Archives for July 2009

Positive Parenting Tip: Where’s Your Focus?

What should you focus on? Listen to this :15 AUDIO TIP:

positive parentingOur Yogi Parenting audio tips are presented every Friday by Michaela Turner, BS Ed, CYKT, YKT, Co-Founder Yogi Parenting


Michaela is a 30 year veteran educator and a Certified YogaKids Teacher and Trainer. She teaches yoga baby and yoga kids classes for children throughout St. Louis, Missouri. As the Co-founder of Yogi Parenting, Michaela offers positive parenting coaching and seminars nationally, blending her joy for yoga with her love for children.

How to Stop Keeping Up with Suzy

cupcakesYou know Suzy. Perfectly frosted cupcakes. Gifts for every teacher. Suzy Homemaker.

Why is it that there’s always at least one mom in the carpool circle that seems to outdo everyone else? The perfectly wrapped and be-ribboned end of the year teacher’s gift isn’t just about showing appreciation for the preschool teacher, is it? Am I imagining a smirk of victory on that perfectly powdered face? I think I just lost that portion of the competition. [Read more…]

How to Minimize Mommy Guilt

mom_guiltLast week, I wrote an article about Child Immunizations and I realized that whether it’s about tough decisions like that one or small ones (like letting them watch one more episode of Dora while we finish a conversation with a girlfriend), moms seem to be hard-wired with Mommy Guilt. It seems like from the moment we conceive these precious beings, we want to be the best moms possible and yet the internal dialogue starts almost immediately… “OMG! I had that glass of wine and I didn’t know I was pregnant!” [Read more…]

How Spirit Moves

twin-dasiy-234“I’ve been feeling really sick.” I tell the ultrasound lady. She’s just getting her magic wand in position to tell me my future. With two beautiful children and  [Read more…]

Zen Mommy Minute: Slowing Down

Ahhhhh, the slow and easy sights and sounds of Door County, Wisconsin. My daughters and I stayed the week with my parents in the cabin my great grandma built on Lake Michigan almost 100 year ago. Compared to life at home, it felt like I went from doing 65 on the highway of life to a snails crawl. I enjoyed a much needed week offline and the many joys of summer and slowing down; [Read more…]

Positive Parenting Tip: Anger

Is your child angry? Listen to this :15 AUDIO TIP:

positive parentingOur Yogi Parenting audio tips are presented every Friday by Michaela Turner, BS Ed, CYKT, YKT, Co-Founder Yogi Parenting


Michaela is a 30 year veteran educator and a Certified YogaKids Teacher and Trainer. She teaches yoga baby and yoga kids classes for children throughout St. Louis, Missouri. As the Co-founder of Yogi Parenting, Michaela offers positive parenting coaching and seminars nationally, blending her joy for yoga with her love for children.

How to Open Up Your Life

If you are feeling claustrophobic in your life, perhaps what you need is a way to open it up! (video 4:53) How can you make connections between the different realms of your life? [Read more…]

How to Make Tough Choices: Immunization

Recently, we had the chance to interview Dr. Rachel Orscheln, M.D., a pediatric infectious disease doctor regarding vaccinations and their impact on childhood diseases. Her research is compelling. She describes the significant decrease in childhood illness and death due to common infections attributable to vaccination. She also explains how those that choose to selectively vaccinate pose a risk, not just to themselves but also to their community… because they are often the cause of outbreaks.

On the one hand we have Dr. Orscheln’s research and on the other, the links between toxicity and what Dr. Kenneth Bock calls the “new childhood epidemics” of autism, ADHD, asthma and allergies. [Read more…]

How to Prepare Your Baby’s Crib

I always say that the prettiest baby cribs are ones with no babies in them yet! That’s when your crib and nursery look absolutely pristine. Snap a few pictures now while the ribbons on the bumper are placed just so… like a vignette from Cookie. No messy burb cloths slung on the sides. No used diapers that didn’t manage to make it all the way into the diaper genie.

For me, style became secondary to ease very, very quickly. I’ll let someone else give you design tips. My advice… get those mattress pads and sheet savers in place! I tell every soon-to-be mommy to get at least two Ultimate Crib Sheets. [Read more…]

Zen Mommy Minute: Your Parenting Purpose

What is your parenting purpose? Many of us have vision or objective statements for our resumes. Some of us have one for our lives, a powerful thing to do to be sure. Check out this digital version of a life purpose by my twitter friend @MorganDayCecil. (LOVE IT!!!)

So why not have a special purpose statement to guide us in our parenting? [Read more…]