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The Difference 6 Grapes Make

Sometimes it’s hard for us to see how much our kids are growing and changing. We live with them day-in and day-out so unless they sprout up 5 inches overnight, their growth, maturation and evolution happens sometimes silently and subtly. […]

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Back-To-School: What I Hope For Caidin

Caidin headed back to school today. He was so excited that he couldn’t go to sleep last night and he got up early this morning. Last night he went through a range of emotions from excitement to fear. At one point he […]

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FRIDAY WISDOM: Embrace

Friday Wisdom is shared from Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) Each Deck has 42 cards and a booklet that offer insight and guidance for parenting consciously. Embrace Card #36 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

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TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Tips To Stay Healthy As We Head Back-To-School

It’s important for everyone to stay healthy as we head back-to-school so these tips aren’t just for the kids. With a Naturopathic background, my philosophy is always prevention first. If we can avoid getting sick, that’s the best way to […]

Back-To-School Offers An Opportunity To Talk About Practicality Verses Novelty

Walk into any store and you will see Spider-Man backpacks and Princess lunch boxes and every kid dragging their parents to look at them. What kid wouldn’t want those? All it takes though is a cursory inspection to realize that […]

What did you do today? Nothing. (Helping Your Child Talk About Their Day)

When parents ask me for insight one of the common frustrations during the school year is that their kids won’t talk to them about what they did during the day. When asked ‘What did you do today?’ The response is […]

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Tools To Help Your Child Manage Energy

Our individual energy is a powerful thing. Personally if I am ungrounded (disconnected, panicked, frustrated, or outside my own body) I can short out many things from cars to computers. Once I was in Montauk and Caidin, my husband and […]

Outgrown Clothes, But Not Memories

Who would have thought that cleaning out the clothes drawers would spark a major reflection and emotional downturn? But that’s exactly what happened when I declared that it was time to sort through Caidin’s drawers and weed out the clothes […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: Movement – Why It’s Essential To Your Child’s Well-Being

Friday Wisdom is shared from Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) Each Deck has 42 cards and a booklet that offer insight and guidance for parenting consciously. Movement Card #33 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

Everyday Ways to Empower Your Child’s Math, Science and Reading Skills

Learning is not something that is done just at school, nor is teaching. I believe parents should play a big part in helping their children learn everything from math, to science to reading to spelling and grammar. I know we are […]

Tuesdays Naturally: How to Manage Conjunctivitis (Pink-Eye) Naturally

There are two real challenges with pink-eye.  First is that it is highly contagious which creates the second challenge. Your child cannot go to school until it is cleared up.  Conjunctivitis generally starts in one eye and is then spread […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: EXPAND – Guidance to Help Your Child With Fear, Lack and Uncertainty

Friday Wisdom is shared from Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) Each Deck has 42 cards and a booklet that offer insight and guidance for parenting consciously. Expand Card #39 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Keep Head Lice Away Naturally

When we lived in Brooklyn, NY, Caidin started pre-school and within the first month he brought home a letter from the school Nurse alerting me to the fact that someone in the lower school had head lice. They don’t tell […]

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Flower Essences for Fear and Uncertainty

Whether it is world events or situations more closer to home, like going back to school or nightmares, Flower Essences offer children drug free emotional and mental support. Flower Essences (not to be confused with Essential Oils) use the energetic […]

5 Steps to Help Your Child Overcome Fear

Whether it is bedtime or fireworks or maybe it’s sitting on Santa’s lap, children will have fear about things they don’t understand, things that their minds can’t wrap around, things that are just too big to put into context and […]

Teaching Your Child to Stand Up For Themselves – 4 Conscious Parenting Insights

One of the best parts of my day is when I wait at our gate for Caidin to arrive on the school bus. I look forward to seeing him at the top of the bus steps, smiling and all set […]

Understanding Your Child’s Frustration – What you Need to Know and 3 Steps to Help.

Put yourself in your child’s place and imagine for a minute the following: You have a toy that you absolutely love, it’s yours, you carry it with you everywhere. Although you aren’t consciously aware of it, the toy gives you […]

Insight: Need More Time? Be In The Moment.

About 12 years ago, the notion of ‘being in the moment’ kept coming up for me. It was coming up in conversations, in books I was reading, showing up on the cover of magazines; it just seemed to be everywhere. […]

How The Vocal Get In Trouble

Several months back Caidin was repeatedly getting in trouble in school. Not capital ‘T’ trouble, mind you, but he was being asked to leave meeting or being spoken to by at least one teacher every day. He would get in […]

Is Technology Making Your Child a Narcissist or Obsessive Compulsive?

Book review: Dr. Larry Rosen, a Research Psychologist and an international expert on the Psychology of Technology just released his 5th book iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming Its Hold On Us. (Watch my complete interview with Dr. Rosen […]

Previous Posts

What can Jealousy and Envy Teach Our Children?
When we choose Conscious Parenting there is no shortage of teachable moments. Almost every situation offers us a moment to share insight, to point out something unique about ourselves or the world and to help our child become critical thinkers about not only their lives, but the world we live in.

posted 8:01:24am Feb. 19, 2013 | read full post »

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Sick and Tired of Getting Sick? Consider Bee Propolis
When it comes to preventative health and wellness, Bee Propolis is one of the most effective and supportive natural remedies available to us today. Propolis is considered an herb because it changes little from its material state. Propolis is comprised of resins which bees collect from tree buds a

posted 9:38:43am Feb. 12, 2013 | read full post »

Where Have I Been?
It’s such a simple question, but such an involved question. December was a particularly challenging month for Caidin and it made me stop and reflect on this blog. I love sharing information, insight and guidance and my ‘way’ has always been to share real life stories. I think they help y

posted 11:03:37am Feb. 11, 2013 | read full post »

The NRA Wants Armed Gunmen In The Schools
I'm sorry, but when, how, why and in what world, does the NRA have any say into what happens in our schools. Their push to put armed gunmen in schools is unfathomable to me. Schools take considerable precautions today, ones we wish they didn't have to. But really, if a school system feels the

posted 1:57:31pm Jan. 17, 2013 | read full post »

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Reset Your Mind
Last year I had the opportunity to read iDisorder by Dr. Larry Rosen. (Interview with Dr. Larry Rosen) It is a book that explores the role technology has on mental disorders. But what I found most important in his book is the notion that our brain doesn't 'shut down' when we turn off the computer,

posted 9:18:07am Jan. 15, 2013 | read full post »

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