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!
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-...

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

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

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

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

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

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...