And Away We Go….


Spring Break season is coming fast.  Can you believe it??  And with Spring Break often comes family travel. And with family travel comes the task of keeping kids occupied.  If your family will be heading on an adventure for Spring Break, here are some of our proven tips that have made the transportation more enjoyable. 1.  Great Family Discussion. Family trips are a great time to catch up with the happenings of your kids.  Or it is a great time to just chat about things and get to know your kids greater.   Some of our best discussions have been…

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One Of The Secrets to Motherhood


Back in the day, when my then fiancee and I were attending premarital counseling, I remember asking our facilitator what she thought was the secret to becoming  a happy spouse.  Expecting the heavens to depart with words filled with depth of knowledge dating back to Confucious, I was surprised  at the simplicity of her answer.  Yet, looking back, I think it also could be termed one of the secrets to being a happy mother. As a therapist, I could offer the standard importance of self care, taking time for yourself and letting go of expectations.  And while all of these are…

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Pets, Kids and Motherhood – A Vet’s Perspective


Pets are apart of so many families lives. We asked  Dr. Cheryl Sammons – mom and veterinarian – her opinions on pets, kids and motherhood. Cheryl Sammons, DVM Dr. Sammons is the owner of South Franklin Animal Hospital in Franklin, Tennessee.   1.  What three things do you wish every mom would know about animals?  Moms need to know that it does not matter how old your kids are, a dog or pet is ultimately your responsibility 100%; do not feel guilty because the pet will love you {mom} the most of anyone in the house; and having pet hair on every…

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Does it matter?


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  ~Dr. Seuss Do you like Dr. Seuss?  We love him in our house.  And I love this quote of his, especially being a Mom.  Amidst the countless parenting books and infinite “words of wisdom” that are solicited and even unsolicited, this quote rings true.    As long as the health and safety issues are in place,  there is no perfect path toward motherhood.   And I’m just glad for that!  Because no child dots all the I’s and crosses all…

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Changing the World


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank Do you remember reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” in school?  What a powerful message of one teenager changing the world through her own thoughts written down in a small diary.  Could anyone have imagined the impact she would have? As moms, we change the world everyday!  We change the world by changing diapers and playing one more game of G.I. Joe before nap time.  We change the world by getting up early to pack lunches, drive them to school and…

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