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An Unexpected Moment – When The Seeds Show Growth

The other morning I was in the kitchen putting the dishes away when Caidin came in. He had his Wisdom Cards in his hand and he said, ‘I haven’t used these in a while. I pulled two cards: Speaking and […]


Let Not The Lives Of These Beautiful Children Be Lost in Vain.

I am still reeling from the Sandy Hook tragedy, as I know many are. I am sad and I am angry. 20 beautiful lights are lost and it is unfathomable. It has touched us all – young and old; Republican […]


Converting Missing

I am in India. I haven’t been away from Caidin for longer than a school day since he was two years old. As I sat on the plane, sometime around 3AM, I started to feel it. That tugging that you […]



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. Insight Card #14 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

Is Your Child Marvelous At Manifesting?

When I look at today’s children I see amazing beings. They are powerful, they are compassionate, they are forgiving, they are intelligent and many of them run at really high vibrations. Of the many gifts today’s children have, the ability […]

INSIGHT: If You Keep Getting the Same Lesson, Ask a Different Question.

Yesterday I drove home from a visit in Buffalo with my Mom.  Caidin was happily watching movies in the back which left me with seven hours to listen to the radio, sing along and eventually to just think. Quite a […]

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

Yesterday Caidin and I went to Adams Fair Acre Farms café for dinner. I had picked him up from a friend’s house and on Wednesdays, Caidin’s Dad teaches at NYU so he doesn’t get home until late. So I figured […]

Lessons Learned From My Father

I want to take a minute to honor my Dad who passed away in 2008. For 40 some years he was a dentist with a private practice and played a great role at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo […]

5 Out-of-The-Box Ways To Know Your Child

We are all different. We have our physical differences, but beyond that we respond to information and situations differently, we learn differently and we experience the world differently. I  like to say ‘my red, cannot be the same color as […]

How To Teach a Taurus Child About Fractions

Spring break is upon us and when I was a child my family always went down to St Pete’s Beach in Florida at this time of year. From the age of seven on, it was a highlight of the year. […]

Teachable Moments Rather Than ‘Preachable’ Moments: 3 Ways To Incorporate Teachable Moments Into Your Everyday.

When Caidin was little, we found ourselves not only describing and explaining things to him, but being sure that we added adjectives and adverbs to every sentence. So instead of saying ‘that’s a dog,’ we’d say ‘that’s a big brown […]

Chasing Perfect Parenting

I’m a glass-is-half-full person, I’ll admit that. I always look at the upside, the opportunity, and the silver lining. I believe that positivity creates more positivity and that our thoughts create our reality. This morning I was planning on writing about ‘perfect […]

Friday Wisdom: Meditation For Your Child

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. Meditation Card #31 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Card (Special […]

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 […]

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. […]

Friday Wisdom: Compassion

  FRIDAY WISDOM is based on Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (The Special Moms’ Edition) Compassion Card #3 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Card (Special Moms’ Edition) Today I drew the Compassion Card. I had to sit and think […]

Are You Bribing Your Child and You Don’t Even Know It?

When you bribe your child, you condition their behavior: do this and you’ll get that. There are the obvious bribes like “be a good boy and we’ll go for ice cream.” In this case you are conditioning their behavior with […]

Oh Sweet Elusive Balance

When I talk to other moms, whether expressed or alluded to, balance tends to be part of the conversation. As we are nearing the end of the school year, not one or two, but several moms have said to me […]

Insight: How to Have Patience

There are times when I lose my patience with Caidin and I absolutely do not like it. In my meditation this weekend, I decided to focus on understanding this dynamic. I was reminded of the old adage, ‘If you ask […]

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 […]

What Pokémon Are You? Or, How To Learn More About Your Child.

Our son Caidin, who is eight, loves all things Pokémon. He has the cards, he has the DS Game, he watches it on television and when his best friend Sam comes over they make up Pokémon games to play on […]

Walkin’ My Talk

I recently released my first book, 50 Ways to Live Life Consciously, and true to everything in my life, this experience is giving me so many opportunities to ‘walk my talk’. It is also reaffirming my belief that one of […]

Happiness is Reflected in Our Eyes

Caidin has his final ‘share’ of the year at school today. On their ‘share’ day, kids get to bring something into class that they want to share with their classmates. (It’s the new form of show-n-tell – same idea, different […]

Who Am I?

About a month ago I was on the radio talk show ‘Tell Me Your Story’. Host Richard Dugan and I had a great time talking about everything from Conscious Living to kids. After almost an hour, the interview was coming […]

What Will Your Last Words Be?

What will your last words be?  We really have no idea and I’m certain most of us seldom think about it. What got me thinking about this was a loss our family experienced. Alice, a woman very near and dear […]

Insights: Accept Your Life

I meditate every day. It isn’t the transcendental, raise yourself to some other place, kind of meditation, but rather a process of connecting body to earth and creating a space where information can come to me about the way we […]

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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


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