How to Start Meditating

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Kids are loud. Time is short. Brains just won’t quit. It’s easy to think you can’t meditate. But you can. How to Start Meditating   If you’re ready to start meditating, here’s a couple quick tips to get you started. 1. Start small.  Seriously, 1 minute is a good place to start. You don’t have to set the timer for 40 minutes your first go around. Start small, build up over time. Give yourself credit … Continue reading

I Hate Christmas. How to Survive the Holidays (and Maybe Even Enjoy Them)

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I hate the dentist. Like Phobia hate. There have been times when I’ve scheduled a procedure, driven to the dentist, parked the car. Freaked out and left. When my husband and I decided to start thinking about trying to have a baby, he insisted, before we started trying, I had to go to the dentist and make sure my teeth were in the best possible shape. (having a baby can be rough on your teeth) … Continue reading

How to Be a Good Mom

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How to be a good mom? It’s a completely loaded question, because everyone’s version of what being a good mom looks like is different. When I think about being a good mom, I want to be patient, and kind, and not yell. I want to be happy to spend time with my kiddo. I want to enjoy her and feel good about myself and the parenting I’m doing. On many days, (let’s be honest… years) … Continue reading

You Are Not Responsible for Your Children. There I Said It.

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In fact, the idea you are responsible for your children is the biggest lie told in parenting, and it’s what keeps us fighting for perfection, and many of us, yelling. I first came across this concept a few years ago while reading ScreamFree Parenting. I thought it was a joke. How on EARTH can I not be responsible for my kiddo? But I kept reading and what came next was even more intriguing. I’m not … Continue reading

Moody Cow Meditates

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Back in June, during our “Blog Less. Live More” summer,  I was looking for some resources to help my kiddo (8) learn more about mindfulness and meditation. I thought if she had some tools in her backpack she might be better able to handle the big emotions that come up for her, especially being a spirited kiddo. The one book that was recommended most was “Moody Cow Meditates“. I picked it up on Amazon and grabbed Peaceful … Continue reading

Mantra for Moms Who Yell

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  I recently made a decision. I decided instead of “thinking” about being more mindful, calm, loving and filled with equanimity, and reading about it… I’d start BEing it. I decided to take myself on a year long journey of exploration, and self discovery. I had already started practicing mindfulness, and found it shifted just about everything, so layering a deeper exploration of things on top of a mindfulness practice seemed perfect! For this journey I … Continue reading