Shay Scholtes

Shay Scholtes
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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!

Collective Trauma of COVID (yes, it’s a trauma!)

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How is everyone holding up? In March I wrote a post about taking care of your mental health in the times of COVID-19. It's been 7 months since I wrote that post and wow,...

7 Easy Toddler Activities

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We’ve been virtual learning now for several weeks with our 2nd and 5th graders. One of the main challenges we’ve encountered is keeping my 21-month-old busy and engaged while still being readily available to...

What I’ve Found Helpful in Navigating Virtual Learning

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Hey parents! Any others in camp virtual learning?! When our district offered this choice, despite my husband and I knowing it was the absolute right decision for our family, the time prior, during, and...

To Sleepover or Not to Sleepover, That is the Question

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Now, we have officially survived her first sleepover, we won't be making it a regular occurrence. Have you done sleepovers yet? Why or why not?

Resources for Talking to Your Kids about Race

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Racism. Antiracist. Justice. Privilege. Inclusion. Diversity. You may have seen these words floating around recently and are maybe wondering how to introduce these complex topics to your kids. I want to give a little background...

What I’m Loving Lately for Summer Fun

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How is everyone holding up now that it's summer? With all this staying home business, I've had to be a little creative, and let's be honest social media has definitely inspired some late-night purchases...
mental health

Tips to Support Children’s Mental Health During a Pandemic

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When all this started, my husband and I  talked to our daughters (ages 9 and 7) about what a pandemic means. We did it in an age-appropriate way, including the severity of it, but...
siblings

Supporting and Strengthening the Sibling Bond

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Becoming a mother is one of the single most challenging, yet heartbreakingly rewarding things I've ever done. Watching my three children grow up together is a close second. There's nothing like your oldest snuggling and loving...
mental health

Managing Mental Health in Uncertain Times

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During this extreme time of uncertainty and unchartered territory, I’m sure I’m not the only one whose overall worry and anxiety about the state of our country has increased. As moms especially, it's easy...
self love

7 Simple Ways to Practice Self Love

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It's February and it's officially the month of L-O-V-E! Since having kids, I will admit my focus has shifted during this month to be all about the kids. And let's be honest, celebrating holidays DOES...