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ursulabowling

ursulabowling
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Ursula is a wife, mama, psychologist, and friend. She has four children by birth and adoption, including a daughter with Down syndrome. She and the hubs share homeschooling the kids and bringing home the bacon. She loves modern quilting, good coffee, and time with the people she loves.

5 Ways to Help Children Cope with A Quarantine

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Nobody wants to be quarantined because of COVID, but since schools have reopened and the virus has continued to spread, the reality is that many families find themselves in this situation.  While there's probably not...

On Robots and ‘Rona: There’s a Reason You’re Exhausted (And What You Can...

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Automaticity.  It sounds like the world of robots, but it is actually an essential part of how your brain works and right now your brain's automated systems are all askew. Briefly defined, automaticity is the...

5 Ways to Help Kids Cope With Chronic Illness

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Having a kid with a chronic illness is a club no one wants to join, and yet at least 10 percent of children have some sort of chronic health condition. Honestly, I find that...

To the Mama Raising an At Risk Kid in A Pandemic: I See...

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Dear Mama: You never imagined that you would be here, juggling your child's health and a global pandemic. This is the stuff of dystopian novels, and somehow it has also become your life. I want you...

What I’ve Learned by Running With My Son

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Last year, the Oklahoma City marathon ran past our house, and my boy was enthralled.  He wanted to train to run, and he asked me if I would train with him.  So, I did...

Increase the Peace – Tools for Anxiety Reduction

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These are scary times, and everyone is feeling the worry that comes from the news, disruptions to routines, and the general angst of living in 2020.   Kids are not immune from the stress and...

7 Helpful Tips for the Unexpected Homeschooler

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All over America, moms and dads are suddenly waking up to find themselves home school parents.  As a homeschooling veteran, here are some ideas to make your life easier (no jean skirts or large cloth...

Please Take a Number

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I'm a mama of 4, and we home school.  Additionally, my children expect to eat, remain hydrated, and constantly create craft projects of all kinds.  This means that someone is asking me for something...

Mama, It’s Enough

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Last Wednesday night was one of those nights. You know the feeling: too much to do, a missed deadline, mistakes, exhaustion, and a list of worries big and small. There was also a thunderstorm,...

Down with Differences {Down Syndrome Awareness Month}

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October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and a great time to talk to kids about differences and how to be awesome with them. We all (okay, almost all) want to raise kind kids who...