Blog — Family Harmony

A Solution for Bored Children: The Common Good List

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Too much time, too little to do-- this is the often the problem of summertime with kids. Can weeding, washing dishes or taking out the trash help your child do better at school and better in life? Yes. Here is a piece I wrote about getting kids and families to work together for the common good. 

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More Joy, Less Stress: How to Take the Pressure Off Your Holiday Celebrations

Stress-free holidaysIf you are finding yourself stressing in the holiday rush, you are not alone. But it doesn't have to be this way. Here's a piece I wrote a while back about how to find what we are really looking for-- always-- but especially during the holiday season: those intangibles that are paradoxically truly palpable: connection, love, gratitude.

For me, that often comes from noticing that moment at the holiday table or living room couch when everyone is contentedly eating and conversation is flowing and my only wish is exactly what I am experiencing right then. Sometimes that picture doesn't happen, and something else happens that hits that spot. What is that moment for you? Let's all be on the look out for those times where we stop worrying about what's next, or what should be happening and instead thoroughly savor what is. Happy, peaceful holidays to all!  


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