I am learning that parenting gets more difficult, in different ways, as my children grow and develop. Whereas in the early years I was sleep deprived and physically exhausted, now that they are growing beyond toddler"dom" - I have regained my former energy and zip (well, maybe not all of it, but pretty close to all of it).However, while I don't have to exert as much physical effort - the … [Read more...] about The Yoga of Compassionate Parenting
Is Your Kid A Food Snob? Getting Your Kids to Eat Healthy A few weeks ago I was researching preschools and childcare in the area. During my search, I had a wonderful conversation with the director of a preschool about giving your child a (um) "golden palate." In other words, how do we raise up our children to seek out and enjoy healthy, whole foods? Here is the answer I gave the preschool … [Read more...] about Is Your Kid A Food Snob? (maybe she/he should be)
Please visit Midwife for your Life, Stacey Curnow's blog for my guest post this week:Two More Ways Yoga Can Make You A Better Parent or cut and paste this link: http://www.staceycurnow.com/blog/2010/05/two-more-ways-that-yoga-makes-you-a-better-parent/Enjoy! … [Read more...] about My Guest Post on Yoga and Parenting
A few weeks ago I was invited to write a guest blog about yoga and parenting. Read the full blog here. Here is a continuation of my blog on yoga and parenting, with two (more) ways yoga can help us all be better parents:Two More Ways that Yoga Makes You A Better Parent1. Don’t underestimate the importance of your breathing habits.I have seen many mothers whose previously calm demeanor and good … [Read more...] about Two (more) Ways Yoga Can Make You A Better Parent
Read my guest column today on How Yoga Can Make You A Better Parent, at the blog of Certified Nurse Midwife, Stacey Curnow.Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Yoga and Better Parenting
I first began to explore the concept of minimalism when I became old enough (and strong enough) to move my bedroom furniture around. I must have been somewhere around 8 years old.I would flip through the pages of the Sears and JC Penny catalogs (remember those?) and be inspired by the endless photographs of bedrooms. Of course, the photos were hawking wares like bedroom linens and draperies, but … [Read more...] about 10 Ways To Green Your Child’s Future
This is part two of a conversation on Women and Mother's rights, How Far Have We Come?Rose Kennedy, mother of 9 children, including President John F. Kennedy said, "I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was as fully interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring to it."Mothering is a … [Read more...] about Does America Love Its Children?
As a collective planet, our greatest concern should be our children.Confusion from the Traffic Jam on the Super-Highway of InformationFrom parents to extended family to school administrators and teachers, everyone needs to be a living example for the next generation's healthy habits. As type II diabetes, obesity, and other diseases that used to be unheard of in children continue to soar, it is … [Read more...] about The World’s Greatest Concern (what should be)
An Interview with Merianne Grigoriciuc, human development and family expert, psychologist, early childhood educator, mother, and stepmother...Reviews have ranged from praise to blistering blasts of protest, but hear what one mother, psychologist, and expert in early childhood education, Merianne Grigoriciuc, has to say about Where The Wild Things Are. I must confess I have not yet seen the film … [Read more...] about Film Review: Where The Wild Things Are…tales from the parenting darkside?
A recent post by mother's rights activist & blogger Linda Juergens caught my attention.As a woman and/or mother, it should catch your attention too.Read the recent post:US Makes Poor Showing for its child welfareOther favorite resources to empower mothers:Your (Wo)man in Washington blogDoing Better For Our Children The Price of Motherhood & If You Can Raise Kids, You Can Do AnythingNational … [Read more...] about Children In the US