Category: Parenting

Clean Eating for Thanksgiving

Traveling. Dining out. Hosting. “What’s the plan?” asks my mom. With three teenagers, horses, chickens, and a dog, traveling has become a bit cumbersome. With our kids each recognizing their unique physiological responses to gluten, dining out is challenging. So that leaves hosting. Traditions + Gluten Free = Yummy Traditions are important in my family …

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Choosing a Priority

To-do lists can get long. Choosing a priority can result in uncertainty. Typically, in such a situation, the human response goes one of three ways: Ostrich: bury the head in the sand Energizer Bunny: look really busy doing not much of anything Balanced Bird: prioritize in order of time sensitivity and importance; chug along at a …

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I’m Ready! Celebrate!

Follow a map. Be happy. Do the sweaty work. Mop up spills. Be adventurous. Enjoy unexpected success. Ad lib. Treasures come in different forms. This year’s pirate-based theme for the 4H State Arts In Program is “I’m ready!” I hear a different message every time I sit through the show. (I attend many shows since my eldest son is …

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