Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc by Polly Rosenwaike (Book Excerpt)


From the Book: LOOK HOW HAPPY I’M MAKING YOU Copyright © 2017 by Polly Rosenwaike Published by arrangement with Doubleday, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC   From the story.....Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc. The book about how to calm your baby said to swing ...

The Excuse of Role by Rachel Martin, author, The Brave Art of Motherhood (Book Excerpt)


From an early age we’re assigned roles: hall monitors, lunch-line captains, student council presidents, shift leaders, camp counselors, resident assistants, and more. We give our kids and ourselves roles that define responsibility even further, such as using chore charts and assigning who’s in charge while we walk to the neighbor’s ...

Guest Blog: 7 Back to School Strategies to Promote Less Stress & More Flow by Rene Peterson Trudeau


It’s 1976. I’m in fifth grade and standing by our front door with my red plaid backpack. My eyes scanning, I watch my four younger brothers dart from room to room. My stomach is in knots. It’s 7:45 a.m. We should have left fifteen minutes ago. Lunches are half-made, my ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Dare to Raise Yourself First by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author, The Awakened Family


[caption id="attachment_23348" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Lily Rose)[/caption] When we buy into the myth that parenting is about the child, we readily take credit for our wonderful parenting when our children match up to our expectations, whereas we just as readily place blame on them when they don’t meet our expectations. To ...

As your cup runneth over….by Wendy Sue Noah


We all know the drill as mothers.  There is almost always something to do, to take care of, to not forget about, and let’s not forget to take care of ourselves, too! Being a mom is by far the most challenging, frustrating and rewarding job I have ever had, and ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Mommy, Your Head is Wrong! by Diane Stark (book excerpt from Chicken Soup for the Soul; the joy of less)


While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. ~Angela Schwindt It was a busy day, but as a single mom with a full-time job and two young children to care for, this was nothing unusual. I had just gotten home from ...

GUEST BLOG POST: The Art of Blissful Parenting by Sharon Ballantine


Have you ever noticed how things flow in your life when you’re feeling good and how they don’t flow when you feel stressed or are engaging in any negative emotion? Feeling good is your key to being in the flow and for manifesting what you want. This means tapping into ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Finding Magic in the Mayhem by Bernadette Noll, author, Look At Us Now


I don’t think I need to tell you that parenting can be hectic. Whether you have one child or five, whether you are a single mom or happily coupled, whether you have toddlers or teens, on many days the mess of parenting seems to far outweigh the calm. So how ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Are You Choosing Love…or Fear? by Renee Peterson Trudeau


This past Sunday evening on Mother’s Day, I returned home from an amazing retreat feeling euphoric and transformed. My husband and son picked me up from the airport. My teen had just returned from a late-night sleepover so my expectations for the evening were low: a quick bite out at ...

Guest Blog Post: The MisEducation of Progress by Mykal White


As parents, you’d think we would learn from the past. By now, and with the billions of other parents who’ve gone through the business of raising children, you’d think we would be better able to recognize the writing on the wall - especially considering how long it's been there.In each ...