The Amazing Benefits of Reading Books

Aren't books wonderful?!! We love to read in this house, and I do mean we. I grew up obsessed with books. I loved going to the library to find new and exciting books to read, and my first library card was a treasured possession. Before we had kids, Mr. AJ and I loved to browse …

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Being Mindfully Present Even When It’s Hard

Our lives are busy, messy, and rushed at times. It seems that we are constantly in need of more time. We've improved things some by implementing a pretty solid schedule. I discuss the importance of a schedule for our own family in How Scheduling Saved our Family. Still, even with the awareness that we need to …

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Parenting a Highly Sensitive Kid: What we’ve learned along the way

Our six-year old showed signs of being highly sensitive from the day she was born. I really mean that. In the hospital, this tiny newborn made it impossible, even for the nurse, to put a hat on her head. All through her first year of life, we had to constantly change her diapers, even if …

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