Self-Aware Parenting

Content offering tips, and perspectives on parenting with self-awareness, and raising self-aware children.

When Motherhood Feels Toxic

You already know that the Mary Poppins account of motherhood is a false bag of goods. For me, that became clear the moment my beautiful daughter was placed on my chest.    Within ten minutes of pushing out this extraordinary baby, I became physically paralyzed with fear. Where’s this divine motherly instinct”? I thought in…

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2020 School Year Conundrum

The 2020 School Year is the Hardest Yet The path to the upcoming school year feels like it’s littered with landmines. Even the schools offering regular school days are unsure if it will last the entire school year. Our district isn’t hiding the fact that they may pull the plug at any point if COVID-19…

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Why We Ignore Our Intuition

Trusting Your Gut Do you yell at characters in horror movies who go into dark basements instead of escaping through outside? There’s always that one person in a horror movie that says, “We shouldn’t be doing this,” but defies their instinct. Sadly, we’re not all that different. We’re pretty off when it comes to trusting…

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Connecting to Your Intuition

Intuition is the Most Ignored Gift You have something that Steve Jobs once called more powerful than intellect. It’s so powerful that our military continues to investigate it. I think of it as a divine gift we’re all blessed with to know something before having tangible evidence. Intuition is such an essential yet underused asset,…

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The Worst Advice For Happiness

Happiness Requires Deliberate Action “Don’t look back because that’s not the direction you’re going”.  Of all of the tips for happiness, this is the worst.  How many times have you indulged the memes and the gurus encouraging you to cut ties to your past? It’s comforting to believe that there’s no value in experiences that…

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Unconventional Homeschooling Tips

 Homeschooling? I Got This. I’ll never forget how my Facebook feed lit up with moms proudly displaying their home-school setups. Thrown into the role of teacher, we eagerly dove in. If you find yourself going into week four with that fresh enthusiasm smelling a bit stale, you’re not alone. In this post, I’ll share quick…

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Helping Children Through Crisis

Facing a Crisis Together Our world came to an abrupt halt a few months ago. My husband was heading to the emergency room, having lost consciousness after physical training. Nothing prepares us for that type of shakeup.  It’s especially complicated when you have young children watching. In this post, I’ll share the steps I took…

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Self-Talk For Success

Our Self-Talk Needs a Makeover “You’re not smart enough to speak at the meeting,” “You’re too old to get in shape,” “You’re too young to start a business,” “You’ll never find love at that size”…  Don’t you hate how that negative self-talk deflates your spirit? It always seems to happen when you’re ready to take…

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