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Don't Put Off Reading This Article!

Mark Twain said "Never put off til tomorrow, what you can do the day after tomorrow." As I've been helping my son during his senior year of High School, I hav...

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Intentional Harmony

Intentional Harmony We know that if we have a partner, that relationship is probably one of the most important ones. Then why is this relationship one of the most vulnerable ones to work-life stress? It is all too easy to take out frustrations on the person we love the most. How can we avoid this? Well, the answer is "It takes work" and an investment. Just like the title of this blog, w...

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Too Much is NOT a Good Thing

Originally printed in March of 2017, but thought it would be worthwhile to release again. While on vacation a few weeks ago, I noticed there were many elementary and middle school aged children present at our resort. I also noticed tha...

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Building Your Baby's Brain

      Building Your Baby's Brain was originally posted in March 2016. The complexity of the human brain is nothing short of amazing. The changes which occur in a baby's brain are significant from the time of conception to three years of age. As a caregiver of a baby, it is your goal to support healthy brain development. Here are a few suggestions to help:...

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Fun at Home with Preschoolers: Getting Ready to Read!

Used with permission through a partnership with the Illinois Early Learning Project. Is your child between the ages of 3 and 5? If so, you can do a lot to make getting ready to read a natural part of daily life. Most 3- to 5-year-olds still have a way to go before they are ready to read and write. There's no need to rush this natural growth, but you ca...

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5 cures for cabin fever

5 Cures for Cabin Fever

With much of the state covered in snow and plunging into the deep freeze this week, I thought I'd re-share this blog originally posted in 2016. "Mom, he's touching me." "No, mom, HE's looking at me." "MOOOooooM, tell him to stop touching MEEEEEE." "I'LL STOP touching you when you stop...

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Winter Fitness

Winter Fitness Now that winter is upon us, it is quite comforting to sit down with a movie, hot chocolate, and your family for some quality time together. Although it is important to do some enjoyable and relaxing activities, it is important to try to incorporate some plans that include physical movement for overall fitness. Even though you may have to be creative in your planning as yo...

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