How Scheduling Morning Self Care Leads to Saner Parenting

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

How A Small Jar Can Lead to Enormous Well Being

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

22 Easy Ways to Create With Your Hands for Powerful Self Care

“…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

20 Reasons Why Making Art Is A Powerful Form of Self Care for Parents

I’ve spoken to parents who have deemed themselves as simply “not creative enough” to explore art. It’s something only their kids do at school under “expert” supervision. As parents we can habitually be more cautious and hesitant when approaching art since by it’s very nature we are invited to go outside the lines. This on top of the fact that in our expert glorifying society, it can be easy to deem it something best done by real artists that have received a degree in it or are paid for it. … More 20 Reasons Why Making Art Is A Powerful Form of Self Care for Parents

How Your Child Being Bored is Great for Building Self Care Skills

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