All posts by: Kristin Tenney-Blackwell

I was asked most recently about Paratus and what brought me to starting this adventure. I shared that it’s easier to be ready when we see and experience ready, and...
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We all go through moments in our parenting, teaching, coaching, and/or caregiving, when it feels that our connection with others is less than ideal. Sometimes our brains and bodies are...
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Many will go to great lengths to make sure children are academically prepared for success. The retail world knows this, and so you find flashcards and workbooks everywhere from the...
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As we move into a new year, I cannot help but think about the possible stop and go feelings we can all experience during transitions, including this post-holiday time. It...
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A year ago, I wasn’t blogging or even remotely active in the world of social media. In fact, Paratus was just a beginning thought. When people ask me why I...
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‘Tis the season for so much, isn’t it? Choir concerts, crowded parking lots, and school parties. Family gatherings, crackling fires, and flour-dusted kitchens. Yet, through all that busy, we feel...
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As Autumn blazes out and the last colorful leaves fall from the trees, we tend to look inward. Maybe that’s because the landscape outdoors is so bleak that it doesn’t...
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Nature has certainly set the scene for Part 2 in our discussion of cozy joy. Outside my window, and many of yours I imagine, there’s a blanket of white cloaking...
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Time change week. It can produce exhausted kids and parents, internet memes, and darkness that creeps in before you’re even home from work.  Do you see any benefits to the...
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The start of the school year brings excitement and, if we’re honest, weariness. “I’m at my breaking point with these back-to-school activities,” a mom of five recently commented. When we...
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