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Mindful Preparation for Spring Break

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)
Even though I am writing this with yet more snow is coming down from the sky, spring is coming around the corner. For anyone with school aged kids, this means one thing: Spring Break. A full week (or more) of your children away from school. They have been counting this down since the new year. You may have a trip planned or paying extra money for daycare. But for the rest of us, it is 9+ days of being stuck at home.

We all know what happens when your child, been it a kindergartener or a h...

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Managing the Unexpected

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)
I started this blog before the Polar Vortex hit us. I was thinking "It's that time of year again; when school gets unexpectedly canceled or your child is sick." I had no idea that we were in for 4 days of this torture.

When these unexpected days hit, my mind races "What now" The painful conversation, who is staying home? I have a day full of clients, my husband only has so much PTO. We stare at each other waiting for the other to offer. And ultimately someone has to bite the bullet.

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Making Resolutions in the Postpartum Period

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Happy New Year! As I look back to where I was a year ago, I have difficulties remembering what was going on. I was still in the fourth trimester with my second and seeing my first clients here at Mindful Families. Life was about only sleeping in 2 hour chunks, constant feeding, hoping to shower every 3 days, and toddler tantrums. Who has time to make resolutions when you are in survival mode?

So this is for you, my postpartum moms and dads. What can be a healthy, yet ...

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Being Mindful During the Holidays While Parenting Young Children

Posted on November 27, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)
I love the holiday season: decorating my house, signing gifts to my small children from Santa, driving around looking at light up houses, Christmas music in the car all the time, the list goes on. But this month is also the most stressful time of year for many people for a variety of reasons. Mindfulness focuses on being present in the moment, which can be a challenge with all the external messages around the holidays. But staying in the present increases our enjoyment of the holiday season an... Read Full Post »

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