Posts tagged "Parenting"

Holiday Gifts: Perhaps Too Much of a Good Thing

Holiday Gifts: Perhaps Too Much of a Good Thing
For years now, I have actually felt BOTH excited AND uneasy when it comes to holiday gift shopping. It’s not that I don’t thoroughly enjoy giving gifts to those in need and otherwise. In fact, our family just finished assisting my husband’s boys’ advisery at the local high school to send off 10 boxes to... Read more »

The Sexuality Talk: Early, Open, Honest and Often

The Sexuality Talk: Early, Open, Honest and Often
Last night I attended a wonderful discussion led by two individuals whom I admire immensely, Cathy and Todd Adams. While they both wear many hats on a daily basis, their task on this evening was to talk openly about the wide, deep berth of sexuality (encompassing body awareness, physicality, self-care and emotional health) and how... Read more »

Body Awareness: 10 Points to Consider

Body Awareness: 10 Points to Consider
One of the most important discussions that we can have with our children, beginning with digestible bites at the earliest of ages, is an invitation to view their own body as a most treasured gift that is theirs to befriend, nurture and enJOY in very real ways. Too many people needlessly remain detached from this... Read more »
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Facebook: My Girls and Me—An Unexpected Gift

Facebook: My Girls and Me—An Unexpected Gift
My two teenage daughters (ages fourteen and three weeks shy of sixteen) and I, like most mothers and daughters, share much within the daily familial spectrum. For us, beyond the obvious role of parent/child, due to an openness and a conscious desire to see each other full-on in all of our giddy, emotional glory, our... Read more »

Structure: Much Appreciated After Having None

Structure: Much Appreciated After Having None
Today I truly begin MY new year. After a summer of no structure that began as great fun, but increasingly took its toll on my mental, physical and emotional landscape, I realized that I have been in need of greater structure, beyond the summer months even, for a few years now. While at heart I... Read more »

Mother's Day: An Open Letter to My Mom

Mother's Day: An Open Letter to My Mom
Dear Mom, I write to you tonight to acknowledge the profound influence that you have had on my life. Mere words cannot convey my deep love for you, and yet, it is worth a try. There are four major areas in my life where you have perhaps made the greatest impact; however, being my mom,... Read more »
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Butterflies: The Boy and the Butterfly and YOU

Butterflies: The Boy and the Butterfly and YOU
As butterfly season is thankfully upon us, it feels appropriate to share the parable of the boy and the butterfly as a reminder to allow others their own work in regard to their personal transformation. While I am not sure where this story originated, a beautiful gal in my Soul to Soul Circle reminds us... Read more »

Back to School and Bittersweet—My Love Affair with AND/BOTH

Back to School and Bittersweet—My Love Affair with AND/BOTH
My kiddos are all out the door for their first full day of school—swirling stomachs, smiles, and all. I am thrilled for them and feel fortunate to truly believe that each of our three children will have an expansive year through the ups and the downs, the neat and the messy, the big and the... Read more »

A Clear Mirror—Ultimate Gift to Your Children and All!

A Clear Mirror—Ultimate Gift to Your Children and All!
While many of us tend to look immediately and understandably outside of ourselves for expert answers when things go awry with our children—always in search of the perfect parenting strategies, behavioral tips, and general tools to be the best head honchos that we can be—it has become more apparent to me with each passing year... Read more »
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Oldest Daughter: Fourteen Isn't What It Used To Be

Oldest Daughter: Fourteen Isn't What It Used To Be
Yes, my oldest daughter texts, posts, and video chats. Yes, she is acutely aware of when it is “time” to freshen up the wardrobe with a few new pieces from the latest fashion trends. Yes, she often rolls her eyes at my “weird” behaviors. And yes, friends are at the top of her sharing list... Read more »