Stress is in the air as we get ready to go back to school. We need to help our children navigate this stress, and we do this best by first learning how to bust our own stress. Keep reading for a time tested strategy to help manage our stress. UNDERSTAND & UTILIZE DEEP BREATHING: The […]
“Don’t make your amygdala any bigger” I tell my children (and myself) when stress is high. Then, like clock-work, comes their response: “Daddy, we know….to you everything is about the amygdala,” and then we have a good laugh. Do you and your children know the vital importance ofkeeping your amygdala the size God desires? If […]
Breakfast is my favorite meal of day. I love pancakes, donuts, bacon, eggs, and coffee. My favorite is to make good old blueberry pancakes, sit outside on the patio with the family, and listen to the hilarious musings of my children. But breakfast wasn’t always my favorite. I remember counting the seconds until the lunch […]
Well, you can’t be on Pinterest or read mom blogs for too long without coming across recipes for homemade laundry detergent. So as my Tide pods were running low, I decided to give it a try. After a little research, I landed on this recipe because it was the prettiest (and also got great reviews by the commenters). However, after using it for a couple weeks, I wasn’t convinced it was working well, so I wanted to put it to the test.
I’m not a professional provider of services to people with special needs, only a mom of a child with Down syndrome. As much as that qualifies me to give advice, here are my tips for being a good friend: Use “people first” language. People with disabilities are people first, and identifying them by their disability […]
(In case you missed it, find the main article where I outline my weight loss plan here!) Here a few other things that I have learned along the way as a personal trainer that have helped me to succeed: 1. It takes 1-2 weeks to start seeing results. How many times have you had a […]