Growing up in a household of anxiety sufferers, I always thought fear was a way of life. As a little girl, I was afraid of everything. Afraid of being kidnapped…afraid of riding my bike too far away from the house…afraid of hypodermic needles lingering in the seats of movie theaters…AND afraid of my mother dying.… Continue reading Hello, Breath
The holiday season is upon us and let’s face it, the holidays are notorious for bringing added stress to your life. From your hyper religious cousin with his never ending questions about what church you go to (“We actually don’t “do” organized religion… we meditate with our Rottweiler….”) to loads of sugar exposed nieces and… Continue reading Bring Mindfulness Home for the Holidays
Want your kids to be empathetic? Teach them how to be! As parents, we set high expectations for our children. We want them to succeed academically, take care of their bodies, enroll in sports and extracurricular activities, be successful readers, eat healthy, socialize, and be kind to others around them. The list goes on and… Continue reading Empathy Starts at Home
Our daughter is almost two years old. I can't believe it. Time seemed to pass by so slowly when she was an infant....the days just ran together (probably from utter exhaustion). Now, she is a feisty, active, exploring toddler! As she gets older, I strive to continue to find creative ways to embed routines into… Continue reading What is Peace?
As the daughter of a special education teacher and a special education teacher myself, I'm pretty familiar with labels. Learning alongside my students with unique learning abilities included writing IEP's about their strengths and weaknesses, often after only meeting these wonderful humans for just a few hours. Boy were these fabulous souls more than their… Continue reading I See You
Take a moment to think about what kindness means to you. Do you try to cultivate kindness in your life? Lately, I've been thinking about what it means to be kind. Does being kind mean we let things go, or let others "walk all over" us? I don't think so. I believe being kind to… Continue reading Cultivate Kindness
We've almost made it to the five month mark and the difference between our daughter's abilities at three months compared to now is remarkable! She is holding her head up, babbling, smiling, and engaged in the world....truly ready to explore! The first few months of parenthood we enjoyed taking our daughter out in her ergo… Continue reading 6 Ways to Engage Yourself & Your Infant
In the beginning of the year, I need at least a month for my students to settle into the rhythm of the day and classroom ways so we can form a safe and peaceful classroom environment. I consider my students my family away from home. This is my first year homeschooling and I've had a… Continue reading Free Spirit Learning Rhythm