Planting Seeds

Happy happy happy are we Happy happy happy are we I love you, and you love me Together we make a happy family!! When my children were young and in the “Barney” stage of life we often sang this little ditty! We sang it to express our love, to feel better when we were down…

Embracing Diversity through Compassion

As we all are living in this time and space, in this moment on earth, a shift is occurring on this planet.  A direction of the understanding of Oneness is taking shape.  A movement that we all are here together to coexist amid our differences.  And those who are born with “disabilities” are given the…

Allowing Life to Happen

At my house, they play water polo. My son and middle daughter also swim competitively, but the sport that matters is water polo. I’m pretty sure that neither of my daughters could tell you who won the last Super Bowl, much less who played. Actually, I don’t know that my son could tell you… but…

Balance, Balance, Balance!

  As a parent it is easy to find life being all about the kids. When our two children were young preschoolers their father and I would strive to balance our lives around  the very important issues of sleep, play dates, parenting classes, parenting books, the parents of our kids friends, and oh, ya work!…

Parenting with the Power of I AM

I send my kids into the world equipped with self-worth and shame-resilience. Early in my parenting role, I had the opportunity to take Science of Mind classes at the Center. In class, Dr. Heather made the power of I AM abundantly clear, explaining that when we refer to the I AM we are talking about our Self,…

Spiritual Parenting: Magic in the Ordinary

St. Patrick’s Day always reminds me to bring a little more magic to the ordinary.  Children are so open, ready and willing to believe in the invisible. They have unwavering faith that magic exists and find joy in looking for fairies in the flowers and leprechauns in the clovers. The young know, without a doubt, that gold…

Spiritual Parenting

Feeling isolated, my teen needed a centered parent who understood. This week tensions ran higher than usual with my kids. I have three daughters: a teen, a preteen and a preschooler. The developmental stage for all  of these ages focuses on detaching from parents, finding individuality and hanging out with friends. Ugh! It creates a family…