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Archives for February, 2014

Guest Post

What is Mindful Parenting?

I am so pleased to host Dr. Kristen Race, the author of Mindful Parenting: Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today Hectic World, on the blog today.

Mindful parenting is not something that is setting parents up to fail.

Mindful parenting is the awareness that we do our best for our children in each moment and the ability to have compassion for ourselves when...
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Moving Past the Mom Guilt

I just love this guest post by my friend Jennifer Richler. It really is time we mothers started appreciating our own hard work a little more.

Perhaps you saw the image making the rounds on Facebook, as I did a few weeks ago. In the top half, a mother liesawake at night, eyes wide with angst, a bunch of thought bubbles surrounding her head, including: “I should play with the baby...
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Heal the Hurry with Mindfulness: A Mindful Parenting Guest Post

In my latest mindful parenting guest post, Lisa McCrohan of The Barefoot Barn shares her observations about our culture of hurry, as well as a useful exercise for slowing down and getting grounded. We are a culture of hurry, worry and busy. Many of us walk around with amped up nervous systems, multi-tasking as we sit at a stoplight handing breakfast to our kiddos in the backseat, checking our email in line at a coffee...
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Guest Post

Child’s Repose: A Mindful Parenting Guest Post

I am so pleased to host Cindy Kaplan on the blog today. In this beautiful post, Cindy talks about how yoga helped her see her daughter's disability in a new way. Upon entering the world, my daughter Mira suffered a brain injury. Within seconds, my husband and I were thrown into a whirlwind of unfamiliar words, a loss of our vision of a healthy birth, and an unknown future anticipated with both fear and intense love. The...
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