Children enjoy the journey

With leash in hand, I was ready for my daily walk with my dog. I liked the idea of going outside and shaking off excess stress while pounding the pavement, step by step. I liked that it took me 5 minutes to walk my dog. It gave me time to get home and accomplish all [...]

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Children are “plugged in” to their parents

I recently went through a challenging time in my life, where I was forced to look at certain relationships with greater awareness. During this process, I faced my shadows, which unfortunately brought anger, hurt, and pain. As much as I wanted to shield this very real experience from my children, I could not because children [...]

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What do you love to do?

While speedily getting my son ready for karate class he began excitingly talking about his next belt test and how he wants to advance to the next level. Completely disconnected from him,  I was simply interested in getting him to class on time. I then began thinking about how my children’s after school activities interfere [...]

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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

As the apple picking season here in the Northeast comes to a close and the leaves burst into  their fiery plummet to the ground I  reflect on the splendor that is Nature. My family and I make our yearly trip to pick apples and pumpkins at the orchard, which always puts us all in a [...]

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