Life As A Conscious Mom

Life As A Conscious Mom

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 and Conservative, and from near and far.

Let not the lives of these beautiful children be lost in vain.

These children no longer have a voice, we must be their voice. We must speak up and speak out and tell those who make our laws and shape our world that we want change.

This is not the world I want to live in. Is it the world you want to live in? Continue Reading This Post »

What Can We Learn From The Tragedy At Sandy Hook Elementary School?

I was at the Mall on Friday, tidying up the Canstruction® event and waiting for my son’s class to come and see it. His school was so excited to be a part of this regional event, they sent the entire school, class by class, to see the sixth grade class’ entry and to bring canned food for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and The Queens Galley of Kingston.

They seemed to be running a little late, so I called the school to see if they had left yet. Apparently, they had and to chants of ‘Canstruction®, Canstruction®’ no less.

Waiting, I straightened out the flyers for the Dutchess County Arts Council, and Canstruction® and the other organizations we were helping to promote during the event. As I did, a woman came out of Old Navy and had just answered her phone. I saw the look on her face and unfortunately it is a look we have seen far too many times. It is the look of someone learning of a tragedy. I wasn’t that close to her but I could hear her say, crystal clear, ‘what school, where?’ My heart sank, something happened at a school, but that’s all I gathered. Continue Reading This Post »

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: VEGAN CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES!

Cupcakes to me mean celebration. I love them. I love that they are small and can be individually decorated. So I’m always making cupcakes. In fact when someone shares something positive in one of my classes, I’ll often respond with ‘Cupcakes for all.’

When we bought our house outside of New York City, a client told me that she had a dream that she was at our house celebrating and we were all having cupcakes. Once we moved in, I had a party and invited clients and students to come celebrate our new home, with cupcakes.

One of those students found a Vegan Cupcake cookbook and sent it to me as a gift. It is a book full of 75 vegan cupcake making options and they are all delicious. Continue Reading This Post »

My Baby Is Growing-Up

It’s happening. My little boy is growing-up. He is shifting and beginning to move through that little boy to young man stage.

I never imagined how challenging this time would be or could be, both for me and for him. He’s coming up on 9 years old and he is becoming aware of so many changes.  He’s aware of girls, how he’s seen by them and by other boys, he’s questioning himself, he physically looks different and interestingly he’s mourning the growing loss of his little boy-ness. Continue Reading This Post »

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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