Tagged with " Parenting"
Helping Out a Family in Need After a Tragedy
By     |    Aug 5, 2014
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    1 Comment

Helping Out a Family in Need After a Tragedy

I am in a wonderful mom’s group in St. Louis called MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). One of the moms in the group had a friend who recently died after being stung by bees. Here are some Facebook posts that really touched my heart and many others. “Sarah and Eric Harkins are in desperate need of our prayers. Sarah, who is 5 months pregnant with the Harkins’ 5th child was stung […]

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Speaking Up is Hard To Do?
By     |    Jun 17, 2014
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    5 Comments

Speaking Up is Hard To Do?

I know that speaking up is hard to do. I think it’s only in recent years when I have actually found my voice and started speaking up more–especially when anything happens around my three-year-old daughter. Take this for instant. The other day, I took her and my stepson (13) to this cool park in the picture. We were having a pretty good time, which can sometimes be hard with a […]

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Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Spirit
By     |    Mar 27, 2014
Posted in: Family, Health, Parenting, Religion, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    6 Comments

Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Spirit

In this series I’ve covered ways to deal with stress in your  body and mind, so this week we’ll finish up with de-stressing your spiritual side. It doesn’t really matter what your religious background is or even if you have a religion at all. We, as humans, have a spirit/soul/something that makes us more than just biological tissues with a brain. If you don’t feed your soul, all kinds of […]

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Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Mind
By     |    Mar 6, 2014
Posted in: Family, Health, Parenting, Spirit Lady     |    7 Comments

Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Mind

Most of my friends would say I’m pretty zen but I definitely have my bad days. Or, ahem, weeks. This winter the weather has been terrible and I’m dealing with my own bout of the winter blahs so this post is a good reminder of what I need to do too. Here are my top tips for recharging your mind and getting your zen back. Spirit Lady’s Top Tips for […]

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Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Body
By     |    Feb 20, 2014
Posted in: Aging, Family, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    10 Comments

Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Body

Have the planets aligned in a certain dysfunctional pattern or is the winter blahs just hitting everyone harder this year? My peeps are seriously stressed. I swear if I hear “polar vortex” one more time I’m gonna karate chop the TV. Whatever the reason for everyone’s depression, lack of energy, and overall bad mood, I thought it would be the perfect time to pep you up with some of my […]

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Why Smart Kids Worry: And What Parents Can Do to Help (Book Review)
By     |    Feb 4, 2014
Posted in: Books, Family, Parenting, Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady, What to REALLY worry about     |    8 Comments

Why Smart Kids Worry: And What Parents Can Do to Help (Book Review)

Since I’m thinking a lot about this “worry” topic, especially as it pertains to parents and kids, this book popped out at me when I was at the library. So, I read it and reviewed it, and here it is. I would love to know what you think–do you think we are creating a society of worried kids? Is there too much information they are bombarded with? If you live […]

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Making Tough Decisions as Part of the Sandwich Generation
By     |    Sep 10, 2013
Posted in: Dealing With Guilt, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    4 Comments

Making Tough Decisions as Part of the Sandwich Generation

Last week, I posted about guilt and the Sandwich Generation. (The Sandwich Generation is full of people who have young children at home whom they are caring for and parents who are starting to have health issues due to aging.) I wrote about the huge amount of guilt I felt this summer when I had to choose between helping take care of my mom or spending time with my immediate […]

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