Domestic Violence During The Holidays
Dec16

Domestic Violence During The Holidays

Some say the holidays are the best time of year. All of the gift giving, socializing with friends and family, the foods, the festivities, seeing our children’s eyes light up in joy, the decorating, our own expectations… it all brings an air of mystery and fun. Of course along with this comes all of the pressures for everything to be just right – financial pressure, getting the right gift pressure, serving the right foods and...

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8 Holiday Gifts For The Conscious Mom 2019
Dec05

8 Holiday Gifts For The Conscious Mom 2019

Gift giving is one of my favorite things to do. I love thinking about the person and coming up with something that would make them smile. Choosing just the right gift for mom is a very important part of the holidays. You know what your mom likes the best, but just in case you need a little guidance – here are some fantastic ideas I know you can customize to make perfect for her! 8 Holiday Gifts For The Conscious Mom 2019 A Vacation!...

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5 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter
Dec02

5 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter

The winter season is here and as always kicks off in lots of excitement with the holidays. It is a long season in which colds, flus, stomach and throat viruses all seem to flourish. I’ve spent many winters on both US coasts at this point and I can tell you from North to South, East to West, winter brings a chill, crazy weather patterns and that icky feeling at some point to almost everyone! No one can escape it. Many of us fall off...

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Conscious Living: 6 Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holidays
Nov12

Conscious Living: 6 Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holidays

Worried about packing on the pounds this holiday season? I always used to be! All of the events and parties with the delicious party foods and desserts… oh my.  And the dinners…, just the thoughts have my mouth watering! I used to put lots of weight on during the holidays. Until I became more conscious. My body is my temple, I need to treat it right. But that doesn’t mean I can’t splurge here and there, it just means I need to...

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5 Ways To Stay Organized & Ahead This Holiday Season
Nov04

5 Ways To Stay Organized & Ahead This Holiday Season

The holidays always seem to quickly creep up on us, don’t they?! As much as I love them and look forward to them, I could do without all of the stress that comes with them. From planning to entertaining to gift buying to gift giving to travel planning to coordinating schedules, it can all be completely overwhelming. So I am constantly on the lookout for great conscious hacks that will de-stress and still dazzle my holiday season. It...

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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
Oct21

The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

No matter how well domestic violence survivors think we are hiding it, we are not. Whether the domestic violence is physical or emotional, guaranteed, your kids know something is not right. I thought I was hiding it. I thought I was doing the right thing and a good job keeping it to myself too. I now know it’s not true. When we stepped Out of the Darkness, I took each child aside alone and told them the one thing I was the most scared...

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Conscious Parenting: 6 Ways To Talk To Your Children About Domestic Violence
Oct15

Conscious Parenting: 6 Ways To Talk To Your Children About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, violence in the home, is one of those topics that no one really wants to have to talk about. It brings out so many raw emotions – anger, fear, frustration, love, shame, sadness, hope – to name a few, that even when it is brought up, it is a challenge to know what to say and how, especially to children. If your child has witnessed abuse, or perhaps has a friend who has confided in them and is confused, then...

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7 Conscious Hacks For Creating A Successful Homework Routine
Sep16

7 Conscious Hacks For Creating A Successful Homework Routine

I never use the ‘H’ word in our home… The ‘h’ word is reserved for one thing and one thing only – to express how much I HATE homework!!! I hate it, hate it, hate it! For so many reasons… but we won’t talk about that today. Because no matter how much I don’t like it, homework is a part of my children’s grades and must be completed. So it is an important part of my mom job to make sure my children not only complete it, but learn...

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Conscious Parenting: 6 Easy Ways To Get Your Kids To Love School This Year
Sep09

Conscious Parenting: 6 Easy Ways To Get Your Kids To Love School This Year

The kids have been back to school for a couple of weeks now and are settling in nicely. The excitement of the new year has worn off, summer is quickly becoming a distant memory and another 8-9 months of school is stretching out before us… Why Is It Important To Get Your Kids To Love School This Year? Every year around this time I think about ways to keep my kids excited about going to school, about learning and growing. Having a...

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7 Reasons To Take Your Child To The Gym Today
Sep06

7 Reasons To Take Your Child To The Gym Today

Roughly 1/5 of the children ages 2-17 in the USA today are obese or well on their way. Fewer then 25% of these kids are getting the recommended by the AMA amount (which is so low) of 60 minutes per day of physical activity. We all know this. Just as we all know there are many, many factors. Like the quality of our food, not being aware of what chemicals are doing to us –the nasty toxins, our water quality, being overworked just to put...

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