Parents can shift their mood when holiday stress hits

Parents can shift their mood when holiday stress hits

Holiday pleasures can be accompanied by holiday stresses. When I need to research or be reminded of how to keep my cool and connect with those around me – particularly children – my go-to source is Dr. Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting. Dr. Markham’s...
Mindful Parenting and Routines

Mindful Parenting and Routines

Mindful parenting can be a challenge.  But what is the alternative? Allow those fleeting feelings of irritation or resentment to contaminate our relationships and our peace of mind? Practicing mindful parenting is the only solution to our family’s wellbeing....
Halloween Hacks for Parents

Halloween Hacks for Parents

As much fun as Halloween can be, it’s a potential stressor and worthy of a few Halloween Hacks for parents. A holiday derived from our deep desire to connect with the cycles of life is one of the more celebrated days of the year. The National Retail Federation...
Managing Transitions with Ease

Managing Transitions with Ease

Transitions are an inevitable part of life. Managing transitions with ease is an important life skill and something to pass on to our kids. This blog post comes to you from the Schoodic Peninsula – seriously Down East in Maine. It’s been nearly a decade since my...
When It’s OK to be a Tiger Mom…or Dad

When It’s OK to be a Tiger Mom…or Dad

I’m probably really stepping into a serious discussion here, but is it ever ok to be a Tiger Mom? As a parent and an educator, I’m big into process. I believe exposing kids to the right materials, stories, or values and allowing them to explore nurtures not only...