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You Are Already Perfect Mom…

November 19, 2014

We, moms today, seem to be in a constant state of polishing this thing called motherhood until it gleams. We are so busy and concerned about everything related to motherhood, our houses, ourselves, our partners, our activities and our children and their activities to LOOK a certain way in order to fulfill a certain need, desire, feeling in us. But wait…that sounds a bit selfish. I mean, none of us start out as a mom, looking to fulfill our own…

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“All I Want is My Children To Be Happy”

October 13, 2014

I implore you not to give up on your children's happiness just because it is hard, just because you don't know how to do this exactly! Giving up on actively influencing your children's happiness is, for all intensive purposes, giving up on doing the same for yourself. Happiness is a habit that can be learned!…

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5 Ways Every Day Can Be Mother’s Day!

May 11, 2014

Today is Mother’s Day in the US and several other countries including Canada and India. As a mother myself, I am all for a day focused on pampering us moms! We work hard and we sure deserve it! It is a chance for families to really show mom how much they care, and yet does the fact that we have a day on the significance of mothers, not, in a way, imply that for all of the rest of the days of the…

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Learning To Empower Your Children!

March 4, 2013

As a follower of TJM, you know from my work how much I believe how living a joyful life is an inside job. Being a good parent is also an inside job! You can read a gazilion books about what to do “right” at every stage of your child’s life, but if you are not actively working on YOU – learning the “inside skills” that make you more joyful and content with your life, you are missing out on enjoying…

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2013 Intentions For Connection With My Children

December 31, 2012

The end of the year is upon us. I love this time of year. It is a chance to stop and recalibrate, redesign our life’s direction and if we are conscious enough about it, can set the stage for a new chapter, a new start, opportunity, possibility and hope. I like to set intentions instead of resolutions for myself because resolutions tend to be mostly set in the negative.  We tell ourselves what we WON’T do, eat  or say, and…

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Why Parenting Isn’t as Tough as You Think It Is

November 1, 2012

A guest post by Carol Tuttle from The Child Whisperer Once you let go of this myth, parenting gets easier… The myth? Parenting has to be difficult. Yes, you have tremendous responsibility. And yes, parenting is no small task. But it doesn’t have to hurt. You can end the day feeling energized, rather than drained. Daily parenting experiences can feel simple and joyful. It’s all in what you choose to create. What you focus on expands. You are the creator…

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My 3 Steps for Conscious Motherhood

August 13, 2012

I believe life is about expansion, about growth and committing to consistently becoming more of who we really are, on our own terms. Not about becoming more of who we think we ought to be or who we think people or society expects us to be, but who we really are. If you are reading this and follow my work, you are most likely cut from the same cloth. We all want to be better, to live the best versions…

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What would you say to the YOU before kids?

May 21, 2012

So I asked my lovely fans the other day (did I tell you lately that I have the most lovely, gorgeous fans on all of Facebook? No? Well, I do!) I asked them if they could sit down and talk with your pre-mama self, the YOU before they had kids, what kind of advice would they give this newbie mom? I went on to ask; “What do you know now that you wished you had known then?” And I challenged…

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A Room of Her Own

May 16, 2012

by Mary Nelligan from A Teachable Mom Like many parents I want my children to grow up feeling empowered in the world, trusting their value and celebrating the gifts they offer as their own unique selves. And I want to feel close to my kids, to be connected to them, to shower them with the incredible amount of love I have for them in my heart. Yet, I often find myself parenting my daughters in ways that don’t lead to…

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Let No Tank Go Unfilled!

April 30, 2012

A guest post by Jay Morgan from Conscious Parenting Positive comments generate positive feelings in our children while negative comments generate negative feelings. It’s just about that simple. And one of the most positive feelings we can generate in our children is the feeling of love. When my daughter Hannah was born, someone gave my wife and I the book, How to Really Love Your Child  by Ross Campbell. At first, I was mildly put off by the title, so I didn’t…

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