Category: Fostering Mental Wellness

Blog Header - Building Resilience in our Children The Need to Create Collectivist Communities in an Individualistic Society

Building Resilience in our Children: The Need to Create Collectivist Communities in an Individualistic Society

At our church, we host asylum-seeking families from around the world. Most are passing through and stay for just a …

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Blog Header - The Value of Family Traditions for Children

The Value of Family Traditions for Children

Most of us love traditions.  We may not have wondered why—we just know we enjoy them….especially around the holidays!  It …

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Blog Header - Being LGBTQ During the Holiday Season

Being LGBTQ+ During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is full of joy and happiness across the world. For billions of people, this is the time …

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Blog Header - Back to School in 2021

Back to School in 2021

In August of 2020, I wrote a blog about the decision to keep my then 3-year-old twins enrolled in childcare …

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The Impactful Role of Fathers on Kid's Mental Wellness

The Impactful Role of Fathers on Kid’s Mental Wellness

The role of a father exists in everyone’s life story. Fathers, present or not, known or not, give us some …

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Self-Care for Parents Who Don’t Have Time

Self-Care for Parents Who Don’t Have Time

Without a good understanding of and proper attention to their own needs, parents are ill-equipped to help their kids and …

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Fighting Social Isolation in Teens

Fighting Social Isolation in Teens

In Bexar County, less than 40% of students were physically in school during COVID. Many found themselves isolated or chose …

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Self-Care Means Practicing What You Preach

Self-Care Means Practicing What You Preach

The hierarchy of my life – a typical #momlife – goes something like kids first, then family, work, school, spouse, …

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Non-Medical Options for Anxiety and Depression in Kids

Non-Medical Options for Anxiety & Depression in Kids

In the past year anxiety and depression among youth has increased significantly. We know that these conditions are caused in …

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Establishing Routines and Structured Virtual School Days

Establishing Routines & Structured Virtual School Days

Culture, environment, and parenting styles will make routine very different in every family, but a balanced structure in the family life …

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