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  1. Family Life
    Creating a family meditation practice is much easier than you might imagine. And now is a perfect time to do so! I know what some of you may be thinking. "No way, no how will my child sit still for a moment, much less to meditate. Family meditation? Ha!" I hear you. I have two live-in wiggle...
  2. Toddler & Child
    We vow to love our children no matter who they are or what they do. But sometimes accepting your child for who he is, particularly if he's opposite from who you are, can be tough. Here's how mindfulness can help you accept your child's personality. I love my son so fiercely and fully that it...
  3. Family Life
    We often hear about the health and life benefits of mindfulness, regularly reminded to "live in the moment." But what does mindfulness really mean? The essence of mindfulness is to pay attention, right now. It means that if we are reading bedtime stories to our toddlers, here we are, reading...
  4. Family Life
    This summer, I set out to make every day count for my son. I learned along the way that every day counts whether I purpose it to or not, and that sometimes, the best memories come from the ordinary. I admit it. I am a sucker for all those 'mom' videos and posts that talk about how important...
  5. Green Goods
    In a world full of podcasts, iPads, and advertisements, silence can be elusive. In a world more connected than ever, here's why you need to disconnect. Humans have always recognized the importance of silence; back in the mid-1800s, Florence Nightingale wrote that "Unnecessary noise is the...
  6. Other
    It's hard to imagine staying calm while trapped in a cave for two weeks without adequate food, water, or sunlight. However, 12 Thai boys and their 25-year-old coach did just that. The world has been holding its breath, captivated by the 12 boys and their coach trapped in a Thailand cave for...
  7. Family Life
    The calming power of mindfulness is increasingly venturing out of yoga studios and meditation rooms, and into elementary school classrooms and office buildings. Mindfulness is helping people of all ages and walks of life to reduce and manage stress. Some schools have even replaced detention...
  8. Toddler & Child
    Many students today are more stressed than ever; why not introduce them to yoga? This ancient practice combining breathing, stretching, and meditation may just be what the doctor didn't order. A recent study conducted by researchers at Tulane University found that a school-based yoga program...
  9. Green Goods
    Last week Mothering attended the 2018 Green Living Show in Toronto, Canada. Among the gorgeous stands of local honey, craft beer, handmade clothing, and boho jewelry, we found this gorgeous yoga mat company: Mukta (moo-ktah) Being. Related: If You're a Yoga Mama, You'll Love Yoga Paws Canadian...
  10. Baby
    Breastfeeding doesn't always come easy, but doing it while mastering some seriously intense yoga poses? Seems impossible, right?! Not for this mama. Breastfeeding yogi, Carlee Benear, is a mother of three, residing in The Woodlands, Texas. You might also know her as the mama on Instagram who...
  11. Pregnancy & Birth
    Did you "become a different person" when you were in labor? When we let our bodies lead, we're able to access inner strengths we didn't know we had. I can't enumerate how many times I've heard new parents express their discomfort with maternal actions during labor. Birth is intense, and most of...
  12. Family Life
    Seems like a new school year brings out the inner craving to start new routines and fall into familiar day-to-day life, after the hustle and bustle of soaking up summer. That always leads us to think about how we can make changes in our lives. Here are five easy things you can do to make your...
  13. Toddler & Child
    Being a mother can be one of the most purposeful and rewarding roles in our lifetime. Although it brings us much joy and fulfillment, it also has its fair share of challenges. As parents we have so much responsibility, both in and outside of our home. Throughout the day we are pushed and...
  14. Green Goods
    Here's the truth: mothering is a consuming vocation. Whether you're a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, or a hybrid of the two, you're still responsible for little humans. This level of responsibility is exhausting; it can cause us to doubt ourselves and our abilities. Mothers often fall into...
  15. Family Life
    About a month ago I came across Shauna Niequist's book, Present Over Perfect, while perusing the shelves of my local library. I fell in love with her message of "leaving behind frantic for a simpler, more soulful way of living." Here's my interview with her. In her book Shauna tells her honest...
  16. Pregnancy & Birth
    Mindfulness-based approaches have become increasingly popular within healthcare, but when it comes to giving birth, does "mind over matter" really work? Researchers say that maybe it does! Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of...
  17. Green Goods
    As women, we play so many roles. But, what happens if we strip those roles away? I'm a mother, entrepreneur, friend, sister, daughter, granddaughter, and an aunt. I'm an ex-wife, a neighbor, and a teacher. Sometimes I'm a partner and a lover. If you ask someone from each one of my roles to...
  18. Family Life
    Meditation has positive effects on your physical, mental, and emotional health, but you don't have to sign up for a class to reap the benefits. We imagine meditation consists primarily of sitting on the floor in a quiet room while you let the breeze of your thoughts pass your closed eyes, but...
  19. Baby
    Renegade Mama's affirmation cards remind us of something we often forget when we're busy being moms - that we're strong warriors, kicking ass at motherhood! Lauren Tannehill is the founder of The Renegade Mama. Having grown up in Southern California, the artwork on her cards feels like a peak...
  20. Family Life
    Practicing mindfulness can help both children and adults with emotional self-regulation and cognitive focus. There are many different, yet simple ways to practice mindfulness individually and with your family. One of the ways I enjoy sharing the practice of mindfulness with my children is by...
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