It’s a fact: parenting is hard work. Whether you’ve been doing it for decades or days you’ve probably already been turned on to the fact that this is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, jobs you’ve ever had to do. The long hours, the demands, the pressure of making the right decisions for your precious little humans – it’s a lot! If you’re like the rest of us, your patience canRead More

Nia: Your Body, Your Life!

Posted by Catherine Cox   on February 9, 2017
Category :Fitness
Nia is for everyBODY, and is a wonderful combination of Dance, Martial Arts and Somatic Healing practices. Each Nia routine is specifically designed with it’s own focus and intent. Our music is fabulous. Performed barefoot, we practice three levels of fitness which welcome all body types. By embracing the body’s way, you can make adjustments accordingly!. This is a great class for total fitness and for new Mothers wanting to get back in touch withRead More
A memorable Valentine’s Day does three things. It connects. It encourages. And tastes amazing. When we make these treats with our kids, our partner or our friends we can connect over a beautiful bowl of brightly colored goodness. We can encourage with our words and by building confidence in our kids- they can measure, dump, mix and stir. And the taste— I’ll let you be the judge of that. These Valentine Macaroons are a bigRead More
As much as we would all love our words to take root and create actions, and attitudes on the part of others, they rarely do on their own. The old adage that “Actions speak louder than words.” is very true. Our behaviors, habits, and choices are especially prone to be passed down to our most captive audience – our children. These are easy to spot when we hear our little ones repeat our words orRead More
Dancing For Birth is it for you? Take this quiz and find out. • Have you thought about carving out a special time to honor your changing body? • Is it time to get more information about pregnancy and the labor process? • Are you tired of feeling rushed when seeking information? Are you ready to feel respected when asking questions? • Do you want a natural birth, but are not sure how to makeRead More
Weather this is your first baby or your fourth, each time you bring a new life into your family your heart and your love grow. Even though this is the most beautiful and transformative experience, it also extremely stressful. Because I love to see families thrive, I developed a workshop that I lead at The Family Garden called Baby Proofing your Marriage. This workshop is intended to support you and your partner in creating aRead More


Posted by Daisy Lear   on January 9, 2017
Category :Chinese Medice and Acupuncture
One of the foundations of Chinese Medical theory is the concept of human beings living their lives in harmony with the seasons. Each season corresponds to specific organs and tissues and their function within the human body. Since we are now deep into Winter, I would like to share the principle thoughts relating to this cold, quiet season. Winter is a time for rest. Just as the trees and plants are dormant and conserving theirRead More
Something has been nagging at me to write this article for some time now, tapping me on the shoulder, whispering in my ear so to speak. According to, “Every 109 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 8 minutes, that victim is a child. Meanwhile, only 6 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison”. The known statistics are overwhelming, and sexual abuse is the most under-reported crime. Every timeRead More
The change of seasons presents an excellent opportunity for self reflection, introspection, and renewal. The Five Element Theory of Chinese Medicine associates all energy and substance to five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each element corresponds to a particular season. Autumn is characterized by the Metal element. At this time of year, we take the ripe fruits and vegetables from our gardens. We pick the jewels which we carefully planted in the spring,Read More

Mama, Your Ears Are So Big!

Posted by Janine Mason   on October 10, 2016
Category :For Mothers, Parenting Advice
All of sudden, after the birth of your first baby, you are a parent. The day before you weren’t and now here you are with the greatest, most challenging job that exists. You’ve been warned about all the things that will happen, good and bad, from friends, family and especially strangers. You’ve been told strange and daunting tales of never sleeping again, committing to years without time alone (including bathroom time) and what can andRead More