Recipe of the Week
This week’s recipe comes from my sweet friend, Annie H. The BLT Balsamic Chicken, Avocado, & Feta Salad is one of her family’s favorite recipes. In addition to serving the recipe as directed, Annie will also turn the dish into tacos. So fun and so delicious!
Holding Space for Big Feels
My daughter is highly-sensitive and feels BIG feels. Crying is a way that she works through and processes the emotions running through her mind and body.
When Emma cries, my Mama Bear heart wants to help “fix” her problem so she’ll stop crying, but I’ve learned a more skillful way to help her. As uncomfortable as it initially feels to hear her cry, I snuggle her up and let her cry for as long as she needs. I want her to know that her emotions are valid and important.
I found this article, “11 Soothing Things to Say When Your Child is Crying” and it’s an excellent summary of how I've learned to guide Emma with empathy and understanding during her big feels.
Small Business Spotlight
I love accessories. Bring me all of the necklaces and bracelets!
Following are my favorite local artists who make gorgeous pieces:
Live well. Be kind.