This week I wanted to talk a little bit about family and how it is defined. There are so many families in the world and each of them are unique and made up in their own ways. Family structure is so different  all around the world and who people consider their family changes with each […]

Keep Calm and Play On

This past weekend I volunteered at the Community Wide Play Day through the Community Partnership of the Ozarks. This was a great opportunity! Despite the terrible weather and all the rain over a hundred families showed up for the event and we had so many volunteers, we didn’t even know what to do with them! […]

A Positive Attitude

Today, I was just thinking about how much a positive attitude can change a situation or at least your perspective of it.  So many times in life, bad things happen and we focus on the negative and tend to complain a lot, but you would be amazed that just a little change in perspective can […]

Community Wide Play Day

This week I just wanted to talk about the Community Wide Play Day that is coming up at the end of April.  This is an event that is put on by the Community Partnership, here in Springfield.  The purpose of the play day is to just get kids moving around and play! It also provides […]

Thoughts About Parenting

In one of my classes we talk a lot about parenting and made me think about what makes a good parent. This made me realize there are no perfect parents. As a parent no matter what you do, you are going to make mistakes, but that’s still okay because parenting is a learning experience. If […]

Turn that Frown Upside Down

This week I want to talk about something that is so simple but yet so complex and that is being happy in whatever you do.  So often we complain about the daily hassels of the day but why don’t we change our perspective a little and think about all the wonderful opportunities we have.  So […]

Once upon a time…

Stories they are something we all know of and something we have all heard about but do we ever think about how important they are and how much of an effect they can have? Stories set up the foundation for our perceptions and knowledge of certain events.  This is especially seen when we think about […]