Category: Family

Going Beyond the Gifts by Bethany Fox

December is finally here along with the forthcoming holidays. Whether that time is spent with family and friends, shopping for last minute gifts, finishing up a big work project, or around town at various holiday events, the month is going to be over before we all know it! It is important around the holidays to […]

Written by on December 14, 2022

An Attitude of Gratitude by Bethany Fox

“When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.” – Emmanuel Dagher The seasons are changing and the holidays are just around the corner. With the changes in weather, we hope to begin to feel a change in ourselves and our outlook on what’s to come in the last few […]

Written by on November 14, 2022

That Holiday Magic

December has finally arrived, and with it comes an abundance of colorful lights, vibrant wreaths and a question of family parties for 2021! Will we meet again or be safe again? Such an important question for all of us celebrating so many different holidays! Several other important questions this holiday season include: 1) How am […]

Written by on December 9, 2021

Back to School Season

Our children ramp up with excitement for the 2021-22 school year amidst continued COVID concerns! An interesting combination. Parents magazine, August, 2021, identified the top parental concerns heading into this upcoming year: social skills and friendships (45%), attention span and the ability to remain engaged (45%), mental health (43%), and motivation to do well (41%). […]

Written by on August 5, 2021

Back to School

This September, life looks vastly different to all of us — in our communities, our work and our home lives. Nowhere is this shift more apparent than in our schools, where administrators, teachers, parents and children are facing unprecedented changes in adapting the way we educate and empower our youth. Concerns are now multi-layered. At […]

Written by on September 2, 2020

This Holiday Season – Resolve to Involve

  As you are preparing for the upcoming holidays, make it a point to take care of yourself by involving others in the preparations and even the decision-making. Things will go more smoothly if you create an atmosphere that encourages others.   Eliminate Perfectionism – Learn to appreciate “Perfectly OK”. By sharing the work, things […]

Written by on November 27, 2013

Moving into Fall!

  Autumn certainly holds it’s own beauty! It is time to savor nature at an amazing time of year. The activities of Fall can become quite overwhelming, especially in family life. This lifestyle of busyness deteriorates a sense of health and well-being. 1) Take time to reinforce wellness by getting out in nature and moving; walking, […]

Written by on September 18, 2013

It’s Back to School Time!!

This doesn’t quite conjure the same excitement for most kids as “Only 5 more days until Summer Vacation!” What can parents do to help? Remember what you looked forward to in going back to school when you were a kid. Was it friends? Recess? School lunch? Activities? These could be the same things your kids […]

Written by on August 15, 2013