A part of raising a mindful and grateful child is to give them the opportunity to express their gratitude toward someone on a regular basis. I am a big believer that one does not need a special occasion, or having been given a gift to write a Thank You note, and sending them simply because …Continue reading "Teach Your Kids The Lost Art Of Writing Thank You Notes"
Why Setting Personal Boundaries May Be Difficult, But Why You Need To Start Implementing Them Now As a mom, a wife, family member, and business owner having boundaries that I stick to – with all of my might – has become an essential if not the most important part of self-care. But just like …Continue reading "The Why And How Of Setting Personal Boundaries"
Summers are busy times, especially for kids. From camps to vacations, and simply hanging out with friends, kids are constantly active and are often outdoors. It is also the time of excessive heat warnings and long days in the sun. Because of that, I – as many other parents – am constantly concerned about my children’s …Continue reading "How To Keep Your Kids Hydrated During Summer Months"
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Las Vegas aerial view taken from a blimp by DanitaDelimont Poster is available via Zazzle It is time again to join Lexa Cain for her weekly blog hop “Celebrate The Small Things” You can join this ever-growing list of gratitude practitioners there. Remember, when you look close enough, you will always find something to be grateful for. …Continue reading "A Moment Of Gratitude – A Celebrate The Small Things Blog Post"
greatest gift received you’re closed eyes, sweet smiling yawn my heart in your hand Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015 To all of you Mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Avalon Media to you.Continue reading "Daughter – A Haiku"
the sound of a fight echoes through the dreary house no longer refuge from where can I steal a little sense of peace, lost somewhere in the dark Copyright Claudia Blanton 2015Continue reading "Holding Onto Hope – A Poem"
Undead was such an uncaring word. Zombie was not much fun either. There are better labels I would choose for myself if anyone that mattered would listen. Who did not matter where my sisters, who thought I was way out there, and well I was pretty cool, after all I still had all of my fingers …Continue reading "Transient"
Returning to the place, where she had been abandoned, was supposed to bring her closure of some kind, but instead it brought her only an empty feeling of nothingness. The bare steps of the large church where cold, bare and a stark contrast to her childhood, adopted by the kindest people she ever met, or could …Continue reading "The Gift – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction"
This was the worst, and scariest day of her short life, the day where everything would change, and nothing would ever be the same. A slave to a custom, that never dared to ask what she wanted, her choices not relevant, her young age not an obstacle. She was, after all, just a girl, her …Continue reading "Just A Girl – A Flash Fiction"