Persuade Me....

22 Apr 2013

As I peruse my facebook newsfeed, I realize that much of the information we come across today is in the form of a blog.  And why shouldn’t it be?  Social media is a quick and easy way to spread the word!  Besides that, who really wants to take the time to read through the actual research paper and interpret the statistical results when we have someone else who can do that for us?

How Do I Decide???

27 Mar 2013

Why is it that as a parent, it seems like every choice you make is some life-altering, earth-shattering decision that could permanently harm your child’s development?  I suppose it’s because parenting is the single most important job on this planet – you are personally responsible for another individual.  This tiny little life is here because of you, and it can only continue to exist if you feed it, care for it, and nurture it.  And maybe you’ve had bad luck with the other things that were entrusted to your care.  Perhaps your track record is such that you’ve killed every plant that has ent

Why We Have The Willow Tree Family Center

15 Mar 2013

My dad came to my house to watch my kids this morning.  They’re 2 ½ and 11 months.  When I walked out the door at 7:00 AM, I felt free.  It was an easy morning and a stress-free start to my day.  Usually leaving the house goes something like this:

Despite my attempts to start getting ready to leave at 6:45, suddenly…“It’s 7:00!!  We got to go!  Mommy still needs to dry her hair!”