Category Archives: Relationships

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7 Baby steps to building a better relationship with your child!

Are you struggling to connect with your children in the seemingly limited time you have with them each day?  Maybe you are dealing with a limit testing 5 year old, or a sullen pre-tween.  Research shows that we need at … Continue reading

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Why we all need a village!

This week our family village was reminded of the tenuous line between life and not life. One of my closest friends, who has same age kids as mine, experienced a medical crisis, that escalated quickly and unexpectedly to life threatening … Continue reading

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Practicing More Kindness

Give out compliments generously. There can be an awkward silence when you’re stuck in an elevator or waiting in a line with a stranger. Instead of staring at the floor, find something you like about the other person and compliment … Continue reading

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On Kindness

Did you know that it is officially Random Acts of Kindness week?  (It is.)”Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas And Valentine’s Day is fast approaching along with piles of pink and red hearts, balloons, flowers, … Continue reading

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New Years Greetings! What are your intentions?

2014 is here.  What are your intentions this year?  Start a business? Complete your degree?  Exercise regularly?  Simplify?  As a mother, it can be really challenging to make our own needs a priority, to move towards our goals and dreams. … Continue reading

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Week 3 of grace and mindfulness: express love

How is your day going?  Are you bogged down in details, surviving the daily grind? Are you racing around feeding the dog, carpooling kids to school, paying bills, rushing to a meeting, forgetting a coat for yourself, and feeling lucky … Continue reading

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Have you had your Holiday meltdown?

We all have expectations of how the holiday season will be.  The media, marketing campaigns and advertisers fill our heads with visions of sugar plums and smiling families opening expensive electronic gifts.  Our childhood memories either positive or negative add … Continue reading

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Thriving Mama Thursday: Let Go and Enjoy the Season

My children tell me there are 11 days until Christmas according to the chocolate dispensing advent calender.  I resist the urge to panic.  Some years, I may have leaped into hyper-drive at the reminder, but this year, I am watching … Continue reading

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What Does Your Glass Look Like?

My husband and I hosted Thanksgiving this year, which we have done for the past several years, since our home is best suited, and my husband worked as a professional chef for ten years prior to his current career.  Hosting … Continue reading

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Simple trick to get your toddler to do what you want!

Parenting toddlers can be a frustrating experience. Our kids don’t always listen to us. And that’s putting it mildly. We all struggle at times to get our kids to do simple things. Stuff like coming to the table when it’s … Continue reading

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