Ugly Cries and Hysterical Laughter

Good Good Friday morning, friends! I hope it is as beautiful where you are as where I am. I also hope you are able to get out – I know some places are stricter about the shelter-in-place rules than Texas is. Yesterday was an exhausting day for me. As parents, we like to keep it all together and carry on for our kids’ sake. Even if they are all teens and up! However, scientists and psychiatrists have long known that carrying around a lot of stress and excess emotion has consequences beyond our brains and into our bodies. Yet, when […]

Tips and tricks needed

Okay, my lovely parents of “older kids”… Send me all the tips about: 1) entertaining them (when they want it) 2) keeping them inside (when they don’t want it) 3) getting them to help around the house so you aren’t the only one with the laundry, cooking, sanitizing, etc. I will go first. 1) Games. Not everyone in our house is into board games, but this was a hit! You are given clues to help solve a mystery, as though you are a detective. Newspaper clippings, autopsy reports, etc. We all went through it and came up with our own […]