Five Activities To Increase Self Esteem in Preschoolers

The preschool years (3-5) is such a big developmental period for the brain.   Kids are learning about self-concept, how they fit in socially, who they are as an individual (that they even are an individual), what roles they play. They’re learning about who they are based on the reactions and feedback from others.  It’s aContinue reading “Five Activities To Increase Self Esteem in Preschoolers”

Showers Count As Self Care, Right?

Hello, my Screen Savers, today I’d like to chat about my daily shower ritual. It’s a self care ritual that I love to do but there’s specifics about my water temperature preferences. Each evening, after the kids go to bed (and sometimes twice on the weekends) I like to take my shower.  I do admitContinue reading “Showers Count As Self Care, Right?”

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Basement

You’re not going to find photos of a beautiful home on my IG feed.  My home is a disaster in one room or another at any given moment. As it was when I ask the kids to go clean up their room.  But sometimes “cleaning up” isn’t the solution when there’s too much shit toContinue reading “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Basement”

Declutter to Stop the Emotional Speedball

Speedballing:  mixing heroin and cocaine together and shooting up.   The effect is “supposed” to give the feeling of a euphoric high without the “negative” side effects like anxiety and heart palpitations.  But the danger in the combination is that the user may believe they have a higher tolerance than they actually do and takeContinue reading “Declutter to Stop the Emotional Speedball”

How Our Kids Get Better Sleep

Last month Abalone had her annual well-check visit with her pediatrician.  We see the Doc every 3-6 months for a variety of reasons but mostly to reevaluate our tactics with dealing with both kids’ ADHD. Abalone getting better sleep turned out to be our top priority discussed during this visit.   One of the thingsContinue reading “How Our Kids Get Better Sleep”

Huntington Park Gives An Up Close View Of Spokane Falls

Huntington park has a history that goes back as far as the World’s Fair, Expo ‘74.  But up until 2014, when the park was revitalized, many felt that access to the park was off limits.  However, today you can visit the park for an up close view of the Spokane falls, check out the MonroeContinue reading “Huntington Park Gives An Up Close View Of Spokane Falls”

Day Trip Guide to Gardner Cave, Washington

We might call Spokane our home town these days but for decades before now we lived in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.  We moved in December, 2014 and one of the reasons we moved to Spokane was that we could drive a half-hour in any direction and wind up in the forest.  That’sContinue reading “Day Trip Guide to Gardner Cave, Washington”