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Too much or too little?

A Violin Through the Eyes of a Ten Year Old Part of having children is the challenge of keeping everyone engaged in doing something. Finding just the right blend of involvement, interest, finances, follow-through and overwhelm can be quite the balancing act to say the least.  “How much is too much?” “What about too little?” […]

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Raising boys.

Over 4 years ago. How does that happen?  How does four years go by that fast?  How does your son go from being a tiny little 10 year old to a man-boy that’s taller than you with a deep voice and broad shoulders? And my heart skips a little beat knowing that this one-second-moment-of-the-last-four-years is […]

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The Power of Play: Letting Go and Growing

One of the greatest things about being a play therapist and being a mom is that I can say without a doubt that our home is a playful home.  And my hope for my tiny contribution with these somewhat regular posts here on TMH is that other folks are inspired to be more playful as […]

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The Beauty Of Boredom

How often do you let your kids be bored?  If you would have asked me that question a few months ago I would have said “all the time”.  When really the answer was – they are bored all the time, and I then find them something to do. Then one day I had the chance […]

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