I had always wondered what it'd be like to be content. I’d watch others who seemed to be content and think, “Gosh, wouldn’t that be nice? To love life just as is…to feel that kind of joy and satisfaction." I pondered whether it was possible to be a dreamer, doer, and completely content at any given moment.
A Swipe Away
Currently, the average time a child spends on a screen is 7+ hours a day. Yet, here lies a major dilemma for us as parents.... keeping them safe from the crazy happening on the internet and teaching them how, when, and why technology can be used for good; essentially technology etiquette.
Ask the author with Aimee Andren
With her first book (a two-in-one delight) in print and her next one well on its way, local children’s author, Aimee Andren, took us on a journey from how she got the ball rolling, to her sources of inspiration, and some words of wisdom for those out there dreaming this same dream.
When I think of the word Celebrate, so many thoughts spring to mind: bright colors, excitement, and laughter. Of course, there are the traditional birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries to celebrate, but, the older I get, the more I am choosing to find daily things to celebrate. Sometimes I bake for no reason at all except to celebrate that we are in good health.
Celebrating the Everyday
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Your precious, adorable one-year-old is about to smash the beautifully decorated cake you made into her face, licking the icing between picture-perfect smiles and giggles. You’ll simultaneously soak it all up and capture it on camera.
Science Takes Root with STEM Billings
Roughly every three months during the school year, community members in STEM-related fields volunteer their Saturday mornings and donate supplies to give students a chance to learn about the real-world applications of STEM and to understand that science shouldn't be scary or intimidating.
Here’s the thing…I love my kids, more than life itself. I care about raising them, and parenting them, and investing in them more than anything. It's my main priority. I consciously purpose to be patient and calm…and a lot of times I am! Actually most of the time! But things build up…I'm fine. I'm fine. I'm fine. And then I'M NOT FINE.