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Geinene is a visual artist, wife, and mother of two young children; she’s also an advocate of a special needs child. A global traveler, art mentor, urban gardener, and struggling extrovert/introvert. She and her Canadian husband, Matthew, crossed paths in Europe while serving in ministry. They are survivors of a long distance relationship founded through years of old school letter writing between North Africa and Central Europe. Now, married and rooted in downtown Atlanta, she works as a mixed media artist and serves as a visual arts ministry consultant for an international organization. Created to encourage artists of all types, she and her husband open their home on a regular basis to gather musicians, visual artists, dancers, etc. to what they call “Creative Feast.” She is an advocate for living out the intersection of art, faith, and mission at home and cross-culturally, yet, in the day to day she simply strives to pursue the art of being a practicing artist and a present parent.

12 Tips on Holding Your Ground with Grit and Grace

I used to be a quiet, more reserved person, only sharing my opinion or pleading my case when asked. Perhaps due to age, a

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15 Ways to Care for Yourself When You Have a Child with Special Needs

When your child has special needs, much of the day, and sometimes even the night, is spent taking care of someone extremely dependent upon

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Tips to Declutter Your Life and Mind in the New Year

My husband and I decided to make our new year’s resolutions much simpler this year by consolidating them into one, easy-to-remember word: declutter. We made

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Mammograms, Waiting Rooms and Life

Everyone warned me that when I turned 40 the dreaded mammogram would be there to welcome me. It is like a rite of passage into

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As parents, we are all aware of the need to advocate for our children. But, when you have a special needs child, the stakes

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A-Parent’s-Strategy-For-Surviving-Summer

As most parents are privy to, summer is not the time of year to get things done. Once the kids are out of school,

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10-Ways-to-Make-the-Most-of-Your-Staycation

Traveling can take a lot out of you and can even leave you with the need for a vacation to recover from your vacation. It is

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10 Tips for How to Enjoy a Road Trip With Kids

My husband’s family lives in Canada, so we are well acquainted with long road trips. With small children in tow, an estimated 18-hour trip can easily stretch

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finding-a-muse-in-the-mess-of-grief-through-art

Being a parent is demanding and intense, but so is being an artist. It can feel like a constant tug of war. When I

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7 Ways to Find the Right School for Your Special Needs Child

Finding the right school to meet the unique challenges of our special needs child has been like trying to locate a needle in a

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appreciating winter and the forced rest it brings

Winter can feel so dead when seeing the trees, gray and bare, seemingly lifeless against the flat whitewashed sky. Within those outstretched branches one

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Grace When You Take More Than One Year on Your Resolutions

I rarely accomplish my new year’s resolutions. There, I said it and the transparency removes a load of burden from my shoulders. Sure, like

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16 Recommended Games for Special Needs Children

I belong to a game-playing family, a love that is especially exercised around the holidays when looking for gift ideas and spending wintery nights

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What Being A Guest Abroad Taught Me About Hospitalityb

Having traveled and lived abroad, I have encountered a wide variety of welcomes, some of which still challenge me in creating a more generous

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The Plight of the Perfect Mama

My ambitious ascent to being a perfect mama came to an abrupt halt when giving birth to our second child. As a new mother,

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10 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts That Others Are Sure to Love!

The tightest budget time for many often comes with the end of the year. Whatever the cause for the financial crunch, the challenge remains

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Helping-Your-Child-Develop-Their-Own-Voice

Words and how we use them have a special emphasis in our family. Our son, a chatterbox, expresses himself to anyone who will listen. He

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Coloring-for-a-Cause-Using-Your-Talents-to-Make-an-Impact

Have you ever had the desire to be part of something more

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Less is More in Your Child's Schedule

It doesn’t take long after a new school year begins for our family to realize we need to dial back our activities. With the start

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How to Make Relationships More Important in Your Life

I consider myself a rather ambitious person. One who loves feeling efficient and admits an obsession for maximizing the hours of my day to

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Using-the-Halloween-Season-to-Teach-Life-Lessons

I love October, but admit I don’t get into all the spooky and haunted hype around Halloween. When my husband and I first had

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The-Discipline-of-Choosing-to-Rest

With the ante of life’s busyness increasing on our family of four every year, my husband and I decided to implement the discipline of

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