How to Organize Kids’ School Stuff

Officially, school’s out for us in the BIG BUTTERFLY HOUSE (that’s what my kids call my house). But Expert Mommy, Claire and I have some homework for you! Last Friday, I came home with *gobs* of stuff from school for each of my kids — I’m talking grocery bags-full of stuff. And I remembered this great idea from our organizational expert, Claire Keeling!

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Positive Parenting Tip: Hulahoops and Personal Space

positive_Parenting_tipOur Yogi Parenting audio tips are presented every Friday by Michaela Turner, BS Ed, CYKT, YKT, Co-creator of the Yogi Parenting course.


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How to Teach Intuition

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in Yogi Parenting is the one on intuition. I’ve heard the same feedback from many of the parents who have taken the course.

I was just talking to my friend Jen and we were discussing how intuition is like a muscle. It needs to be exercised and practiced to get stronger. In this video, Suzanne and I give some examples.

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Positive Parenting Tip: Boundaries

positive_Parenting_tipOur Yogi Parenting audio tips are presented every Friday by Michaela Turner, BS Ed, CYKT, YKT, Co-creator of the Yogi Parenting course.


How do we teach our kids about maintaining healthy boundaries? Listen to this :15 AUDIO TIP:

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How Does Baby Einstein Help/Hurt Your Baby?

Our Expert Mommy talks about this controversial topic. I will admit, my babies watched Baby Einstein and I may have even given Baby Einstein DVDs as gifts! But I love how Dr. Sophia positions her point of view on baby “learning” videos and screen time in general.

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How to Keep the Peace on Family Trips

Can you hear, “Are we there yet?!?!?” and “He touched me!!@#!!” already? If taking a family trip sounds more stressful than fun, here are five tips to help you prepare.

Chevy Chase and the family in National Lampoon's Vacation. Warner Bros. 1983

These simple, low cost ideas will help you keep the peace when traveling as a family this Memorial Day weekend and all summer long.

1) VISIT A DOLLAR STORE

  • Give yourself a $10 budget per child.
  • Think maze books and all things arts and crafts.
  • Remember, pencils don’t stain like markers or melt like crayons.
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Positive Parenting Tip: Tattling?

positive_Parenting_tipOur Yogi Parenting audio tips are presented every Friday by Michaela Turner, BS Ed, CYKT, YKT, Co-creator of the Yogi Parenting course.


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Positive Parenting Tip: What You Talkin’ Bout?!

positive_Parenting_tipOur Yogi Parenting audio tips are presented every Friday by Michaela Turner, BS Ed, CYKT, YKT, Co-creator of the Yogi Parenting course.


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How to Keep Kids Safe Online

Recently, I had the chance to sit in on a lecture series called Girls In the Know. The program was started by a mom of pre-teen who wanted a forum to address all the topics that are sometimes difficult to address with your daughters. In this session, on Safety, Officer Kimberly Huffman addressed staying safe online and off as well.

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Positive Parenting Tip: Do Over!

positive_Parenting_tipOur Yogi Parenting audio tips are presented every Friday by Michaela Turner, BS Ed, CYKT, YKT, Co-creator of the Yogi Parenting course.


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What’s that? Zen Mommy explains more in her Great Day St. Louis segment. Watch it here.

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