Category Archives: parent

The Most Important Trait For Working Parents To Cultivate In Their Kids

We posted this article on our social media. And with the power of synchronicity, this is what I have been meditating on for the last week – #resilience.  I think that with eh amount of #stress I keep hearing kids are having at such a young age, this may be one that they need to put in practice, along with their parents.

How important is resilience? It could have long-term health implications. A study published in the February 1, 2016, issue of Heart found that young men with low-stress resilience scores were 40% more likely to develop high blood pressure later in life. Read more here!

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#40lifeafterbirth

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Giving up #Worry

The dialog around what the outcomes are from worry, whether it’s a constant fixture in your life or one that comes like a wave and then goes – but returns; worry can be hard to shake and cause turmoil in one’s life.

I realized that before the age of 40 and a little one, I don’t remember this being something that I dealt with. Even being an entrepreneur, I would sometimes face the conflict around finances but not loosing sleep or pivoting into worrying about minor things that become major.  But not putting this on parenting at all, but thyself.  After getting use to worry for my child, I think worry tried to become comfortable in my house…something I didn’t realize or recognize until last week. And that was the best medicine for it, recognition. Why? I was able to acknowledge it and change my thinking. Now, I am changing my thinking – a level of reprogramming that I physically feel. NOW, for me, worry has no place here…work in progress. #40lifeafterbirth

British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as “a mind in the grip of vicious circles.”

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Is is just me? But how can schools only give 20 minutes to talk about 8 weeks worth of work for a child. Fortunately we have a log that comes home daily and we meet with the teachers every 6 weeks on my sons academics; but that’s because I have been in education for 20 years and I see and know things. But 20 minutes gives no time and so many parents complain about this – feeling rushed and a little lost on what they are learning.

What parents forget and some schools hope you do, is your are their client/consumer, without you they couldn’t exist. So when you need to know what’s going on don’t wait or even just to check in – schedule time. Teachers have a lot on their plate but it’s the nature of being a good educator. THIS IS WHY THEY DO NEED MORE MONEY!!!

I have truly learned that being a parent is the hardest job I will ever have! But it continues to be the MOST priceless one.

Enjoy.

An Advocate for Children: Kid President

I became an advocate for children when I was 19 years old and have bounced in and out of education throughout my professional years. So…this didn’t just happen upon having my son. But the state of education for children has had such a down turn that it makes me frustrated and sad. So when a friend sent this to me – it was synchronicity for a recent project I created (I’ll reveal it soon).

Watch as this young boy speaks truth.

PS – Thanks to Soul Pancake for this campaign!

I’m Back!!!

It’s been so long since I have written! What a bang 2013 ended on. Getting a new degree, battling with my sons school to give him the proper education to just aging. Love this thing called LIFE!

I really look to hear from moms who are thinking about, have or still are homeschooling their children and running a business. How is it working for you? I have meet with other parents, read all the books, starting preparing the curriculum…but it’s the community that I want to know is out there.  Please let me know your experience.

What I am learning about 40LifeAfterBirth is that the biggest transition seems to come around the age of 43 and balances out a 44. It’s mixed with a new outlook on life, yet, an uncertainty about what is next. Not because you have fear but I know I want to make the next level filled with nothing but joy and less of stress. But what does this next phase look like. It seems growth happens every two months, which is the same for my 4 year old.

In the meantime, I have the most balance between my mind and my body on not letting one dictate the other but work together to keep me moving in the right direction.

Until the next time!

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Potty Training A Boy…Ugh!

This has been the most trying time of parenting.  My son is so intelligent and comprehension level through the roof! But to go to the bathroom…No, mommy! I had to sit with myself, let go of my ego and expectation of him to let it happen in his time. We are better than before but still not there. However, no longer do I or his father stress about it; just our saying…he’ll get there.

Apparently I’m not alone, as other boy mother’s say the same…

Advice is always welcome!!!

Meditation – What A Stress Reliever!

I tried this during my pregnancy, after 10 years of the practice and just could not do it for long on my own. But as I spent the this past Thu. in guided meditation, it became clear that it would have been better served if I had done it with a teacher. Why? There was a women who sat next to me who said all her fears, especially self-doubt, had come up more. She began to cry…as I offered one piece of advice to her – Let Go! It made me realize how much this would have been helpful to me and can be for others.Image