I was totally exhausted. Constantly scrambling, I felt stretched too thin by the constant driving, dinners-on-the-go and managing a packed family schedule. My ears were buzzing with the sound of my internal dialogue of “what’s next?” How was I supposed to cram in all these activities, and homework, as well as a smidge of family time? My daughter was anxious and seemed to be withdrawing. I was crestfallen. Had it all been for nothing?read more
Fall, for many, signals a shift in our psyches, our bodies and our rhythms. As nature begins to ready itself for the coming winter, so too do we begin to quiet ourselves. All of these changes and hesitations towards change offer us deep lessons of the soul, if we choose to see the meaning in the seemingly mundane.read more
Are you feeling disconnected and not sure how to reconnect with your child? Not sure what to say (or when to listen) to really relate to your kids? Wondering what your children are really stressed about during their day? Or do you need to reconnect after an angry outburst? You’re not alone and your children are likely feeling disconnected as well. Read on to find out how you can reconnect with your child meaningfully.read more
I woke up still feeling tired. I was coming down with a cold, and I’d spent all morning trying to get my 4-month-old baby to nap….. unsuccessfully. I was dragging my feet on this morning, not that that was a change from any other morning since our fourth had been born, but this morning seemed worse. I was a zombie in a mother’s body.read more
Chances are, you’ve heard about mindfulness. It’s a popular word right now, being applied to almost anything and any environment. Parenting, eating, living, classrooms, offices. But what does it actually mean?
If you’ve been wondering, you’re not alone.read more
What You’ll Find Inside: Looking for mindful parenting resources? Look no further. Some books may surprise you! am often sharing or lending out my favourite parenting books to friends or colleagues and so I wanted to put together a list of my Top...read more