Tag: Presence

Spring Presence

Practicing Mindfulness in Family Life The sun is nervous as a kite that can’t quite keep its own string tight. Some days are fair, and some are raw. The timid earth decides to thaw. Shy budlets peep from twigs on trees, and robins join the chickadees. Pale crocuses poke through the ground like noses come …

Seize the Moment – Random Acts of Kindness Week

Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy… – The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein When my son E turned seven in September, we hosted a party with all of his friends at our local park. I created a treasure hunt with clues hidden behind the many trees so that children could …

“New Year’s Resolutions – The Quality of the Little Things” on NBC’s Parent Toolkit Blog

New Year’s Resolutions – The Quality of the Little Things  by Confident Parents, Confident Kids Author, Jennifer Miller is this week’s feature blog article on the NBC Education Nation Parent Toolkit site. Here’s how it begins… I would like to think that the ending of another year and the beginning of a new one fills me with …

Spring Presence

The sun is nervous as a kite that can’t quite keep its own string tight. Some days are fair, and some are raw. The timid earth decides to thaw. Shy budlets peep from twigs on trees, and robins join the chickadees. Pale crocuses poke through the ground like noses come to sniff around. The mud …

Bring the Holidays into Focus

Your focus is your reality. –          Yoda, Star Wars I, The Phantom Menace As I entered the final stretch before Christmas, I paused, amidst my color coded lists of menu planning, decorating, present wrapping, gift creating, house cleaning and broken toy mending. I could feel my anxiety mounting to frenzy status and needed to quiet …

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