Episode 2: How to start your parenting day with peace and purpose

Episode 2:  How to start your parenting day with peace and purpose

Feeling like you are running on empty by the end of the day? Feel like you start the day with stress and chaos? Well, a few small tweaks and my start your day FREE journal page are all you need to set your self up for success. I love answering parenting questions and I think this one from a workshop I did will resonate with lots of parents today. Do these things and watch your stress decrease and your parent power increase. When we win as parents our kids win too! Happy listening! When we run the day, instead of the day running us, we create meaningful purpose that wires our brains for happiness and success.

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Intro Episode 1: What is The Rooted Family?

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 am why I am on a mission to turn around today’s statistics for our kids and families.  I This is a grass roots, grow roots movement.  Thanks for joining!

9 AWESOME, THOUGHTFUL GIFTS TEACHERS WILL LOVE!

9 AWESOME, THOUGHTFUL GIFTS TEACHERS WILL LOVE!

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!

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The Very Busy Spider Wasn’t Busy At All

The Very Busy Spider Wasn’t Busy At All

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…

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Getting A Grip and Pumping The Breaks Step 1: Down The Lane Game

Getting A Grip and Pumping The Breaks Step 1:  Down The Lane Game

Look at your life from the end game perspective.  Close your eyes and picture yourself years from now, your children are grown up.  What are you doing? What are you kids doing? Do your kids have kids? How do you feel?  How do you want to feel? What are you doing with your life at this stage that you enjoy? Get a really vivid picture, think about holidays and vacations and day to day living.  What are you doing?

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We Need To Stop Telling Our Kids To Be Nice

We Need To Stop Telling Our Kids To Be Nice

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…

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Oprah just gets this....

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!