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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 […]

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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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TUESDAY NATURALLY: Turmeric Milk for Colds, Flu, Coughs and Health

Turmeric is a powerful herb. It has many anecdotal healing properties with longstanding use in Aryuvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Westerners are catching on though and Turmeric is actually being explored through numerous studies including studies on its effectiveness […]

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 […]

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, […]

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: The power of Cinnamon

Cinnamon isn’t just for flavor. It has a powerful healing nature based in its carminative (ability to break up gas) and anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. In ancient times, because of its healing properties, cinnamon was invaluable and considered as valualbe as gold or […]

Unraveling The Fear Of The Unknown

Over the last week there have been a few occasions where I’ve noticed that any fear Caidin has, formulates around uncertainty. What’s interesting though, is that he doesn’t go to the worst case scenario, he just has the sense of […]

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 […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: Alignment – A Gift of Grace and Ease

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. Alignment Card #13 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

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 […]

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: Health – Whole Being Awareness

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. Health Card #22 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

Who Am I To Judge? A Conscious Parenting Challenge

It’s a good question that we should all ask ourselves ‘Who am I to judge?’ Yet that’s what many of us do day-in and day-out and to make it worse, we do it in front of our kids. We talk […]

Awe Inspiring Moment: Lessons Learned From Caterpillars

Caidin has been asking me to get a Butterfly Garden for two years now and I finally did. It arrived several weeks ago and our caterpillars arrived Wednesday, September 19th. They came in a little container, full of food. There […]

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 […]

Can You Accept Your Child For Who They Are?

On Sunday, I posted on The Conscious Mom’s Guide Facebook Page a powerful piece written by Gabriel Arana, web editor at American Prospect. It was a personal piece called ‘My So Called Ex-Gay Life’ and in it he shared his […]

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 […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: LIGHT – Teach Your Child To NEVER Hide Their Light

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. Light Card #29 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

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. […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Just What A Parent Wants To Hear: Is This Your Child?

Caidin and I were at the grocery store the other day and I let him run off to the cereal aisle to pick a few boxes out. I was in the next aisle over and I could hear him talking […]

Supporting Your Child As Their Body Changes- Four Thoughts

Last night I was teaching my ‘Journey of a Thousand Women’ class. It’s based on a book I’ve written entitled ‘I Am Woman, Fully Empowered’ and it empowers women to truly embrace being Spirit in a female body, to own […]

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Plantain – A Backyard Godsend For Healing and Nutrition

Today’s societies view so many valuable plants as pesky weeds and Plantain is at the top of the list. I’m not talking about Plantains, the cousin of the banana, I’m talking about the herbaceous plant that can be found all […]

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 […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: CONSCIOUSNESS

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. Consciousness Card #23 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Things to Share With Your Child

Children learn by observing those around them. They look to their parents, their siblings, their relatives and their teachers to understand how to act, respond and interact. That’s why it’s important to share with our children who we are and […]

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 […]

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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 ...

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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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