Shay Scholtes

Shay is the wife to a self proclaimed IT nerd, mama to two daughters, Sophia-5 and Saidey-2. By day she is an addiction/mental health therapist and by night she is a blogger/writer at Three Gals and a Guy, reader, and binger of Netflix and reality TV. LIfe can get crazy busy, but she wouldn't have it any other way!

Why We Told Our Kids the Truth About Santa

I love, love, love all holidays. It’s so fun to decorate and do all the fun activities associated with each holiday. But Christmas. Whew. My absolute, hands-down favorite holiday. It’s ALWAYS been my favorite holiday....
anxiety in kids

Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety

As a mom and therapist who deals with her own slight anxiety, it was no surprise to me one of my children was also born naturally anxious. Beyond "just shy" or quiet and reserved- the...

Listening to your Mom Intuition

My third little guy turned two in December 2020. He lived much of his first year during COVID times. We pulled him out of child care and his days consisted of two work-from-home parents...
extended breastfeeding

If They’re Old Enough To Ask… Breastfeeding Beyond Age 1

"If they're old enough to ask for it, they're too old!" This age-old phrase about extended breastfeeding is one I’ve heard several times throughout my nursing journey with my last two kids. After an...
summer bucket list

Our Family Summer Bucket List

Summer is here! And I’m welcoming summer extra this year after a year of virtual learning! Whether your kids did hybrid, in person, or virtual/homeschool- we did it, parents!! Now, bring on Summer!!  I love sitting...
mental health awareness

8 Ways to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month in May

May is Mental Health Awareness month. While I believe we should celebrate it EVERY month, this month is special because it raises awareness to help reduce the stigma of mental health struggles. And in...

Managing Your Mental Health and Social Media

If you’re reading this, most likely you are on some device- a cell phone, computer, or tablet. AND you probably came across this post via social media. This last year has stretched us as...
valentine's day

The Way to My Heart

February is the month of love and all around I’m seeing hearts, pink and red, and ways to make the month special for the ones we love. Our celebration of Valentine’s Day has changed over...

Lessons from 2020 I’m Bringing into 2021

Hey 2021! So good to see you! If any of you are like me, we spent a good part of 2020 adjusting to new routines and lots more family and home time. 2020 was...
stocking stuffers

11 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

For me, stockings are just as fun, if not more fun than the actual gift giving. I love filling my kids' stockings with small, fun things! Maybe it was my own experiencing growing up-...