Tag: balance

Giving Our Five Year Old More Freedom

A little while back we had a family outing to a very nice beach just North of where we live.  It was one nice day in all the terrible rainy weather we had been having, so we thought we better take advantage and do something outside.  The grandparents happened to be in town with their trailer and were accompanied with friends visiting from Australia. … Read more →

Importance of Sleep and Rest for Parents

You shouldn’t be ashamed of resting or relaxing.   For parents of young kids it’s sometimes hard to get in the rest that you need to function properly.  There is a great article from Australia that goes into more detail about it, called “Sleep for Parents”. When we had our first baby I slept when she slept, just like everyone tells… Read more →

Avoiding Stress at Christmas

For many, if not most, the Christmas season can be the most stressful time of the year. What is supposed to be the most joyous of all holidays can be a real struggle to get through. There is often an increased workload at the office, more requests for social activities, and of course some intense shopping at overcrowded stores. Even on Christmas Day… Read more →