For my first 10 years of parenting, I was searching for my village. I wanted a place to belong, to fit in. I wanted a place for my child to feel understood, even cherished. I wanted to connect to other parents and schools who understood my complex children. I was searching, but wasn't finding, the help that I needed to parent my complex kids. Sound familiar?
As much as we all love local fitness studios, it can feel just a little bit tougher to walk through the doors when the sunshine, breeze, and the Jersey Shore’s salty sea start begging us to ditch the indoor workout for the outdoors. Luckily, lots of local wellness professionals are more than willing to help you trust your instincts and take the sweat time OUTSIDE!
The very thing that makes us and others proud, that makes us different, that makes us successful, has a point where it can become the very thing that holds us back and causes our destruction. What helps us grow can also become the very thing that makes us break. At least it was for me.
The dolls, puzzles, playsets, piles of blocks and bags of racecars can be daunting. As an environmentalist, I believe that the best disposal solution is clear: seek out a way for these items to re-enter back into the realm of use.