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Podcast Episode #31 – The Importance of Unstructured Playtime

This week we are beginning a new podcast series about the importance of unstructured playtime, with Afsaneh Moradian, author of the upcoming book Jamie is Jamie. Play means kids get to do whatever they want to do, inside or outside, using what is available to them. The main thing is that they are choosing what to do. It is not about an adult offering ideas and suggestions, but the child looks around to see what’s available and chooses what to do.

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Discovering the Magic of Simple Gifts for the Holidays

When my boys were younger, one of their favorite games was to play “Christmas” and “Santa.” We celebrated Christmas in our home and there were inevitably gifts wrapped up and placed under a tree. We tried to be really conscious of what we were giving them, so it was usually just a few small gifts Read More

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Podcast Episode #30 – Transcending Your Triggers

In this final discussion with Carrie Contey, we take the topic of triggers beyond the day-to-day experience of stress and struggle to the level of personal transcendence. It’s a delicious conversation that will refuel your parenting energy. Here, we’re offering a broader perspective of what it means to be triggered into a stressful reaction in your daily life with kids.

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11/24/2017 Special Newsletter: Thanksgiving Sale! $5 Books, 50% OFF in the Learning Center + more!

Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours! We have some great deals available this weekend – Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Click here for all the details! Know someone who would enjoy these deals? Be sure to forward this email or share on social media! Consicously Parenting E-books and Audiobooks are just $5 each! No coupon code required. Read More

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Thanksgiving Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday – we cover it all! Take advantage of this sale to save big on e-books, audiobook downloads, private consultations with Rebecca, and even a 50% discount code for the entire Learning Center! That includes all of the on-demand courses which Read More

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Nurturing Yourself in 1-5 Minutes

I think we have the impression that we have to set aside a long period of time to nurture ourselves. Many of us feel that if I can’t go away for a weekend or have a several hour block of time to do what I want, then it isn’t worth the effort. While that longer block of time is important every now and then, we can accomplish quite a bit in just a few minutes.

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Podcast Episode #29 – Transforming Your Triggers

Transforming reactivity to a conscious response is a continuous practice. It’s done in millimeters, not quantum leaps. Little by little we change and grow, by acknowledging our stress triggers and how they feel in the body.

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Choosing the Best Schooling Path for Your Family

Over the years, I have fallen in love with different philosophies of education. I love to research and find other ways of doing things and truly believe there is no one right path for even one child throughout his or her formative years. As parents, it is our responsibility to help find the best option for our child at any given time, depending upon what is available where we live, and what we all need as a family.

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A Respectful Approach to “Picky” Eaters (with a long-term view)

I feel proud of my kids, but it’s not because of anything I have done. Now I’m proud that they are able to navigate food choices themselves and to listen to their bodies about what and how much to eat. These are skills that will serve them in the future when I’m not right there to ask.

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Podcast Episode #28 – Taming Your Triggers with guest expert Carrie Contey

We’ve all had them. Some are small, others overwhelming. If you’re here, you’re a step ahead in that you’re aware that you have them. Parenting brings them on in full force. We’re talking about triggers with guest parenting expert Carrie Contey.

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Shifting Expectations

I must confess that when I started September 2010 with a focus on taking good care of myself, I was secretly hoping that the month would good. Fun, even. Sure, I’d have days that were challenging for me, but going at a slower pace and nurturing myself would really help to off-set the yuck I’d encountered in past Septembers. I know that I’ve really needed to nurture myself and I was hoping that if I would just take the time to acknowledge what this month is really like for me, all would be swell.

Reality check.