Confessions of a Stay Home Mom: I Miss My Self

 Notes From a Stay Home Mom I am fortunate to be a mostly stay home mom and work part-time. But my transition to motherhood was bumpy.  Early on I was excited about motherhood and also sad about what it meant for my own identity. Though...

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An Easy Way To Get Along With Your Tween or Teen

Unlike the early parenting years full of gear and books about sleep training, the teen years can feel crazy. You want to get along, but it's a challenge. Overnight, kids go from being extensions of us into the muddy waters of figuring...

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A beginner’s guide to mindful parenting

If you have been to a yoga class, maybe you’ve heard an instructor say something about “finding yoga off the mat.” What she or he is describing is mindfulness, the process of adding consciousness and awareness to daily interactions.It is powerful stuff. With...

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Try This Now Instead of New Year’s Resolutions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In anticipation of this New Year, instead of making huge resolutions about how to improve yourself or your kids, how about trying a different parenting approach? It starts with a non-action: taking stock of what you’ve got going on already.Taking stock begins with separating...

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My Teenager Is Judging Me: How Do I Play It Cool?

Critical thinking is an important skill that serves us long after we leave our parents house. If you want to raise a critical thinker, you teach your child how to have her own opinions. However, while your teen still lives with you,...

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Easy Solutions for 5 Common High School Problems

Unfortunately, a hallmark of teenagedom is the tendency to shut out all parental help. Since teens are not likely to express their struggles clearly ("I hate school!" doesn't count),  I am going to do it for them.  Here are 5 easy solutions for...

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