Transitions and Your Child’s Story

~ By Rebecca Thompson Florida in April is usually a glorious time. It is a wonderful time for getting outside and enjoying the weather and it is also, for my son anyway, time to get back into the pool!   I confess that I harbor a small sense of dread when I take him to […]

9 Ways to Overcome Growing Pains

~ By Tangee Veloso-Pueblos “Self love is accepting yourself, as is.  Reach for the stars…but love yourself right where you are.”  ~ Unknown In the last issue, “5 Ways to Create Space and Feel Clutter-Free”, I shared tips on creating more space for yourself emotionally.  This has been the on-going theme for myself for the past month or so.  Finding […]

5 Ways to Create Space and Feel Clutter-Free

~ By Tangee Veloso-Pueblos Sometimes as a busy, conscious mom (and an entrepreneur at that), I tend to get so caught up in the moment that I let other areas in my life stack up (literally, as in paperwork, for instance).  You know, there are some things that people are good at and there are some […]

Needle in a Haystack: Two Solutions to the Problem

~ By Tangee Veloso-Pueblos That was it!  It was the last straw!  I had come to my wit’s end today!  Now, I am normally a patient mama but I think after 3 weeks of being home with my sick son with only a chance to see the outside world 4 times in that duration was all I could handle. […]

Alternative to Punishment #6: Use a Physical Example

~ By Ashley Ryan Children learn well with physical examples instead of always using words.   So if your three year-old is dumping sugar on the table. First, find out what their legitimate need is by asking a question, then offer an alternative with words, AS WELL AS a physical demonstration.   Here’s a real-life […]

A Conversation with Farmer Phil of Sage Mountain Farms

~ By Kali Wnuck As the new intern working with Savraw, it was exciting to get my first assignment. What was even more thrilling, was that the assignment was to travel to one of our most beloved farms, and meet the Farmer first hand. Am I lucky or what? Last week, I got to travel to Hemut, […]

Transitions and Your Child’s Story – Part Two

~ By Rebecca Thompson We’ve all been there. In fact, I was there this morning. It was past time for us to walk out the door to get my older son to school and my youngest was still in his pajamas playing with LEGO’s on the floor. Transitions are not necessarily his forte. Transition times […]

Processing in the Here and Now

~ By Tangee Veloso-Pueblos I felt to write about something very profound that recently happened after an amazing retreat that my husband and I went to in Australia. Oh there were so many insights that had pulled away the blinds from my eyes but there was one particular experience that moved me to share. So […]

Consciously Fostering Cooperation

~ By Rebecca Thompson As parents, we’ve all had those moments. You have somewhere you must be at a particular time. As you stand by the door wearing your shoes, holding your purse and diaper bag, you find your child half naked (again) heading in the opposite direction covered in finger paints.   Thankfully, it […]

Alternative to Punishment #5: Express How You Feel – And Offer an Alternative

~ Ashley Ryan Do you remember the story about when our son was scratching the paint off the wall with a spoon and instead of reacting I applied the 2nd, 3rd and 4th alternative to punishment? I evaluated the situation and asked him a question about what he was doing. He then told me he was taking snow off of […]

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