Leaders Can Thrive at Work and Home

Leaders Can Thrive at Work and Home

by Kerry Wekelo Do you bring your work stress home? The American Institute of Stress states that 80% of workers feel stress on the job. Many are bringing that same stress home to their families, not realizing that children can sense when their parents are stressed....
9 Reasons Kids Calm Down Coloring

9 Reasons Kids Calm Down Coloring

by Lori Lite We’ve probably all witnessed how quickly kids calm down coloring no matter how active they were just a few moments ago. When we sit down at a restaurant, our children cheer up the moment the server places a coloring sheet and crayons in front of them....
ABCs of Decreasing Stress

ABCs of Decreasing Stress

By Lori Lite Reducing stress can be as easy as ABC for you and your family. This ABC list makes it fun for children to pick a letter, read, and implement a tip that will reduce stress for the day. When children step through the academic door to learning they also open...
That’s it! I’m self-publishing!

That’s it! I’m self-publishing!

by Ellen B. Alden I’ve never been good at waiting. After all, how do you move forward if you’re stuck in one place? My debut novel, a historical fiction entitled Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke, has been caught in “publishing purgatory” for seven months now, and I’m...
Preparing Siblings for the Arrival of New Baby:

Preparing Siblings for the Arrival of New Baby:

By Lori Lite  Any type of change can cause stress and that includes the arrival of a new baby. Preparing siblings ahead of time for the arrival of a new baby will decrease stress and increase joyful acceptance. Children might be wondering how the new baby will change...
Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables

Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables

By Kerry Wekelo I created If It Does Not Grow – Just Say No: Eatable Activities for Kids for children of all ages to discover how much fun they can have with fruits and vegetables.  As a mom, I want my kids to eat vegetables and other healthy foods. I found myself...
Emotional Intelligence Activity

Emotional Intelligence Activity

THE “FEELING FAMILY” BALLOON SACKS Happy, sad, angry, frustrated, excited, and even stressed.  Emotional intelligence is a vital skill in a child’s development. Understanding feelings and motivators are an integral part of daily life and a more highly tuned emotional...
Making Math Fun 

Making Math Fun 

Does the mention of math cause you and your children to cringe? Today’s parents, teachers, and psychologists know that making math fun reduces stress and enhances the learning experience. Students all over America are struggling with math and science. In a recent...
Reducing Stress in Kids

Reducing Stress in Kids

by Lori Lite Children are vulnerable to stress. Thirteen out of one hundred children experience some kind of anxiety disorder and many more are just stressed out! Living a balanced life and reducing stress in kids is a challenge for most families. With very little...
How to Improve Your Breathing

How to Improve Your Breathing

from the BreathGuru Most of us take our breathing for granted, but with a little attention and practice, our breath can revitalize us and restore our peace of mind. Finding the hidden tensions in our bodies and releasing them, facilitates good breathing; and when a...