Food and Boundaries (Part 2)

Food and Boundaries (Part 2)

In part one of this two-part blog series on Food and Boundaries, I covered the issues surrounding thinking dichotomously about our food choices and the social tendency to morally label food as either “good” or “bad”. My encouragement was to focus on the true purpose...
Technology: The Good, The Bad And The Boundary

Technology: The Good, The Bad And The Boundary

The Good Technology is a wonderful way to engage young minds and supplement learning.  Games, shows, and videos are stimulating and captivating!  YouTube has taught my family how to fix a myriad of household troubles as well as entertained our family with silly videos...
Screen Time: What We Know And What To Do About It

Screen Time: What We Know And What To Do About It

Sometimes as a professional, I get to attend a training that change my thoughts on parenting. I had one such shift last Friday, listening to Dr. Lisa Elliot speak at the WATCH Wellness Workshop. She was presenting on social media and video games and their effect on...
Good Physical Boundaries: ‘My Body, My Choice’

Good Physical Boundaries: ‘My Body, My Choice’

Teaching Good Physical Boundaries I stand across the desk from my supervisor. He looks up from reviewing my work and comments on how pretty my blouse looks. He then asks me to come over and help edit the story. As I lean over, his arm moves to touch my chest, his hand...
Food and Boundaries (Part 2)

Food and Boundaries Part 1

Is your relationship with food healthy or unhealthy? That may be a difficult question to answer. You may not even realize that you have a relationship with food in the first place, but everyone does, and for most people it is a very complicated one. A good way to...

Social Media and Comparison

The way you talk about yourself doesn’t just effect you, especially when it comes to social media. Whether positive or negative, the way you talk about yourself can actually have a significant impact on the way others see and think about themselves. You are modeling...

Tough Talks: Focus

Focus. My husband teaches photography at a local high school. He repeats over and over instructions on how to get a beautiful, clear picture. He teaches focusing with different kinds of cameras, but he also talks about different points of focus, and how to use...

Sports: Prime time or Overtime

Youth Sports. There is nothing that brings joy to a parent’s heart quite like seeing their little ballerina dancing across a stage in full (and most darling!) costume or watching their soccer player, all knees and elbows, running wildly across the field after scoring...