Jennifer Slingerland Ryan

Jennifer Slingerland Ryan
Jennifer Slingerland Ryan knows a thing or two about kids and families. First, she knows they are joyous, exhilarating, loving and so darn fun. Second, she knows they suck your life dry and make you weep like a baby. By day she’s a psychotherapist; by night she’s a mom and wife. She claims to love therapizing couples, educating parents, reading dystopian fiction and sleeping in her free time (read: she never sleeps). Jennifer is a mom of twins who are sweet as sugar, but just hit that tween stage so all bets are off. Her youngest is...a joy. Let's just stop there. Most days you can find her in her office seeing clients, doing laundry, loading or unloading the dishwasher, or catching up on the latest episode of Real Housewives of (Insert City Here), Walking Dead or This Is Us. She is a tree-hugging country girl from West Texas who reads, writes, and teaches about human development and families as a hobby and profession. You can read more from Jennifer at her therapy blog, ichoosechange.com

Pete The Cat :: Family Theater Series at The Eisemann Center

This post is sponsored by Eisemann Center, but all opinions are 100% my own! Pete the Cat put on his favorite shirt, with four...big...colorful….round….buttons! One of them popped off and rolled away, but did...
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Parish Episcopal: An Inclusive School Where ALL Belong

Bold Leaders. Critical Thinkers. Creative Learners. Effective Communicators. Many institutions claim a stake in diversity and stress the importance of building a community, but at Parish Episcopal School, they don’t just tell you what they mean, they...
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Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids

I believe the children are our future. Teach them well, and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of...Oh, sorry, I was channeling Whitney...

Educating the Whole Child: Trinity Christian Academy

Trinity Christian Academy is committed to educating the mind, heart, and body while making sure that every student feels loved the moment they step in the door. Yes, please!  Everything about that makes my momma...
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Maddi’s Fridge: The Eisemann Center Addresses Food Scarcity in a Family-Friendly Play

If you haven’t visited the Eisemann Center for their Family Theatre Series, what are you waiting for? The plays are funny, timely, educational, and are fun for the whole family! For example, Maddi’s Fridge,...

The 2 Things Your Teen Needs

Raising two teenage daughters has me feeling like I need to crawl into the fetal position and weep on a weekly basis. It takes a person with some well-intact self-esteem to raise a teenager,...

Easy-Peasy After-School Snacks for Every Age

Junk food...it’s what’s for dinner!  Well, not really. But sometimes it feels like that’s all my kids will eat. Putting together meals and snacks the whole family will enjoy is quite the challenge. Couple that...
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6 Things Happy Couples Do

Staying a happy couple in the midst of all the poop, carpooling, whining, drama, and parenting craziness is perhaps the absolute hardest thing a couple will have to endure. So, how does a couple...