Feeling Frantic? Signs You’re Overextending Yourself – And 7 Ways To Stop We all know that spreading ourselves too thin isn’t healthy. We lose focus, our performance suffers, and instead of being productive, we end up producing inadequate work. But how can you tell whether you are productively busy or just outright overbooked? And when […]
With my husband, our relationship is almost like it was when we first got married. … We are working on it together. – Angie, proud graduate of the Treehouse and recovery advocate Just about anyone who has ever struggled with addiction would attest to the wave of destruction that substance abuse has not […]
I’m excited to partner with Education.com for today’s cute activity! If you have a baseball lover in your home, this summer boredom buster is for you. Young kids will simply enjoy using craft materials, and older kids can brush up on their geometry knowledge as they create their very own baseball pennant. In this guest […]
Just recently I wrote a guest post on the wonderful family website Chicken Scratch N Sniff. My article is titled “How You Can Grow a Stronger Family.” I wrote about how the family garden is a valuable tool for strengthening family time and passing down family values. Here are two excerpts from my article: ———————————————————————————————————— […]
Our little baby has grown into a mover and a shaker. She is crawling everywhere, and very soon she will be walking. Ruby has grown so fast! Along with her new mobility, she relishes her new independence to explore the house on her own. One of her favorite activities is to pull nightlights out of […]
Recently I read a fantastic article about how women treat men in today’s society. Written by a pair of brilliant sisters at InsideOutMinds.com, the authors eloquently bemoan the popular trend of women putting down their husbands. Read the full article here. I too have noticed this dangerous trend. It seems that every time women get […]
Remember the wonderful book Tell Me a Story in the Dark that I wrote a rave review about here? The author, John Olive, has written a guest post about how to use your own real life events in storytelling. I’m excited to share his wisdom with you! Family stories are also a part of narrative therapy, […]
Healthy eating is usually one of my goals. (Although I love my sweet tooth!) As a mom, I hope I can raise a family that eats a variety of fruits and veggies and healthy meats. Gardening has definitely helped our family eat more veggies, but those darn sweets are what get me off the healthy […]
Continuing with my focus this month on pregnancy and parenting, I’m happy to share a guest post again from Brittany Miller, from Brookie the Brave. We originally had thought about collaborating an article together about “How to Tell Your Children Hard Things,” but I realized quickly that Brittany’s wise words are poetic on their own. […]
I’m excited to share a guest post today from a close friend. She is an amazing momma who chose to deliver her second child at home, rather than in a hospital. As more and more mothers choose this option, we thought her story would be helpful to share. She and her husband were prepared for […]
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