Archive for February 2017

Do your kids do yoga?

Do your kids do yoga?
I’m often asked if my kids do yoga.  My flexible daughter is a gymnastic enthusiast and the poses often overlap, although I wouldn’t say she does yoga.  My kids do not think yoga is cool and as much as I try and explain the benefits of breath and meditation, I obviously I cannot force them. A... Read more »

Starting a bullet journal

Starting a bullet journal
Before my friend, Nina, wrote about her bullet journal experience, I hadn’t given this new fad a second thought. Actually, I am still not sure I completely understand all the nuances, but am sold on the fact that everything is in one place. I no longer have to run downstairs to look at my calendar,... Read more »

The life-changing parenting book you need to read

The life-changing parenting book you need to read
My latest parenting read How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by former Stanford Dean Julia Lythcott-Haims is a compelling one that I strongly recommend to all parents, especially those with older children. Within minutes of opening the paperback I was intrigued by the consequences from the lack of... Read more »
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Last-minute Valentine's day

Last-minute Valentine's day
Unlike past years, I am busy and not prepared and ready for Valentine’s Day tomorrow.  With all the recent birthdays, I am trying to limit sugar intake, yet found a few last-minute ways to still make Valentine’s Day special. This morning I sent three copies of this sweet i-love-you-because-printable to my printer.  My plan is to fill out... Read more »

Kindness begins with ourselves

Kindness begins with ourselves
I’ve been on a big kindness kick.  It began in conversations with my children.  I still remember the kids’ names that were mean to me when I was their age.  It is critical for me to enforce the effect bullying and hurtful comments has on not only classmates, but everyone, even adults. Small tasks such as... Read more »

New Orleans: What to eat and where to go

New Orleans: What to eat and where to go
My college boyfriend is now my forty-year-old husband and I surprised him with a getaway to celebrate. The sunny and walkable city of New Orleans was the perfect place to do it. The weather is relatively warm, the flights (from Chicago) were less than $200, music is everywhere and the southern food is tasty. I’m sharing my hours... Read more »
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