Unplugging

little-tree

Oh my goodness. If you haven’t seen this book yet, go check it out. The Little Tree by Loren Long is about a tree that wants to hold on to its leaves. There are a lot of things that we want to hold on to and it shows up in our bodies in a not […]

family dinner

I was talking with my husband about kids last night and how difficult it is to raise children with drugs, media, violence, diseases, addiction and all the other bad things out there in the world.  We were starting to feel a bit depressed when I remembered that there is one thing that you can do […]

outside

The days are getting longer and all I can think about is getting outside with the family. Here in Colorado we have 13 National Parks and they are a great place to start your spring and summertime adventures.  On May 21, the National Park Trust is hosting a Kids to Parks Day to get your […]

calm

Most parents are wondering what to do when their child is having a tantrum, or what to do when they are hitting.   But a lot of parenting challenges can be resolved when everyone is calm. Sometimes we don’t take advantage of this time because we might forget. But even more often, we don’t want […]

screen free

This is one of those things that just happens.  Before we have kids we really want to be the parents that don’t give their child a screen to calm them down or entertain them, and then real life happens and it is a lot harder than we ever thought it would be. But here’s the […]

10 tips

Here’s a list of 10 tried and true tips to being a good parent: Routine It may not fit your lifestyle if you are used to being more spontaneous and flying by the seat of your pants before you had kids, however it is the number one way to having happier kids.  Doing more or […]

social media

Right now I’m reading an interesting book (with a boring title), Parenting Well in a Media Age by Gloria DeGaetano.  It is stirring up so many thoughts and ideas about raising children in our day and age. First of all, things are very different now than they were just 30 years ago.  We are part […]

mindful 1

If you are like me and have visited Pinterest for great parenting ideas, you have probably had the same impression I did, that children should be busy or entertained with activities pretty much all the time. Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love to have fun activities with my kids but I also think it […]

days-of-lives

This is a quote from Annie Dillard and it really speaks to me on the first day of the new year. Are our days rushed, stressed and unfulfilled? Or are we able to breathe and enjoy our days? The negative moments in our lives are just a moment, but strung together, they are our lives. There […]

Wagon

A difficult part of parenting is knowing that everything will change.  At times, it can bring comfort hence the ever popular “this too shall pass”.  But it can also bring anxiety when in not knowing how to handle situations. For instance, many parents don’t want to introduce pacifiers or thumbs because sometime down the road, […]