Author Archives: Annie Shultz

Annie lives in the woods of Kansas with her 3 very young children. Christ, her family and writing are driving passions within her life. She is an eternal optimist and strives to encourage others with her sweet heart and huge smile. You can read her Kansas mom blog at MamaDweeb.com and follow her on Twitter @MamaDweeb.

Be the person you want your child to grow up to be

One of the greatest life gifts my parents gave me was the dialogue throughout my childhood that I could be or do anything I wanted. They were so convincing that I believed them. The conversations weren’t comprised entirely of sunshine, rainbows and unicorns, but were instead always very matter of fact. If I wanted to…

5 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick on a Family Vacation

It is Spring Break time! And it is also almost summer break. Time for traveling! When you are away from home, the last thing you want to do is worry about your health. Dr. Yael Halaas is a board certified ENT. She has been quoted in US Weekly, Men’s Fitness, Prevention & Fitness Magazine, and shared…

Depression and Parenting – Seek help

It comes out in different ways. Some moments I just lie in bed and cry. Other days I look around with hopelessness at the wreck my house is in and see no way out. Or I sit in church, surrounded by friends, only to feel alone and numb. My smile feels like a lie and…

Carefree Laughter: a daily multivitamin

Laughter is a good medicine. It balms the soul when the waves of anxiety buffet. It clears the mind when lists and deadlines loom. It reminds us that life is still fun even if we do not enjoy the responsibilities consuming our thoughts. What is there to laugh at? A silly hat on a toddler’s…