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An Open Letter To My Daughters by Vashti Summervill

    Dear Amazing Daughters, It is a mystery to as to how we ended up sharing this life’s journey but I am grateful . You have been my teacher from day one and I continue to learn from you. You challenge and delight me. You make me cry and laugh. I wouldn’t change any […]

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Is my child ready to play sports? by Kacey Hartung

  Most of us are very naïve when we first become parents.  We spend hours imagining their personality, temperament, likes and dislikes.  Our dreams are filled with their future activities and talent. Our heart is in the right place, we want the best for them.  And while we are focused on what could be, our [...]

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Learning to be Human – Embracing Vulnerability as Parents by Devon Kuntzman

  Becoming a parent and caring for young children is one of the most humanizing experiences you will have in your lifetime. That great love, felt so deep in your heart, creates an immense amount of vulnerability. Just because that vulnerability comes flooding in doesn’t mean you are ready to be open on that level. [...]

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The Trouble With Testing by Dr. Mara Linaberger

  Well, it’s that time again. Its testing season – that time of year when children everywhere are getting ready for some sort of standardized testing. They might be taking state mandated tests, or some other nationally normed tests. And in nearly all cases, teachers are taking a break from instruction to prepare students for […]

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CosmiKids India offers Education with Philosophies for Global Citizenship by Bela Kotwani

Historic reference proves India to be the land of inspiration, and aspiration. It is the seat of one of the oldest civilizations known to man. We’ve been fortunate to draw knowledge and education from our vast cultural history. Our culture although self-sufficient, is thirsty for knowledge and is adorned with humility to learn from world […]

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Elemental Support for Harmonious Family Living By Holly Hall

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PREVIEW: The Benefits of a Psychologically Healthy Parent by Carista Luminare

It need not be said that preparing for parenthood is a major life initiation. It is a personal and provocative journey and involves much soul-searching. When embracing a holistic health perspective to preconception health care, your psychological wellness is as important as that of your body and spirit. Standing on the threshold of parenthood, now [...]

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5 Steps to Releasing G.U.I.L.T. by Kacey Hartung

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PREVIEW: Adolescence – The Hero’s Journey by Maggie Dent

This article explores adolescence from a transpersonal place that may defy both logic and intelligence. I have been fascinated by the journeys that have been chosen consciously, or unconsciously, by adolescents and then to see the person they become later in life. Often the individuals who took the risks and were burnt by fire, who [...]

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PREVIEW: Celebrate Your Child’s Uniqueness by Mariaemma Willis

Celebrate the child you have. Don’t be regretful that you didn’t get a different one. Don’t be discouraged because the one you have would be wonderful, if only... Celebrate your child’s skills, accomplishments, and uniqueness. If you don’t celebrate them, neither will he. Infants and toddlers have different temperaments, different skills, and different needs for [...]

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Adolescence: The Hero’s journey by Maggie Dent

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PREVIEW: When Will My Second Baby Get Here and How Do I Cope? by Janet Philbin

Are you ready for your next baby and are you having a hard time conceiving?  I want to talk about secondary infertility, a topic that does not get much space in parenting magazines.  Secondary infertility is defined by Resolve (The National Infertility Organization) as, “The inability to conceive or have a full-term pregnancy after having [...]

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When Will My Second Baby Get Here and How Do I Cope? by Janet Philbin

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Patient Parenting by Joree Rose

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More Lessons from a Preschooler by Dr. Allan Hunter

Eye contact matters. Sometimes running to the store to pick up milk and eggs can be a great adventure. Those shopping carts are really a lot of fun. Table manners are over-rated. So what if a bit of mess happens? Enjoy the food. Naps are good. Anyone who’s cranky probably needs one. If you bounce [...]

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The Benefits of a Psychologically Healthy Parent by Carista Luminare

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Mindful Self-Care for the New Year by Madiha Saeed, MD

A wave is coming. Can you feel its building momentum? Each new year brings with it an upsurge of new intentions, past regrets, and over-extended to-do lists. You have two options on setting the tone for the new year; to be swallowed up whole, struggling for air, not knowing if you will make it out of [...]

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Minding Mary Poppins by Judy Julin

Mary Poppins was the quintessential nanny - task-driven, committed to keeping the kids engaged and fit, and tough as they come. She knew the fundamental importance of getting the kids out of their rooms and into the fresh air, and she always had a batch of mood-shifting songs and tricks to share from deep within [...]

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The Art of Living with Unconditional Happiness by Arayeh Norouzi

1 Live in the present. It is simply impossible to be unhappy in the present moment. Negative feelings are either residues from the memories in the past, or from worries and fears about the future. Since our working memory resources are limited, we cannot possibly be fully attentive to a present-moment experience and think about [...]

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PREVIEW: Intuitive Aromatherapy – The Power of Self Care by Steffany Kaminsky

Happy New Year! I am guessing many of you are feeling run down, a little lost without the large to-do list of holiday shopping and probably a little dehydrated. How many of you decided to take care of yourself in the last month by eating and sleeping well, massage, exercise, Reiki, or even journaling? Were [...]

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