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How “Parent Meditating” Can Change Your Life

  How can “parent meditating” change your life? What is parent meditation? Parent meditation is the simple act of completely focusing on your child in a specific moment; their essence; their features; their voice. It is the act of being fully present and aware of them in a completely evaluation and judgment-free zone. When you fully focus and fully appreciate …

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The Secret Key To Being A Happier Person and Parent

Meditation. Now don’t click away because you don’t have time for this nonsense. Bear with me. What have you got lose, really? What do you have to lose just giving it a try? So what is meditation exactly? To think deeply or focus one’s mind for a period of time as a method of relaxation. That’s it. In its most …

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The Chaos & The Calm and The Parenting In-Between

  “Go Play” “Not Right Now” “In A Minute” “Hurry Up” “Maybe Later” I’ve kind of sucked at parenting lately I think. It’s a busy time in our lives right now. We have been doing a lot of ‘adulting’ and my relationship with my daughter is suffering. It’s not without reason. We are about to move our family across an …

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The Difference Between “You’re Ok” and “Are You Ok?”

The Scenarios Just imagine for a second Husband: “Ow! I just stubbed my toe!” Wife: “Oh, you’re ok.” Friend: “I am so mad right now. I can’t believe I spilled ketchup on my brand new shirt!” Other Friend: “It’s ok. It’s just a shirt .” Wife: “I am so tired. I barely got any sleep last night.” Husband: “You’re Ok. …

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Children Are People Too

Why is that if an adult hits another adult, they could go to jail? If a husband hits a wife? A wife hits a husband? Jail. A person slaps another person in the face? Assault. A person hits a dog? Jail. Fines. But a grown adult hits a child? “Good for you. Kids these days need blah blah blah.” No. …

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Embrace What Is Now

Piles of dishes in the sink. A basket of laundry coated in paint, sand, and food. My child is having a huge, loud meltdown. Sometimes it is hard to find the positives when we have our own unmet needs, or our own shattered expectations.

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Let’s stop blaming the kids

I have a terrible habit of running a little bit late. I plan to arrive to events or to meet friends at the scheduled time, but then something gets in the way. My 4 year old neeeeeds her pink shorts. My 2 year old insists that she has to put her socks on by herself.  (“I do it!”) My hopes of …

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Bare It All

Today, I would like to introduce Suzanne Tucker, the mastermind behind Generation Mindful. When my son was just seven months old, I felt a bit lost. I didn’t parent the way others I knew did; advice from well-meaning friends just didn’t sit right with me. I was looking for a true, authentic connection with people that understood my choices, and …