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Conscious Parenting

Our Shocking Lack of Presence

December 18, 2014

When Danish dialogue facilitator and specialist in conflict mediation and reconciliation, Carl Plesner, was talking to a group of fifth graders about wellbeing and conflict mediation in school, he asked one of his routine question a bit differently than usual. The children’s responses shocked him. The session with the kids was based around a dialogue with a set of “need cards” as the basis for their talk. The cards depicted 60 “universal needs” that all humans regardless…

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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…

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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!

Because of this process, I was able to find FORGIVENESS in my soul. Sigrid, you are so real, amazing, caring, kind, and I love how you kick our EGOs to the curb. You fell into my life in such a perfect moment! I was so ready to start a new chapter in my life, and you took me by the hand, opened the door, and shone the light on my path. You are my life line, and it’s nice to know you truly care! I have learned so much from you in these past few months. This knowledge and the ability to ground m…

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