Parenting without power struggles

Couple years ago, I was introduced to Susan Stiffelman’s work via her presentation, “Parenting Conscious Children”.  Then recently, I came across an article she wrote in the Huffington Post, What Is the Best Approach to Discipline. So when her book Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected, was […]

Reforming the Space

Beyond the Rainbow Bridge by Barbara Patterson Reforming the Space When children in a Waldorf kindergarten misbehave, it usually means they have “fallen out of the form” of the moment. How can we recreate the form around them? I have found a number of things that work well. For example, if a child becomes too […]

Slow Family Living

Slow Family Living:  75 Simple Ways to Slow Down, Connect, and Create More Joy by Bernadette Noll. The peace and harmony we want to exist within the world can be created within the family first, by bringing it home and lovingly, consciously, and intentionally slowing life down. 1.  Is this working for us?  At the […]

12 Ways to Prepare for Healthy Pregnancy

I put together a guideline for myself as a reminder of the ways I will be proactive in our pregnancy journey. 1.  Prayer.  With God, all things are possible.  I love this prayer from Marianne Williamson:  Dear God, may I be pregnant with the expression of a new being: someone more magnificent than I have […]

5 ways to increase breastmilk

1.  Drink more water.  After about 3 months, I noticed a decrease in my milk supply.  Prior to that, I was having overproduction issues and was squirting and leaking a lot.   I did a google search on how to increase milk supply and the answer that resonated most with me was to drink more water.  […]

How I stretch my diaper budget

I’m one of those people who use both CLOTH and DISPOSABLE diapers. We use organic cotton disposables when our daughter sleeps and when we are away from home.  They tend to keep her skin drier than the cloth, which get cold quickly when wet.  When we are home, we use cloth. From a financial perspective, […]

9 natural strategies for pregnancy

It took my husband and I nearly 2 years to conceive.  The first year we weren’t really serious, but after about a year and a half into it, I knew deep down I could be improving my health to increase my fertility.  I wasn’t unhealthy and I practiced yoga regularly.  But I also didn’t eat […]