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Welcome to Family Centered Life!

HI! I’m Melissa Jones. I’m a clinical psychologist who focuses on serving children and families in a private practice setting, while also fulfilling the roles of a wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother, and business owner.

Because I have always lived a very family-centered life, I decided to expand my impact on the world beyond my personal one-on-one clients in my office. I wanted to share my clinical experience and parenting knowledge with a broader audience through this website and blog and through my parenting.

This website focuses on just that! We discuss family issues that impact all of us, such as parenting struggles, finding time for ourselves, continuing to nourish personal adult relationships, and strengthening family bonds.

Focusing on how to make the most out of what you have and enjoying every minute of the short time you have with your children at home with you is the priority!

One picture of me enjoying life at Disney World!

Additionally, we discuss clinical issues that impact many families, such as parents with anxiety or depression and children with attention difficulties and behavioral problems. I see many people every day with these same issues in my clinical practice. I have also experienced many of these issues within my own family. Because of this, I understand from both the personal and professional level how these struggles impact everyone in the family.

We can all learn and use additional strategies to have a different outlook on our struggles and remind us to take care of ourselves so we can better care for our families.

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Check out some of our most popular blog posts:

Strengthening your relationship with your partner

Learn some amazing tips and tricks for making your relationship the best it can possibly be!

Costa Rica zip line

Ways to save money at Disney

Who doesn’t love to save money, especially when it allows them to travel more and do more? I love to travel and I’ve become very good at saving money, given that we have such a large family.

Check out some of my best tips and tricks for saving money on an amazing Walt Disney World family vacation!

Minnie's Hollywood and Vine

How to handle rain on vacation

No one expects to have to deal with rain or other inclement weather on vacation, but it happens. Check out some of the ways we have learned to adapt to and deal with rain on vacation and still have a fantastic time!

Teen Girl in rain poncho in front of the London Bridge

Feel free to contact us at any time at info@familycenteredlife.com or find us on Facebook! If you are interested in working with us to promote your products and would like more information about our organization check out our Work With Us page!

Enjoy!

Family Photo with mom, dad, kids, and grandkids
This is our newest picture–me, my husband, kids, and grandkids!
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