Author Archive | Kristi Howard-Shultz


Boundaries, A Girl’s Best Friend

We are deep in the throes of the start of school. In the last month, you have likely been asked to serve on the PTA,  as a Scout leader, the classroom parent, and to donate all. the. things. Add in the demands of routine life–work, weddings, unplanned illness, etc. and you may already be feeling totally overwhelmed. None […]

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Meatless Meals for Families

    Whether you are concerned about your health, the environment, or just using all of the vegetables and herbs from your garden, now is a perfect time to try any of these meat-free meals.  These are our tried and true household favorites. You won’t break an arm or the bank to prepare them and […]

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::Heart of IMB – Non-Profit Spotlight:: Boys & Girls Club

About The Boys & Girls Club The Boys & Girls Club is a non-profit dedicated to enabling all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Their vision is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person […]

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Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, each April is designated the Month of the Military Child. This is a special month for our family. My husband has just returned from […]

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Managing Holiday Stress

The holiday season often brings unwelcome feelings of stress and depression, and understandably so! The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most demanding–year-end sales goals, getting sitters for school breaks, unplanned illnesses from all of the visiting, traveling, parties, shopping, cooking, cleaning and entertaining, just to name a few. Learning to […]

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Motherhood, Admitting There’s A Darker Side

I have had two pregnancies, deliveries, recoveries, and children. The two experiences could not be more different from one another. There’s lots of room and acceptance for women to express the wonderful feelings that are sometimes associated with these experiences. There is FAR less room and acceptance when we express anything less. I am relieved […]

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Another School Shooting

As I begin my day at work by reviewing the State Police training on active shooter drills, I cannot help but feel disheartened.  The news in Florida last night is shocking and yet all too familiar.  For my entire career, I have worked in a school or school-adjacent environment. Over the last six years, I […]

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