The first podcast! Hooray. Join me as a I give some background into how The Rooted Family came to be and getting sad, mad, really angry and embracing mindfulness spurred me into starting The Rooted Family and why I am on a mission to turn around today’s statistics for our kids and families. This is a grass roots, grow roots movement. Thanks for joining!Read More
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Every holiday season, I start getting the one big question.
No, not is the the man with bag real, but WHAT IS A GOOD GIFT THAT TEACHERS REALLY WANT?
I have been told that helping parents come up with teacher gifts is one of my superpowers (because I, like Johnny Cash, walk the line since I am both teacher and parent) and as I noticed the questions coming in this holiday season, I decided to take a break from the usual blog post to give you a list of my faves. I know parents want to give teacher gifts that they will love and actually use so put down that mug (we love you, but no more mugs) and get reading!Read More
Yes, there is a way to do it...trust me. As a teacher and a parent, parent-teacher conferences can be fruitful and yield an amazing opportunity to acquire information about your child’s education OR they can be a waste of time. It’s really a question of how you handle it.Read More
Kelly McElwain is a powerhouse of personality, grace, and kindness. She is very goal-driven and her method works! It has helped her create her own business, rock and win fitness competitions, raise a kind boy, and maintain a humble, sane, aligned sense of self. Her goals are dreams she has made a reality and I am honored to call her my friend.Read More
Are you a Very Busy Spider or a Very Focused Spider?
I believe that poor spider got mislabeled. Her web was on point...and she got it done in her time frame. She was a productive, focused spider...not a Very Busy Spider.
I love Eric Carle, but I am kindly asking for a re-write.
I mean, come on…Read More
Let’s get started with how the meal plan works so we can get you on your way to simplified living. Let’s focus on the things we love. With a little planning, we can have so much more time to enjoy the lives we are meant to lead.Read More
I know what you are thinking, aren’t you the one who talks about how kindness wires our kids brains for success and you don’t want us to teach them to be nice?
You got it, and I’ll tell you why…Read More
I was constantly cleaning up a mess my 2-year-old had made, attempting to cook some complicated meal, doing piles of laundry, planning workouts and ways to get back to my pre-baby weight and worrying about how I was going to keep it all together when I went back to work in just four short weeks.Read More
A special blog dedicated to helping families branch into financial freedom. How do us normal folks accomplish this with kids, braces, mortgages, college loans, car payments. The first step is to get rooted.Read More
I was blown away...but not surprised that Oprah is helping us lead the charge in brain-based research tools helping to teach children and families how to become healthy, happy and find purpose. Rooting our children in mindfulness, strengthening their "brain muscles" with values and healthy exercise and eating are key to raising happy, resilient children who believe in themselves and know their worth. Hope you can tune in for her full interview!