Once our kids wake up … we can move on with our day and whatever it brings feeling that satisfaction that we began the day building ourselves up and as a result all who cross our path will be all the better for it. … More How Scheduling Morning Self Care Leads to Saner Parenting
A meaningful end of summer ritual can cue our heart, mind and body that things have changed and help us reflect on where we stand with it all. Ritual can pivot our experience from being one of a dreaded upheaval of chaos that takes weeks to adjust to, to that of a welcomed change of pace that we gladly ride…Taking the time to relish what beautiful experiences summer provided us and reflect on what we learned from the not so beautiful experiences, allows us to enter the next phase of the year with more presence of mind. … More 7 End of Summer Rituals To Ease The Transition
Another idea that can set parents back in their self care is that of it needing to take place away from home for it to count such as through an exercise session at a gym, social time at a restaurant/bar, treatments at a spa or being up to our eyebrows with fun and relaxation when away at a thoroughly planned and much anticipated vacation. Both approaches lean towards a perfectionist view and result in parents not even bothering with treating themselves unless it fits those standards. These beliefs further deprive parents of seeing the abundance that can be done with the pockets of time being offered in their lives right now. … More How A Small Jar Can Lead to Enormous Well Being
I had so much fun making this it felt like a self care treat just putting it together!
This is a great and inexpensive DIY to make for ourselves or a friend, especially those that are new parents. For those of you that are not parents but are needing a fun way to bring variety into your self care, why not play self care roulette with yourself and try out a new idea every day during your allotted self care time? … More How to Make Impromptu Self Care Doable and Fun
“…we as a society have distanced ourselves from the rich process of creating, leaving us hungry for that nameless “thing” that drives us to buy and consume endless varieties of stimulation. When really, if we leaned in towards making this magical suspension of time a regular part of our lives by actively creating things, or at the least fixing or creatively improving what we already have, we’d be more satisfied and need less.” … More 22 Easy Ways to Create With Your Hands for Powerful Self Care
In today’s growing knowledge-based economy, creativity, innovation and comprehensive problem solving skills are increasingly needed not just to stay competitive, but employable. Waiting for the adults around you to micromanage your every step to make sure you “Do it right” doesn’t work in the working world. Being self led, resourceful and a fast learner is what’s in demand. The less employers have to instruct and check on you, the more valuable you are. Here is an article in Forbes that outlines the relationship between our schools system mis-preparation and the steady decline of startups in the US. … More How Your Child Being Bored is Great for Building Self Care Skills
Trips to fun places is one of the highlights of summer. That said the packing and preparing, the driving through traffic, the lines, the navigating through packed public spaces, the unpacking when you get home can all be exhausting. Having too many traveling days strung together can overtax you pretty quickly, especially if you’re a sensitive mom like myself. Intentionally spacing out those outside trip days with rest days creates the time to unwind, recharge, connect and process the fun that was had. … More 5 Summer Self Care Tips for Parents That Are Complete Game Changers