Despite popular belief, creating a mantra is not reserved for earth mamas who meditate for 2 hours every morning. This practice requires no extra time out of your day, making it accessible for busy moms who could use a bit more balance and mindfulness interwoven into their routines. The word “mantra” comes from manas (mind) and tra (tool) in sanskrit, and the more tools we … [Read more...] about Creating A Motherhood Mantra And Why It Matters
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“You don’t have to make it perfect, but you can make it great.” - Alessio, my 5-year old son, advising his frustrated little sister on why her squiggly lines are okay in her first attempts at writing the alphabet It’s back-to-school time again. In families across America the homework showdowns have already begun. Parents struggle with homework almost as much as kids do. … [Read more...] about Five Best Practices for School Success
It’s the greatest challenge for anyone: how do you find and maintain your passion for living? Passion is a Faberge egg - delicate, fragile, and beautiful to behold. Once you find your passion, you must guard it and not let anything harm it. If you’re looking for it, it’s an act of courage and tenacity, but once it’s within your grasp, your life will be changed and … [Read more...] about Practice A Passion For Living!
Planning for your big day can make you happy, giddy and more than a little stressed. In addition to planning the reception, organizing the attendants, fitting your gown and reserving the building, you may have little time to think about your makeup. Don't skimp on this area of planning. After all, your wedding day may produce more photos of your lovely face than on any other … [Read more...] about Tips on Wedding Makeup
Anyone looking for a light, breezy read today might feel the urge to click elsewhere when I mention that September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. But wait! If you stick with me, you’ll soon see that this is an article about health, hope, and happiness — and how you can achieve each of those things for yourself and your family. _________ Earlier this year, I … [Read more...] about How to Be a Superhero (Magic Not Required)