Nine Ways to Build Each Other Up

Summer is on the way which means many of us will end up at the playground or in other social gatherings more often than usual. There’s a pretty good chance you’ll be among other mamas in those situations and I see it as the perfect opportunity to build each other up. Days can be hard and the last thing we need is to feel worse. Let’s get in the habit of sharing kindness, compassion and […]

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How Do I Increase my Enjoyment as a Parent?

I have two boys…I find myself frustrated and feeling guilty much of the time because I am not having fun being a parent these days! A mother of a 2 and 4-year-old. This parent was being brave by revealing how hard parenting of toddlers can be. Some want to judge her, some want to say, “me too,” and I say, “I understand.” Here are four simple steps increase your fun level: 1. Be a “good […]

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Why I Talk with My Kids About Race

What do white folks mean when we say we “don’t see color” when it comes to race? Or when we tell our kids “we are all the same”? I can recall these sorts of proclamations made by the adults in my life—parents, teachers, family friends—and how they quickly taught me to pretend not to see what I was really seeing about others, as well as what I was internalizing about my own whiteness. The silence […]

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Can We Slow Down Time?

Recently I have been noticing a trend on social media that has been making me wonder. I see photos with a hashtag; slow down and many versions of this: #slowdownbaby, #slowdownlittleone #slowdowntime.  I was thinking it was appearing a lot and thought well before I write about this let me see, I was shocked with a very quick search when I found over 30 different versions of this hashtag on Instagram, with quick math of […]

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You can’t give what you don’t have. You can’t teach what you don’t practice.

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 or […]

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Loving Intention

“When you have the courage to open your heart completely to love, a miracle happens. You start perceiving the reflection of your love in everything. Then eating, walking, talking, singing, dancing, working, playing – everything you do becomes a ritual of love.” – Don Miguel Ruiz Well put. I thought Don Miguel Ruiz’s words would be an appropriate way to begin this article about the Fire element that shines throughout the summer months, highlighting love […]

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Travel with Children

The season has arrived for summer vacation and this year the trip is taking you international. How are you going to handle a 6 hr flight from your airport abroad with a little one? Here’s how:  Break down the flight travel time into 15 minute increments. Mentally dealing with 15min is doable.  4x15mins = 1hr With a 6hr flight, you have 24 increments of 15mins. You can do this! Keep your kiddo(s) occupied. For each […]

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Sibling Rivalry

I If you are expecting another child or you already have multiple children, then you have two wishes for them: to be good friends and to not fight all the time. Good luck. However, there are several things you can do to facilitate a great relationship between them and fewer headaches for you. The most important technique (and maybe the most overlooked) is to not pit them against each other. You want to build them […]

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Fast Food For Dinner.

Not that kind of fast food, Silly! Fast food, as in food that you don’t have to spend hours on. Fast food that comes together in minutes so you can spend more time doing what you really want to be doing. Here is a short list of the fast food you can pull together in minutes: * Breakfast Tacos- Scrambled eggs sautéed with spinach and a green onion, topped with avocado and salsa. Wrap in […]

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Through Movement we Find Health

Nia stands for Neuromuscular Integrative Action and welcomes all body types and skill levels. Nia classes combine dance arts, martial arts and healing arts by providing mindfulness techniques resulting in a revolutionary approach to fitness. Nia is based on the simple idea that movement is the elixir of life. Moving makes the body feel better. By learning how to listen to the body and to sensation, The Nia practice teaches you to access your own […]

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