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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 […]


Wanted: A Parent Who Will See Me and Hear Me. P.S. I’m Not Coming In Until I Get One!

Many of the children coming into the world today are conscious and have no intentions of losing their consciousness. Unlike our generation and generations before, ‘children should be seen and not heard’  is a model that no longer applies. Try […]


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) […]


What Can Animals Teach Our Children?

Yesterday Caidin fished a frog out of the pool. He asked me if we could keep him. I don’t like bringing animals in from the outside as I feel they have their own life and we are taking them away […]

Letting Your Child Grow-Up

Caidin’s growing-up. He is getting taller, his interests are changing and (at times) his acknowledged need of me is less. He is more comfortable running off with friends and no longer needs the physical ‘check-in’ of a hug that once […]

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 […]

Aurora Tragedy: How Do We Talk To Our Children About Violence, Terrorism and Death?

I seldom watch or read the news so I often don’t know what’s happening out in the world. There is no ‘good’ news. It’s all about death and violence and who did what to whom. TV News Producers will tell […]


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. Patience Card #40 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

6 Important Things I’ve Learned About Being A Parent

There are definitely way more than six things I’ve learned about being a parent, but these are some of the top things. Being a Conscious Parent is truly a full-time job and it’s a lot like putting a puzzle together as you […]

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Colic and Gas in Newborns

I was asked by a new mom over at The Conscious Mom’s Guide about Colic in newborns.  Caidin had colic so I know how challenging it can be for both new parents and baby to deal with. I can remember […]

Conscious Children – Conscious Choices

Many of today’s children are intensely conscious beings. They can connect cause and effect at a very early age and they have a unique ability to see through the façade and sleight of hand of words and actions to unmask […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: CREATE something wonderful!

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. Create Card #20 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special […]

10 Ways to Be a Kid with Your Kid

Being silly, laughing, giggling, playing – sometimes as parents we forget to have fun. We get so serious and so wrapped up in the need to, have to, ought to and should dynamics that all the life goes out of […]

TUESDAY NATURALLY: The Power of The Potato

People give me a weird look when my son falls and bumps any part of his body and my reaction is to grab a white potato and slice off a piece to put on the bumped area. But the potato […]

How To Create A Drama-Free Relationship with Your Child, or Anyone for That Matter.

Why do children go through stages where they push back against us? We read a lot about the ‘Terrible Twos’, but many parents will tell you it doesn’t end there, it goes on to the ‘Torturous Threes’, the ‘Fitful Fours’, […]

The Real World Importance of Building a Healthy Communication Space with Your Child

Yesterday there was an article about kids watching Internet Porn (Rude awakening: Teaching our kids the abc’s of XXX). The article quoted a UK poll which found that ‘75% of teens said that their parents never discussed Internet Porn with […]

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 […]

How to Teach Your Child to Tell the Truth, or Rather How to Not Teach Your Child to Lie. The 4 Simple Steps to Follow.

Many parents inadvertently teach their children to lie. Here’s the scenario: Parent:‘ Did you do this?’ Child: ‘Yes’ Parent: ‘Go to your room.’ Your child learns that by telling the truth they get in trouble. The next time: Parent: ‘Did […]


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. Love Card #2 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Card (Special […]

Nickels and Dimes- How Knowing Your Child Can Help Them

We got Caidin’s end-of-the-year school report yesterday. The teachers at his school are so great. Twice a year we get an in-depth written report that details how he is doing, what his strengths are and where he can improve. They […]

No Shortage of Firsts – Letting go of fear.

My Mom took us to Disney World last year. We stayed for a whole week at the All-Star Music Resort and visited each of the theme parks. It was a wonderful experience, for the most part. One day, on return […]

How to Empower Your Child’s Inner Knowing

“When we support our children in knowing their own truth it empowers them in ways we can’t even imagine.” I said that. I said it because on Friday I was witness to one of those magical, jaw dropping moments when […]

Friday Wisdom: See Your Child and Let Him See

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. See Card #24 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Card (Special […]

Do You Know The Deeper Reasons Your Child Is In Your Life?

My work revolves around seeing the bigger picture – of why we are here, of who we are, and why we are in each other’s lives. I look at core life lessons and at Spiritual agreements. A Spiritual agreement is […]

5 Things To Say To Your Child

There are certain things I always say to Caidin and I see how they affect him. His eyes light up, he has a sense of pride and he in turn says many of these things back to me. One is […]

4 Ways to Celebrate The Summer Solstice With Your Child

This Wednesday, June 20th at 7:09 pm Eastern Time marks the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year and for many it signifies the official start of summer. In pagan tradition however, Summer actually begins on May 1st and […]

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 […]

Friday Wisdom: Focus

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. Focus Card #11 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Card (Special […]

Summer Transition: Another Opportunity to Demonstrate Flexibility

Yesterday was Caidin’s last day of being a second grader. He had a half day of school so we celebrated by going to lunch at a local diner and talking about our best memories of the year: top three events […]

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 […]

5 Things For A Graduate of Any Age

Whether your child is graduating from Kindergarten or from College, in the anticipation and excitement of this hallmark moment we oftentimes skip right over the really important parts. What is ‘graduation’? Technically, graduation is the conferring of a degree or […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Important Things To Model For Your Child

My dad had this amazing ability to teach anybody anything. He couldn’t swim himself, in fact he wouldn’t even go in the water, but he taught me to swim. He never played a day of tennis, yet he went to […]

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 […]


FRIDAY WISDOM is based on Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (The Special Moms’ Edition) Calm Card #41 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Card (Special Moms’ Edition) Today I drew the Calm Card. What better way to end the week, then with […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Empower Your Child

It can be hard to remember what it was like to be a little kid. If we consider the experience purely from a size perspective alone, we might be able to remember somewhat. Just the fact that the world is […]

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 […]

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 »

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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