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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Galveston’s Seaweed: The Problem is The Solution

First impressions are often misleading. Such was the case when our family took a short vacation to Galveston island off the Texas gulf coast. When we walked out to the beach from the resort where we were staying, we felt that the sand, though a very light beige with fine texture, was somewhat... dirty. In …

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