

Recently I was watching TV and a commercial came on for a movie entitled Collateral Beauty. One of the voices in the preview said, “What if all we have is now?” That statement really caught my attention. Having lost…

The Art of Dating At Home

Parenting

Lesson: As parents of young children who are very particular about whom we allow to babysit, my husband and I have pretty much mastered the art of having “date night” at home. With the busyness that comes with being…

Learning Through Everyday Activities

Education

Lesson:Although I try to do learning activities with my children on a regular basis, there are days that go by when there just isn’t time in the day for structured education time. I find that simple everyday tasks can…

Speaking Positive Affirmations Daily

Life

Lesson: This is a life lesson that I hope to instill into my children at an early age. It’s heartbreaking to hear a young person speaking negatively about him or herself. As an educator, I have come across so…

Making Traditions Memories

Parenting

Lesson: A very practical way that we can enrich the quality of our children’s lives is by building traditions that they can hold onto throughout their lives. Family traditions can give children security when the time comes that they…

Comforting Aromas of Home

Home & Wellness

Lesson: One of my favorite things in life is the changing of the seasons. I just love everything about the four seasons! Yes, even the bitter Midwest winters that brings cold and snow. With each season come certain comforts and…

Giving Purpose to Your Child’s Education

Education

Lesson:“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”–Nelson Mandela This has been a quote that has inspired me for years! As a younger student, school was just something that I had to do.…

Be Kind!

Life

Lesson: This is a simple but very essential life lesson that I am trying to be intentional about teaching my children. Being kind is so under-appreciated and practiced in our world today! It’s sad, but if we let society or…

Words vs. Actions

Parenting

The Lesson:“Kids don’t do what their parents’ say, they do what they see their parents do. So who was to blame here?” –Harlen Coben I recently came across this quote and the truth of it really spoke to me.…