Shelterwood staff Jeremy Stanley giving presentation this morning during new mentor orientation week on ways to connect to students through recreation and service. AND, in true Jeremy Stanley servant fashion, he gave us this presentation on his birthday! Happy Birthday, Jeremy! You inspire us all! https://www.facebook.com/Shelterwood
My favorite mantra is “I am enough. I have enough.” Maybe 2015 is the year that I will be brave enough to really believe that. How about you? Read more: New Years, New Year’s, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Resolution, Resolutions, Women, Men, 2015, New Year, Parenting, Self Improvement, Funny, Authentic Self, Parents-Moms, Anti New ...
As parents, it’s damn hard to sit back and let our kids suffer disappointment, heartache, pain, fear, and rejection. It’s a tough swallow to allow other people to treat our kids in ways inconsistent with our own worldview, albeit ultimately for their own good. Nevertheless, to truly prepare our kids for the real world, we ...
Choosing not to involve myself in the relevant issues of the day is a political action. That action may or may not have consequences for my future, my son’s future or the futures of others I care about. Read more: Activism, New Year’s Resolutions, Black Lives Matter, Parenting, Politics, Black Voices News http://familylifeworks.org/blog
Whether you are a mom or just have a mom, you know that all mothers have flaws. No matter how hard we try, we just can’t be perfect. Read more: Parenting, Parenting Teens, Abusive Parents, Teens, Motherhood, Challenges of Motherhood, Parents-Moms, Parents-Teens, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog
It’s New Year’s resolution time — the time when we all say we’ll do all that stuff that we do for about a month and then quit (it always cracks me up how the gym and pool at the YMCA fill up briefly in January). Read more: Claire McCarthy, Parenting, Resolutions, New Year’s Resolutions, Parents-Moms, ...
An excellent article from John DeVries on slowing your mind down. A great goal for 2015! Mindfulness – Shelterwood Boarding School shelterwood.orgMindfulness is purposefully slowing your mind down to focus on what you are experiencing in that particular moment. Take time to understand mindfulness… https://www.facebook.com/Shelterwood
Pick something that’s merely annoying and decide to let it go. As long as it isn’t causing bodily harm or grossing out the general public, put the nagging on pause. Read more: 2015, Parenting, Parenting Resolutions, Holidays, New Year, New Year’s Resolutions, Parents-Moms, Parents-Dads, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog
If I could lie in a dentist’s chair for several hours, why not a lounge chair?
Two families describe the fun they’ve had working with the African Library Project, which works with donors to start school libraries in Africa.