What is Self-Care?

What is self-care and why is it important? I recently went out to dinner with friends and was asked: “what is self-care?”  I think my friend actually said something like “I hate that term – self-care.” Although I use the term frequently, I get where she’s coming from. Ironically, we were all practicing self-care by …

You can embrace the Tiger Mum inside you — the woman who fights fiercely for her child, encouraging independence and strength, from a place of love and understanding, completely grounded in the moment. You CAN be a mindful mama AND raise a tiger!

Can A Tiger Mum Do Mindful Parenting?

Have you ever seen those commercials where women try to define motherhood in one word? Hugs. Love. Emotion. Roller-coaster. When I was pregnant with my baby, those commercials made me tear up. Today, as the mother of a 4-year-old, they make me throw up. Vomit, that’s a good word. Exhaustion. Frustration. Self-doubt. These are much …

6 of the Best Parenting Books that Changed the Way I Parent

6 of the Best Parenting Books that Changed the Way I Parent

“If I have to ask you one more time to put on your shoes I’m going to scream!” “Why is it so hard for you to listen!?” “Brush your teeth, NOW!” “Stop fighting!” “Go to your room!” Does any of this sound familiar?  Do you feel like you’ve tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING is working?  You …

Finding Balance: How 17 Busy Moms Do it All

Finding Balance: How 17 Busy Moms Do it All

Finding Balance: How 17 Busy Moms Do it All We all know a perfect balance is almost impossible to achieve.  Something always has to give.  But, I believe a healthy balance is not only doable but necessary, to survive motherhood.  I recently shared a post on Self-Care Tips for Busy Moms.  Naturally, one of the first …

How to Create a Mindful Corner for Kids

How to Create a Mindful Corner for Children

I’ve been talking a lot about mindfulness lately.  Talking about it is one thing, practicing it is another.  It’s really hard to slow down and be mindful throughout our chaotic days with kids, but I make my best effort because I feel it’s so important for our children’s growth and health (as well as my …

Mindfulness Resources for Parents and Kids

Mindfulness Resources for Parents and Kids

Mindfulness is an important way to help your children with focus, self-regulation, self-awareness, empathy, and well-being.  Practicing mindfulness from a young age will set your children up for success throughout their lives.  To learn more about mindfulness and ways to incorporate it into your routine read my post on 5 Ways to Teach Your Children …

Yoga is one way you can practice mindfulness with your children

5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness with Your Children

Mindfulness has become a popular topic, and for a good reason.  As adults are becoming increasingly busy and scheduled, so are our kids.  We are constantly running from one activity to the next sometimes with little time to sit down and enjoy a meal together as a family.  Taking time to slow down, be mindful …

How to create a family vision board

Why You Should Create a Family Vision Board

Have you ever created a vision board for yourself?  How about creating one with the whole family?  A vision board is a place to display whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life.  It helps you clarify, concentrate and focus on your goals.  If you consistently visualize the things you want in …

Raising a Highly Sensitive Child: Growth and Success

This is part 4 in my series on Raising a Highly Sensitive Child.  To read the previous posts click below. Part 1 – Raising a Highly Sensitive Child Part 2 – Understanding and Supporting a Highly Sensitive Child Part 3 – Transitioning my Highly Sensitive Child to School Don’t give up hope What a difference …