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3 Fun Yoga Games for Kids

3 Fun Yoga Games for Kids

It’s winter and in the midwest the cold has been brutal.  I’m sure there’s a cabin fever epidemic brewing.  On these cold wintry days, yoga can be just the thing for fun at home, or wherever you’re staying warm.  Here are three tried and true games that I use during kids yoga that also work […]

3 Calming Breath Practices for Kids

3 Calming Breath Practices for Kids

Life happens.  And for kids that can include scraped knees, sugar rushes, unbridled excitement, and scary situations.  These things happen, sometimes they are weathered well and sometimes things seem to downward spiral, leaving everyone feeling unsettled, and out of sorts. One of the best benefits of yoga for kids (and their parents) are self-regulation and […]

Mother of the Year

Mother of the Year

Recently, a friend of mine posted a confession on her Facebook page.  Basically, she had a pretty rough week, one of the kids wanted donuts and fried chicken for dinner, so she sent her husband to pick them up at the grocery store.  Happy kids, immediate problem solved.  When I read it, I chuckled and […]

Living Legacy

Living Legacy

It’s that time of the year when we remember those who have passed or gone before us.  With Halloween yesterday, el Dia de los Muertos and All Saints Day it’s a time to stop and reflect.  While we remember that those loved ones have died or are gone, that’s not really the significance.  We remember […]

No Tradesies, No Bagsies

No Tradesies, No Bagsies

It all started with refillable water bottles. Several years ago, the kids and I made a commitment to try to reduce our waste. We started with refillable water bottles. One summer, I bought each a really fun, colorful container and we got into the habit of filling them up before we left the house. By […]

My Babies Were Born at Home in Nebraska

My Babies Were Born at Home in Nebraska

I am a mom who has had three babies at home in Nebraska. This may not seem like a big deal where you live, but Nebraska is one of only 2 states in which nurse midwives nor any other health professionals are licensed to attend home births. It’s a bit antiquated and there is a […]

Raw Asian Lettuce Wraps

Raw Asian Lettuce Wraps

These yummy lettuce are a crowd pleaser. I originally made them for a Labor Day get together. My mom, who is a raw food activist, was there and I wanted to make sure there was something for her on the buffet full of burgers and cookies. The wraps are easy to make. The filling can […]