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Raising Readers - Take Time To Look At The Pictures

Raising Readers - Take Time To Look At The Pictures

Take time with your child(ren) to look at what the pictures of books are telling you. The images tell you a lot about what is happening and give children cues for the words being read. Talking about the images also increases oral language skills which has been found to be an important part of academic success. Pictures in storybooks are important for many reasons and help to bring out the joy of reading.

couples therapy

couples therapy

Before we got married, my husband and I, like his brothers before him with their wives; did couples therapy. All three of us couples would tell you that we found the pre-marital therapy helpful for our marriages. Jordan and I, however, have continued our counselling since our wedding. We see it extremely helpful with navigating as a stronger team through this complicated thing called life. I truly believe since we're human, we all could use a little help in the mental health department. It’s never too late to start.

Unconventional?

Unconventional?

Are you unconventional? That's ok! Embrace everything that you are and shine. When I meet my husband, I never thought I would end up with someone younger than me, and he was a single dad with an infant to boot. People love to give you advice because of their version of "normal."