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Less Screens, Less Stress for Kids

Less Screens, Less Stress for Kids

Video games.  Tablets.  Televisions.  In pockets.  On laps.  In cars.  In restaurants.  In bedrooms.  Screens can be a constant source of stimulation for kids.  And that stimulation may be causing stress to spike up in your child. What??? Most parents probably allow...
Stressed Out?

Stressed Out?

Stressed out this week?  Feeling like you need a break, a maid, a chaffeur, or a twin to get all your stuff done?  Dealing with stress is a reality for most of us. Take a deep breath.  Forget stress for a moment and check out this drawing by my second cousin who is a...
Day 14 – Whatever Happens, Remain Calm

Day 14 – Whatever Happens, Remain Calm

Since I have young kids (ages 6, 4 and 1), at least once a day¸ I’m saying, “It’s okay.  Stay calm.  Mommy will fix it.” Isn’t it true that we need someone to say that to us at least once a day too? Here’s when I need to hear those words: When guests are due for...