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August 5, 2022

The Magic of Boredom Part 2: How to Foster “Boredom With a Purpose” for Your Family

by Allison Hurst, MS, NCC, LPC

We recently discussed the often-untapped magic of boredom, especially for children. We know that time for self-directed play increases emotional regulation, executive function, and physical literacy in children. (read Part 1 here if you missed it)! But if you are anything like me, you crave some practical application of all the evidence-based information out there […]

July 27, 2022

The Magic of Boredom (Part 1)

by Allison Hurst, MS, NCC, LPC

The Magic of Boredom: Part 1 I notice the magic in myself, sometimes—in the moments of calm-despite-the-chaos of new parenthood, where I find those precious moments when I can steal away to the delightful space of mental wandering. This is where magic happens. Often, I wonder if my creativity has waned in adulthood. Maybe this […]

June 15, 2022

Cheers to the Good Ones

As a new mother navigating the changing dynamics of my own tiny family, I am so much more aware of this day than in previous years. While my husband has handled much of our recent changes with amazing resiliency and support for myself and our daughter, the postpartum journey has not been particularly easy for […]