Category Archives: family

Preventing Toxic Stress

Stress is a normal part of life, and it can motivate people toward reaching goals. However, it can, especially in young children, hinder mental, social, brain, and personal development since humans are not born automatically instilled with the most productive … Continue reading

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Lee Hirsch’s BULLY is shocking, informative, and thought provoking as it takes the audience on a dangerous and terrifying journey into a realm where bullies rule. This realm spreads out across America like a devastating infection, claiming lives and ruining … Continue reading

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Sugared and Spiced with Wicked Delight

Excitement grows as Halloween approaches, bringing with it a feast of wicked, little treats that are sure to delight the youngest of Halloween rookies, as well as seasoned veterans seeking confectionary treasures.  As much fun as it is devouring the … Continue reading

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The Best Worst Days Ever

Life is funny. Kids want to grow up faster than ever, and adults dream of bygone days when life was simple, when they were five or six, or maybe ten years old. As a mother of six children, well…now, mostly … Continue reading

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Tempting Them with Tortellini

Tempting Them with Tortellini Glass panels in the antique door rattle announcing the kids, and their boisterous entourage, have arrived home. Book bags hit the floor, and shoes are kicked off as stress from a hard day at school is … Continue reading

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It’s Always about the Marshmallows

It’s Always about the Marshmallows “Um…” It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden If Pride and Prejudice is put in the DVD player, then homemade hot chocolate had better be heating on the … Continue reading

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Spring into Simplicity Living in Michigan makes seeing and feeling welcomed sunshine a true blessing, but it also signals the onset of spring. What is wrong with that? Absolutely nothing if you are a perfectionist in every aspect of your … Continue reading

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Movies You Might Have Missed Blade Runner: (1982) This hauntingly beautiful, intense movie stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. Revisit a magnificent, yet bleak vision of the future in the year 2019, Los Angeles as Rick Dekard, a … Continue reading

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Enemy of Mine Don’t be afraid—you can handle this monster. It’s big, ugly, and seemingly hell bent on ruining your hopeful outlook for the future, but you can beat it to death and come out ahead. Come on; let’s get … Continue reading

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Because You Can Early Saturday morning, I ventured downstairs believing I was the only one awake, but I was mistaken. To my surprise, I found my nine-year old son sitting at the computer. He looked deep in thought, so I … Continue reading

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