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When I was in Elementary School, our entire class went to sleepaway camp as part of the 5th grade curriculum. I have several distinct memories from that experience, but one, in particular, stands out: The camp had a pool, and...
I wish I could do more for my family. I wish I was a better mom. I wish I were a better friend. I wish I did more as a wife. I wish I had more patience with my...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital. Coping With Stress and Anxiety in a Post-COVID-19 World :: A Guide for Parents and Children The past year has been a highly stressful one for children, adolescents, and families as we...
Disclaimer: I tried to write about this in a way that didn’t make me look like an absolute raving lunatic, but it wasn’t possible, so I’m just leaning into it. If anything, I hope my distress makes someone laugh...
“You’re so patient with him,” someone told me while watching me talk my son through a meltdown. I smiled and said thanks, not sure what response was appropriate. But I reflected on her words later, and I realized that I...
I recently went on a girls' trip to Orlando to celebrate a friend turning the big 3-0. With everything going on in the world, I was a little reluctant. However, my plans fell perfectly into place last minute, and...
If you know me, it goes without saying: I’m a worrier by nature. On a scale of 1-10, my average, casual anxiety level usually hangs out around a 7, ready to jump to an 8 or higher at any...
Lots of people shop around for pediatricians or gyms.  Some people don't realize that it is standard to shop around and interview your potential therapist. Why? Essentially, therapists have different styles. A good fit is important! Research shows that a good therapeutic...
As a high school student, I journaled often. Somewhere there's a box with tons of spiral-bound notebooks filled with a wide array of sagas including young love, breakups, friendship antics, cool parties, and dance team activities. I remember using...
This year has honestly been the roughest roads most kids have encountered.  Huge life changes, traditions canceled and holidays missed, kids and adults are carrying quite the load, and things can feel tough. Our newfound sanity saver has been journal...

A Peace of My Mind

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2020 continues to be a year of transformation in my life. As a wife, mother, and young woman. While all the chaos swirls around me, I find solace in small moments when I realize I am displaying growth. My latest...
I won't bore you with the story of a friendship that went sour. I'm not here to convince you that I was right, or that they were wrong. Most of us can admit that at some point we have felt...
Oh My Gosh, Did You Hear? It may seem innocent or maybe you are genuinely concerned, but the question of "Did you hear about..." can ignite a wildfire of gossip and false information. Even if it is being asked out...
It’s more than likely you’re looking forward to giving 2020 the boot, and 2021 couldn't get here any faster. Not so fast—before the year is over, there’s an opportunity to discover ways to ground yourself amidst uncertainty and change....