Putting It All Out There…

by Melanie Edwards on February 23, 2017 · 4 comments

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If I can be honest with you, friends, I will share that so far 2017 has not been treating me well. What normally kicks off a season of positive change and excitement for most people, has not been so for me. While there are many things I can be (and am) grateful for, there have also been quite a few moments of frustration, sadness, and uncertainty that have led to nearly two months of being in a fog. And I hate it.

In a Fog

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It’s the Small Moments that Matter Most

by Melanie Edwards on February 3, 2017 · 8 comments

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Trust is not easy to come by; it’s something to be earned. I’m sure you’ve heard some variation of this sentiment many times in your life and have probably said it yourself, especially if you’re a parent. I know it’s something I’ve said to my baby boy and girl several times in trying to teach them about honesty, but also in showing them the character of other people and who they should honor with their own trust. Have you ever thought about the number of people that our small children have to trust on a daily basis? From placing trust in their parents, grandparents, or caregivers to trusting teachers, coaches, friends, and even health care providers – there’s a large number of people our kids interact with that require a factor of trust.

Small Moments Build Trust & Matter Most

Special, small moments seem to be the best at establishing trust, which is why a caring thought, helpful action, or a humorous moment can all go a long way in creating trust. When it comes to doctors and other health care providers, it can be hard to feel a sense of trust, especially when you don’t visit them routinely. When my children visit their physician, she talks with them about school, extracurricular activities, and other topics that help them feel at ease. When we’ve interacted with hospital nurses that care for my father (he has dementia), I point out to the kids when a nurse is going above and beyond to help my father (and our family) feel comfortable in a tense situation. It all leads to my children trusting their physician more, even if they routinely see her for an annual visit. Or to our family trusting that the nurses caring for my dad will be vigilant and nurturing, even when we’re not present. Trust is important with health care providers, which is why Pearle Vision is committed to building trust with patients and providing genuine eye care by taking the time to listen and understand what’s important to us.

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7 Easy Game Day Recipes for The Big Game


Football fans across the nation are gearing up for The Big Game and likely planning to get together for the biggest game day party of the year! While we’re not huge football fans in our home, (I know, I know) we certainly can enjoy great food and don’t really need an excuse to party! With […]

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50+ Latin Food Recipes for Your Slow Cooker!

Latino Culture

Cooking with a slow cooker can be a life-saver when you’re busy with parenting duties, work, and a variety of other life responsibilities. There’s nothing like the feeling of knowing dinner is ready and waiting for you to get home. Well, maybe the smell of your meal in the slow cooker as you open your […]

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Simple Holiday Cleaning Tips for Easy Holiday Entertaining!


The holiday season is definitely a busy time – decorating, shopping, kids’ activities, and of course, holiday entertaining! With entertaining comes the need to keep a clean and tidy home, something I learned all too well growing up in a Puerto Rican household. My mami always kept a clean home, yet, when the holidays came […]

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