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Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness or The Right to Bear Arms….Which One Should Win Out?

Last night I took Caidin to his Karate class. It’s at the gym of an area College. We got there early and spent most of the time talking about places to hide. He found a little space and said ‘that […]

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A Key To Happy, Healthy Kids – Find Ways To Be Connected

Where I know there is no magic formula, nor are there ever any guarantees, I really believe that having connections with our kids contributes immensely to their health and happiness. In a day and age when everything moves so quickly, […]

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Celebrating The New Year With Your Child – What Will You Create in 2013?

The New Year offers us both a time to reflect and a time to set out our intentions for the year ahead. As adults we do this, but it’s great to get your kids in the habit of doing the […]

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A Glimpse into the Growth of an Almost Nine Year Old

I mentioned it a few weeks ago, but I’ll say it again, Caidin is going through a challenging growth period. This isn’t a physical one; it’s one that has elements of spiritual awareness, emotional growth, mental awareness and add to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Please Don’t Use Santa As A Threat

I love this time of year. I love the excitement and the good cheer and the decorating. But there is one thing I don’t love and that’s hearing parents use Santa as a threat. I heard it yesterday, ‘you better […]

Another Look At Life Lessons

Every so often Caidin goes through phases where he needs to test out and try on the behaviors of others. He happens to be in one of those phases right now. Now, if you have kids, you might be thinking, […]

How Skype Helped Me Return To Speaking

I just returned from India. I was there for ten days and that is the longest I have been away from Caidin, ever. When Caidin was born, I made a commitment to be fully present for him as he grew up. I […]

Caidin says, ‘Don’t let anyone make you feel smaller!’

Caidin has been having a particularly challenging first half of the school year. Friday was a really hard day for him and he was in tears by the time we left the school. I could tell he’d been holding back […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: Inner Peace – lives inside and can’t be taken away.

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. Inner Peace Card #1 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ […]

Encourage Children To Be Full Of Themselves

Yesterday Caidin said, ‘I don’t want to be full of myself, but…’ I was surprised. One because I’ve been talking to students about this very thing (nowhere in ear shot of my little psychic child) and two because, I really […]

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Comfrey, my favorite herb, ever

This is one herb that I always have on hand. For me, it is the most powerful topical healing herb I have met. 12 years ago, I came up with a salve recipe that included Comfrey. I made up my […]

An Open Letter To Today’s Tweens and Teens About Bullying

Normally my column is written to parents and grandparents and teachers in the hopes that they will see you as the strong and powerful people you are. In the hopes that they will support you and guide you in navigating […]

The Importance of Demonstrating and Teaching Compassion – RIP Amanda Todd

“Everyday I think why am I still here?” That’s just one of many thoughts 15 year old Amanda Todd wrote on plain white note cards, as she shared the hell that she had been enduring  via a YouTube video a […]

Don’t Just Talk, Explain Why – The Power of Detailed Conversation

Caidin’s National Geographic Kids arrived the other day. His Aunt Maria gave him a subscription, and he waits eagerly each month for the magazine. He goes through and reads every story, every highlight, out loud. As he read through this […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: Balance

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. Balance Card #7 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

What Is That Child-Like Quality?

Our caterpillars transformed into butterflies this past weekend. And just as we were fortunate to see the caterpillars spin themselves into their chrysalises  we were also fortunate to see the butterflies emerge. The entire process has been fascinating to witness and […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: Grounding – A Gift That Keeps On Giving

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. Grounding Card #9 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

The Language of Hugging: 5 Reasons Your Child Hugs You

Caidin is a hugger. He loves to hug and be hugged. In fact, he can’t hug enough. Since I’m curious about why we do what we do and how that plays a role in our life lessons, I’ve done my […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: JOY

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. Joy Card #28 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

The Other Side of Fear – A Unique Way to Shift Any Emotional Experience

Caidin takes his guitar lesson after school and yesterday, I got there early so that I could attend a meeting about an event I’m chairing for the school. After the meeting, I was sitting in the common area, flipping through […]

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Earaches

I don’t want to jinx anything on this one so I’m not going to tell you about Caidin’s experiences with earaches. I’m just going to let you know what we do on the rare occasion that congestion actually turns into […]

Life Lessons From Differing Beliefs

What do you do when someone tells your child he’s going to hell because he’s not a Christian? Well, undoubtedly the first reaction is a bit momma bear-ish, but of course, that’s never the answer. The other day, that happened […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: Insight

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) […]

What Would Ever Possess A Child To Be So Mean?

I was recently teaching a class to my Advanced 12 Month Conscious Awareness group and we were looking at the energy and information that we carry related to how others see us and interact with us. As we were exploring […]

6 Things We Can Learn From Glue

Caidin got a bag full of foam bits and beads at a birthday party. It’s been sitting in our ‘catch-all’ draw for several months now, but a few nights ago (as a bedtime delay tactic) he got it out and […]

9/11 Becomes A Conversation About Tolerance and Freedom

Although I promised I would be back this week with Tuesdays Naturally, I would rather share my morning conversation with Caidin which was about the attacks on the United States, September 11th,  2001.  It started out a conversation about actions […]

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 […]

Is President Obama or Mitt Romney ‘The Bad Guy’? : Talking With Kids About Politics

On Sunday, Chuck and I tend to watch Face The Nation and The McLaughlin Group. Caidin is usually sitting nearby playing with his toys or reading. From time to time he will ask us a question about something someone has […]

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) […]

Kids Are People Too: 5 Things To Never Do To Your Kid

We spent the day at the Dutchess County Fair yesterday. It was a wonderful day full of interacting with animals, eating bad fair food and riding on questionable fair rides. We returned home, full of experiences, excited about our plans […]

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 […]

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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 »

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 ...

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

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