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Talk To Me Tomorrow

Today I didn’t mom so well. I felt guilty about half a million things left undone, and agonized over the things I didn’t do for my kids. My daughter’s extracurricular activities have ramped up lately. I’ve had to be the pilot getting her to every activity on time, dressed up, and prepped to go, somewhere […]

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In Her Own Time

My daughter has a tendency to use me as a human shield between her and other people when she has to interact with adults. She’ll stand plastered to me, arm rigidly locked around mine, her face half-hidden behind my sleeve as she tries smilingly to answer any bit of chit-chat thrown her way. If you’ve […]

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And God Created Mom-Friends

In this season of being thankful for all the blessings in our lives, I am most grateful for my tribe of mom-friends. These are the women of the “It takes a village ilk,” who live and breathe the mantra down to their very cells. Mom-friends know what it’s like. They have mommy-instincts and a radar […]

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Keep Them Young…At Least For a Minute

When my son was in kindergarten at a local Catholic school, a reading teacher of his stopped me in the hallways to let me know that she thought that I ought to let him watch “older kid shows” on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon, instead of letting him watch The Backyardigans or Power Rangers, as […]

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anxious child

Pressure and the Anxious Child: A General Guide for Emotional Support

Enter the mind of an anxious child, and you step into a storm. Thoughts are a constant swirl that instantaneously run through a thousand catastrophic scenarios as they rapidly assess situations and determine their safety level, at the same time gauging an internal barometer for available energy and the motivation to deal with those selfsame situations. And […]

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mindful meditation with children is not an oxymoron

Mindful Meditation with Children is Not an Oxymoron

In November 2016, CNN, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, Upworthy, and a smattering of local news outlets reported on the success of an urban school in West Baltimore called Robert W. Coleman Elementary that had been piloting a program replacing detention with meditation practices in specially designated “Mindful Moment” calming rooms. In collaboration with trained adult […]

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