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Every Test in Your Life Makes You Bitter or Better.

For therapy today, our family piles on couches and chairs in the living room to watch a video. Aaron, our attachment therapist, is showing our son a video and wants our family to watch it together. We will watch a short video clip of a trip Jack Black took to Uganda...

When the Life Has Been Sucked Out of You

It's tough to describe the level of exhaustion I feel on a regular basis. This is how you feel when the life has been sucked out of you. Like the machine in the movie The Princess Bride, this summer of caring for my children with attachment issues has sucked years off...

Dodge and Weave

Aaron, our son's attachment therapist, is here at the house with us. He notices it takes quite a bit of cuing and direction from me for our son to get through his afternoon routine. "Have you considered creating a visual schedule?" Aaron asks me. "Yes, we've done...

Family

15 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Do smoothies help you stick to your healthy eating and weight loss goals? Smoothies are great breakfast when you need something quick and on the go. Here are 15 Healthy Smoothie Recipes you will love. My kids also love smoothies so I'm continually watching for...

On the Beach Jello Shot Glass Dessert Cups for Grown Ups

On the Beach Jello Shot Glass Dessert Cups for Grown Ups are a delicious adult beverage treat for your next get-together or beach-themed party. This recipe is an adult version of the On the Beach Jello Mini-Serving Desserts for Kids. Jello Shot Glass desserts can be...

On the Beach Jello Mini-Serving Dessert Cups for Kids

On the Beach Jello Mini-Serving Dessert Cups for Kids is the perfect treat for your next family gathering, beach-themed party or luau. Shark Week is here and we are ready for adventure. Click here to read a review of JAWS, the ultimate thrill movie that is just as...

Fitness

When Fear of Failure Looms Large

Does fear of failure loom large in your life? I’ve noticed something fascinating about failure over the last couple years since I started speaking and writing. I’m completely terrified a good bit of the time. Anyone who has started their own business knows that you...

A Cure for Panic Attacks: The Potato Chip Method

The Panic Attack I shiver as water laps against my ankles. The neck of my black wetsuit feels too tight on my throat. I pull at it nervously. The sunrise brightness is crisply clear over the water. Three orange buoys bounce in the reservoir lake water like ridiculous...

For a Day When You Need Motivation

For a Day When You Need Motivation Use these phrases and pictures for motivation on one of the tough days. The Hope Toolbox Today's Bible Memory Verse: The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will...

Treat Jar for Kids Printable Kit

Treat Jar for Kids Printable Kit

Are you looking for a fun way to motivate and encourage your kids? Check out this fun Treat Jar for Kids Printable Kit. This printable kits includes many small, engaging activities that are a treat for any kid. Most activities are free! Use this jar as a special...

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Chore Jar for Kids Printable Kit

Do you need a new way to get your kids to help around the house? Check out the Chore Jar for Kids Printable Kit. This printable kits includes many small, realistic chores for kids ages 5-12. (Feel free to take out chores and add additional ones to match your child's...

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I’m Bored Jar for Kids Printable Kit

Does it drive you just a little bit crazy when your kids whine, "I'm bored!" Check out this fun "I'm Bored" Jar for Kids Printable Kit. In my house, I say "bored" is "the B word" and I find something for them to do. But what is the task you should give a kid who says...

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30 Days of Frugal Dates

Are you looking for a way to spend more time with your husband, boyfriend, or sweetheart, but you don't have a lot of extra money to spend? Check out these 30 days of frugal dates. Here is a whole month's worth of ideas to spend time with your sweetie every day for a...

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Freedom Writers Movie Review and Free Discussion Worksheet

Freedom Writers is a movie about a dedicated teacher in a racially divided Los Angeles school has a class of at-risk teenagers. Read on for our Freedom Writers movie review and free discussion worksheet. Use this worksheet with your children, classroom, or homeschool...

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Your Guide to Amazon Prime Original Programming

Last week I shared with you a guide to some of the many original films and series currently offered on Netflix. Today's I give you Your Guide to Amazon Original Programming, for those of you who are Amazon Prime subscribers. (If you are not yet an Amazon Prime...

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