12 practical ways you can reconnect with your child.
When our child has a tantrum or meltdown it can trigger us parents. In this post I explore the ways to keep our own emotions in check so that we can be fully present when our child needs us the most.
Today is birthday week at our house. My daughter, now 2, was born on April 6th. Today is my eldest son’s birthday, he is now 6 and tomorrow, April 9th my second son turns 4. Needless to say, birthday week is a crazy one around here. I try to make each child’s birthday special for […]
When I read about respectful parenting or mindful parenting I was always confused about setting limits. There are very few examples in the literature, which makes it hard to figure it out. Once we did away with punishments, I found myself at a loss for what to do. When I was no longer relying on […]
I can understand why people find it so stressful to move. My inner perfectionist has been awakened by the need to have the house looking spotless for prospective buyers. We have decided to list our house ourselves for a short time to try and sell it to someone who is like minded. As a result, […]
A lot has happened in the past year. In retrospect, many things have shifted for us where at the time it felt like change was slow. It was wonderful to sit and reminisce about where we have been this year, and get excited for where it is we’re headed! According to my WordPress annual report, […]
Parenting consciously is just plain hard work! The journey is as much about the children as the parent. I have grown and learned so much about myself as I have ventured down this path of gentle parenting. But as difficult as it is to look at the ways I could be more gentle with my […]
How may things are needlessly judged as weeds? What makes some things less worthy to be considered as the indicators of a need? Isn’t it the weeds that show us where we need to plant more of what we do desire? But our culture is expert at sussing out ‘weeds.’ The trouble is that sometimes […]
Last year I wrote about what I wished Halloween could be for our family. I dreamed of a day when we could enjoy the spirit of Halloween in community without the abundance of candy and general tone of consumption. I wanted it to be filled with joy, excitement and good wholesome fun. This year, with […]
We had a crazy hour around lunchtime yesterday. Over the summer we have fallen out of the rhythm of tidying up before lunch and dinner, which has put us right back into power struggles over the issue as we try to reestablish our routine. The children did not want to begin tidy-up time, despite several […]