power of play

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Cotton Ball Snowball Fight

Snowball fights where I live are pretty far and few between, especially when the temperature is 68 degrees in the morning and up to 80 by the afternoon!  This is why I love Texas!  Having a cotton ball snowball fight is something everyone can enjoy, even if you have snow…it will take a lot less […]

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The Power of Play: Who’s the boss, applesauce?

It’s a conundrum we find ourselves in daily with our children.  The day is going smoothly and everyone is peaceful and cooperative. Then, as you are juggling beach bags and multiple water bottles that are “too heavy” to carry and wet pool towels whilst trying to herd your chickens to the car the scene in […]

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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 Power of Play: Love and Learn

Pin It With Valentine’s Day yesterday, like everyone else I am finding myself knee deep in cupids and valentines.  Whether this holiday was meaningful to you or not, it’s always great fun for the kiddos.  This year I found myself making Valentine’s Day a soapbox issue.  Because if I had to target one skill I […]

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The Power of Play: The Hum Regulator

Happy New Year to you and yours.  Hope it was joyous and magic and full of sparkles.  (Okay, so it’s fine if you were in your jammies with some pizza, as long as you had fun with it.)  Now that the madness of the holidays is past us, I choose to dive straight into the […]

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The Power of Play: Do as I say, not as I do….

Hope this finds everyone recovering from Halloween candy coma and prepping for the holiday season that seems to sneak up on me every year.  (Seriously, every year…like it’s some kind of surprise on the calendar I didn’t know about.)  When Destri gave me the opportunity to write these guest posts, I jumped at the chance.  […]

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The Power of Play: Life is a Bowl Full of Fun

I can’t believe summer is finally coming to an end!  Around here, we will still have at least 6 more weeks of heat, but it’s time for the chickens to head back to school.  No more days going barefoot, eating Popsicles and splashing at the pool.  Back to school is serious business.  And I always […]

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The Power of Play: PDQ and the next BBQ

If you are anything like me right now, your brain is a little fuzzy with the heat and the blur of keeping up with summer.  There’s nothing lazy about summer around here.  It seems we are always up to something.  So, imagine my surprise when I took a good look at the family calendar and […]

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The Power of Play: What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’?

Hey there gals of the Mother Huddle! Remember me?  It’s Tina, the klutzy, loud mouth gal who loves to keep things playful.  I’ve been a little absent from bloggyland due to that little thing called life in the Mommy Track.  Holy smokes! Where did Spring go, anyway?  Summer is just around the corner. If life […]

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The Power of Play: Taking Stock of the Little Things

It’s a new year and a fresh start.  Here at mi casa, we have abandoned resolutions.  Instead?  I have made two commitments for living a more present, genuine life everyday.  One of my commitments involves living in the moment….every moment.  As a full-time working mom, it seems like I am always thinking in fast forward […]

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