Category: Family Rules

Take the time to listen to your own story: a Journey to Self-discovery

From a very young age I was always ready to go with the flow. There was this innate acceptance of how life would play out:  graduate from school, go to college, get married, and have children, raising a family while continuing to work professionally…

How my personal story has taught me to be patient and resilient during these hard times.

I live every day with the goal to make it the best day.  Every morning I reset myself to open my heart to all the possibilities of the day.  I envision happiness, content, laughter, and a flow of positive energy. Every night I go…

Falling in love with your life

Prioritize what is important to you and your love ones

Ways to practice mindfulness as a family

Mindfulness is, without a doubt, a source that can help us lower our stress level and allow us to recharge when our tanks are running empty.  Day after day we focus so much on “getting things done”, sticking to the planner, and dealing with…

Tips for your Morning Routine that works!

Mornings can be tough… The eternal juggling of managing people, pets, and oneself so early in the morning can be quite overwhelming. I remember getting out of the house and sitting in my car thinking… I’m ready to call it a day, and I…

Practicing Gratitude with the Family

My husband and I have been trying our best to practice gratitude at night time.  With time we have noted how been grateful influences our day to day thoughts and feelings.  From being grateful for the big things (the health of our kids) to…

Having conversations with your Preteen

I spend I good amount of time with my oldest son who is 12 almost every afternoon.  My younger son plays soccer so he is usually gone with my husband to the soccer field and comes home after 7:30 almost every night of the…

Lo Mein with Steak and Veggies

Since I was 5 years old my parents had the tradition of eating out EVERY Thursday!  No matter what was happening during the week or the weekend, the three of us knew Thursday meant going to a restaurant (most of the time to a…

Memories from an “all girls” Catholic school

My son, following the public education of where we live, will go through four schools before graduating from high school. He is truly unfazed by the system and is already looking forward to going to his third school, I,  on the other hand, cannot…

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