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{FINDING HAPPY}: Grace and Accountability

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Tanja Haaland, LPC, NCC Psychotherapist, Mom, Pastor’s Wife, and Shawnee Resident 913.904.8565 Tanja.haaland@yahoo.com www.Tanjahaaland.com   One of the most thought-provoking concepts I have ever heard of (from a therapist friend of mine) is known as “Grace and Accountability.” I also call it, “Knowing When.” It basically says that there is a time to let... »

{ARE WE THERE YET}: Losing Emma Rose and Hidden Dangers in Your Baby’s Nursery

By Alexis | Co-Editor

In 2011 we lost our third daughter to bi-lateral renal agenesis, resulting in Potter’s syndrome. Simply put, Emma Rose never developed kidneys or the piping to make donor kidneys work. She was born at 36 weeks with no way to urinate and underdeveloped lungs. She lived for a short 2 hours. We were devastated.... »

{RECIPE FILES}: Baked Mac & Cheese

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Our family has made a new commitment to eating more at home and from scratch. We have given up much of the takeout and box meals. Our goal is to spend more time together in the kitchen and around the dinner table. {RECIPE FILES} is a monthly column to share with you some of... »

GET2HEALTHY: New Heart Health Survey Tool for JoCo

By Alexis | Co-Editor

New Heart Health Tool for Johnson County Overland Park Regional recently rolled out a fantastic new tool to help you evaluate how healthy your heart is. It is a comprehensive, online survey tool that gives instant results on your heart’s age in relation to your biological age, your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and... »

ARE WE THERE YET: Revisiting the ‘budget’ word

By Alexis | Co-Editor

I recently read about this couple living on $14,000 per year, Danielle and Jason Wagasky, she a homemaker and he a college student living off of his GI bill from a stint in Iraq. On this small amount of money these two were feeding, clothing, sheltering AND entertaining a family of 4. This is... »

FINDING HAPPY: Mindfulness and gratitude in everyday activities

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Tanja Haaland, LPC, NCC Psychotherapist, Mom, Pastor’s Wife, and Shawnee Resident 913.904.8565 Tanja.haaland@yahoo.com www.Tanjahaaland.com   It’s 4 am. Throughout the night I have been up multiple times with my children. Being a mother of a two year old toddler, who doesn’t sleep well, and nearly five month old twins, I find myself lacking sleep... »