Communication | Parenting

Talk to Children about Beauty

  Recently two mothers were faced with their daughters focusing on appearance. In one case we know the daughter thought she was ugly. In the other case we don’t know what the daughter thought. There was such a stark contrast between Pink’s response and Smith’s response to her daughter! One mother asked questions, learned more about […]

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balance | Communication | Connection | Goals

How to Teach Children Gratitude

Someone in a parenting group I’m a part of recently posted this question, With her permission, I’ve copied the question and my answer here: How Do We Teach Gratitude? Question: How do we teach 4 year olds about gratitude, and appreciation for what they have? My daughter has pretty much everything she could ever need/want, thanks […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Birthday Party

Brom is four! This sweet, amazing little guy is getting so very big! He’s so full of joy, love, and energy. It’s so amazing to be his Mama!                   For the past 2 years, he’s been in love with Guardians of the Galaxy, so, of course, his […]

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Goals | Self Improvement

Sometimes Success Looks Like Failure

We live in a perfect world. A world that rewards perfect and only perfect. The world’s filled with beautiful ideas, shared in awe by others while the ‘Pinterest fails’ are shared in mockery and mirth. As adults, we often belittle ourselves and, in some cases, others, when we make mistakes. So often we hear words […]

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Celebrate | Parties

Anne of Green Gables Birthday

When I was young, I loved to read. So much so that I spent most waking moments reading. But I have a confession to make.  I never read Anne of Green Gables. I didn’t need to. I had the movies. That was enough for me. Few movies brought me the sense of peace and longing […]

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