Tami Graham

Tami Graham

Tami Graham is grateful for all of the past struggles of her life because they have made her who she is today: an optimistic soul, full of compassion. Being a mother has been her hardest and most rewarding job, and her children have been her greatest teachers.

    Posts by Tami Graham

    Is Your Vehicle Ready for Summer?

    Think about how much time we spend in our cars driving our kids – these family vehicles should be kept in tip-top shape. Auto maintenance and our family’s safety is of utmost importance. Our little ones deserve no less. From the day that I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I instantly had a new perspective on car safety. I had one of … [Read more...]

    Love Your Home From the Outside In With a Little Feng Shui

    What makes your house or apartment a home to you? Is it the furniture, the items on the shelves that you have collected for years, or the people you share it with? Think for a moment about how your living space makes you feel. Your home is a multi-sensory experiential environment and it takes effort to make it a positive one. The sound of a … [Read more...]

    Reflexology and Self-Care

    It can be very relaxing to have your hands and feet pampered, no matter what your age. We don’t really think about how hard our extremities work for us every day, and it is nice to give them some great attention in return. Having someone else care for your hands and feet can be a wonderful gift to yourself. Reflexology focuses on hands, feet and … [Read more...]

    Teens, Depression and Nutrition: Assessment and Support

    According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) approximately 1 in 5 youths ages 13 to 18 experience a severe mental disorder at some point during their lives. What we need to know as parents is that the signs for depression in children are not the same as in adults. The most critical symptom to look for is a change in mood and … [Read more...]

    A Mother’s Journey: Teenage Depression

    As a mother it is hard not to feel guilty when you realize your child is suffering. I remember wishing my first baby had come with a care manual, but between my sleep deprivation and his colic, I was just doing the best I could. Later, when my son Jonah became a teenager he sunk into a deep depression and again I felt helpless and somehow … [Read more...]

    North State Arts Are Alive and Well

    I am often surprised to hear that some people in our North State community believe the majority of schools have eliminated important curricula, including visual and performance arts. Certainly there have been cutbacks over the years to art programs in our schools, but thanks to dedicated teachers and concerned community members, the arts in schools … [Read more...]

    Adoption Through a Child’s Eyes

    What does it mean to be adopted? The definition is “to take by choice into a relationship; especially as one's own child.” Many adopted children will tell you that they feel special because their parents made the choice to bring them into their family. Yet society sometimes seeks to expose our differences rather than embrace our similarities. Does … [Read more...]