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Joyful Reads from July 2022

in Joy Holden, Turn the Page

Hello! I’m Joy, and I love to read. I consider it my greatest talent and favorite hobby. Another one of my preferred pastimes is recommending reads to anyone who is the least bit curious.

The Dos, Don’ts, and Benefits of Couples Counseling

in Family Life

Have you ever considered going to couples counseling? Turns out, there’s a lot more to it than just picking a counselor and going to a few sessions. Dr. Christine Belaire with Belaire Counseling Services weighs in with some helpful advice.

Say “No” and Slow Down

in A Day in the Life of Dad

It seems we made it: summer is winding down, we are shifting into back-to-school mode, and extracurriculars are getting started. This means things are going to start speeding up again. I know at my house, summer allows for a break from the running ar

Auditory Processing Disorder in Students

in Health and Wellness, School

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is defined as a hearing problem that affects how one processes and understands sounds due to an interruption in the brain when it tries to process these sounds, especially speech. There’s no known cause of it–doctor

Stretch into Infant and Toddler Gymnastics

in Health and Wellness, Things To Do, Family Life

Did you know that gymnastics isn’t only for your incredibly active six year old? Your baby or toddler can enjoy and benefit from participating as well. Anastasiya Motuzok, co-owner of LA Gold Gymnastics, started gymnastics at the age of 7 and was a c

You Can Feel Bad

in Faith

There is an ongoing misconception that, if you are a Christian, your life will be all sunshine and rainbows, and everything you need or ask for will be given to you if you simply pray for it. Because of this, you can never “feel bad,” because if God

Three O’clock Project Says It’s Time for Food Security

in Thrive

If your child has stepped foot in a local summer camp, chances are you have heard about Three O’clock Project, an initiative headed by Emily Chatelain to address food insecurity in our community through school programs and assisting summer camps.

Sports & Behavior

in Health and Wellness, Things To Do

Sports has always been a topic of joyful memories as well as concern for parents. On one side, children in sports have the opportunity to get physically active while doing something they find enjoyable. Being part of a team and being able to interact