Zen Mommy Minute: Meditation with Kids

pebbles smallerHere’s an idea for your family to bring stillness and awareness to you and your kids. It’s a “Pebble Mediation” and my kids LOVE it. All you have to do is walk outside with your children and pick up a few pebbles or rocks… [Read more…]

How to Hire Help with Your Newborn

Are you pregnant or a new mom with a new little someone to love? If so, watch this quick and informative interview with Expert Mommy, Debbie Hipp on everything you need to know before hiring a sitter, Nanny or Doula to help you out at home.

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How to Respond to Birth Trauma

If your baby has experienced a traumatic birth, this can lead to further complications like difficulty breastfeeding or breathing issues. What can you do to help? (Video 2:39)

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How to Bridge the New Generation Gap

Okay, moms… I hate to break it to you of the MTV generation, you are NOT cool anymore! Being a GenExer myself, I’m mostly okay with that… and the fact that the baton is being passed to the new new princes and princesses of cool!

Embarassingly enough, I am finding myself saying things like, “When I was a kid…” Ugh! Ya! And just this weekend, my 8 year old whined at me, “You just don’t understand what it’s like to be a kid!!!!”

Okay, so I’ve enlisted someone who does… Vanessa Van Petten, Youthologist at www.RadicalParenting.com… parenting from the teens perspective. Tell us, Vanessa, what is the difference between Gen X and Gen Y/Z?! What is it  like to be a kid in the digital age?
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Positive Parenting Tip: Letting Go!

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

Listen to this :15 AUDIO TIP:

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 the online parenting course, Yogi Parenting, Michaela offers tips on parenting and seminars nationally, blending her joy for yoga with her love for children.

Week 36: Pre-Birth ENERGY

After weeks and weeks of planning, fixing up the nursery, washing and folding baby clothes, etc, etc… I’ve still managed to wake up each morning this week with new “To-Do-Before-Giving-Birth” items. I see each day as a gift of time… 24 hours to do the things that I’ve either flat out forgotten to do or, to be quite honest, do not need to do prior to labor, but left undone, would surely fall by the wayside for a couple months.

What are some of these “to-do’s” magically popping into my brain [Read more…]

Zen Mommy Minute: Share your Dreams

We all have dreams… every one of us. As a parent, have you ever thought about the importance of your child’s dreams and what they might be saying? Start by remembering your own dreams and sharing them with your kids. They will naturally begin to share theirs with you.

Hearing that your 6 year old was chased by a blue witch who wanted to steal their homework might just give you a little insight into what’s going on in her waking day. Is she anxious or worried about something? Having a good Dream Dictionary on hand can be a big help as well. Let me know if you are already talking about dreams with your children. And if you are just starting, what have you learned? [Read more…]

Positive Parenting Tip: Need a New Mantra?

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

Listen to this :15 AUDIO TIP:

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 the online parenting course, Yogi Parenting, Michaela offers tips on parenting and seminars nationally, blending her joy for yoga with her love for children.

How to Share “GEMS” with Your Child

Ann Jordan of Children and Family Services shares a GEM with us… literally… what she and her husband in their counseling practice call “Genuine Encounter Moments.” How do your children feel when you are distracted and choose not to give them your full attention? How do they feel when you are truly present?

How many GEMS have you shared with your child today?

Tip from Expert Mommy, Anne Jordan, RN

Week 35: House Arrest

HiltonThankfully, there is no clamp on my ankle, but my doctor told me last week in no uncertain terms that I am to “lay low”. She put me on house arrest.
50% thinned and 1 cm dilated, she said eat, sleep, shower and relax until we hit the 36 week mark. HA! She left out the two children, dog, cat, husband, home and two businesses I help manage.
I really did appreciated this advice though, and for the last 7 days I HAVE been taking it easy. Well, OK, I have been taking it “easier”, but I would say I’ve modified her house arrest orders just a tad. FAR from bed-rest, I have [Read more…]