Guest Blog Post: My Facebook Truth by Bren Romano Monteiro


Gosh. Sometimes I see those "I know you're real life doesn't look like your Facebook one" meme's that keep coming up and I think "oh no! I'm sure everyone thinks that's me with my cutesy non-stop kid photos and happy-go-luckiness." But it's not me. My life really does look like that. Sometimes. Brief ...

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 ...

GUEST BLOG POST: What You Say Matters by Paul Axtell (book excerpt from Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids)


Excerpt from Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: Creating the Relationship You Want with the Most Important People in Your Life by Paul Axtell   [caption id="attachment_23265" align="alignright" width="243"] Photo by Cindy Officer[/caption] If you can talk openly and meaningfully about what matters, your relationships will be special. The ability 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: Been there, done that. Now I have two kids. by Zoe Richmond


The Music and Arts Festival Coachella was recently held.  It is a three-day music festival in the Coachella Valley, near Palm Springs, California. Headliners included acts like Guns n’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris. Earlier in the year, my friend was trying to convince me to go.  “No. And hell ...

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 ...

Blueberry Muffins by Dana Spincola


I already begin to wonder what memories of childhood my little guy will talk about in his future. What moments or events will he hold as special or will he feel attached to when he comes home as an adult to visit the “house he grew up in?” I am not ...