By: Cheryl Maguire January is Thyroid Awareness month. If you are like me before I investigated this topic, you might have a vague idea of what your thyroid is or where it is located. Somewhere around your neck right? And it has something to do with your hormones, I think. To be more specific … More Why is Your Thyroid Important?
By: Deirdre Littlefield People are always intrigued when they find out that we bring foster children into our home. Most are polite, but you can often sense something else. Friends and strangers ask a range of questions. They wonder about the children’s behavior, where they came from and how we can let them go. Amazingly … More What Fostering Has Taught My Children
By: Melanie Anderson It’s been a tough few months for me. With my oldest starting high school and my youngest starting preschool, I have had a flood of emotions that I wasn’t ready for. I have been through the typical tears when each one of my children have started school. Tears on their first days … More His Firsts and My Lasts
By: Sandy Churchill As 2016 draws to a snowy close and 2017 lingers on the threshold, the timeless sensation of resolutions comes to mind. As parents, we share a potential spirit of reflection, evaluation, and future promises to do better somehow—to keep doing what is working, for sure, but also to embrace change, improvement, … More Resolutions for Good!
By: Lauren Tankle In my house, everyone has to pitch in. I have a six-year-old that likes to do certain chores around the house. I’m soaking this in while I can, because I know these days are numbered. I usually try to pick up a little bit right when I get home because I know if … More Paying Your Kids to Do Chores
By: Deirdre Littlefield We need to bring humility back to our children. We have been taught to praise everything they do to raise their self-esteem. We have told them how great they are for everyday tasks and have rewarded them in every area from academics to sports to citizenship. We, as a society, have … More A Touch Of Humility
By: Cheryl Maguire After a major decluttering of the house (see post), I found this gem of a picture my son drew in first grade. Here’s the story related to it: In first grade at my children’s school, they celebrate the 100th day as if it were a momentous occasion. In some respects … More 100 Years Old