Power Struggles— 5 tips (explained) to avoid them. One of my most valuable parenting tools is a PDF worksheet I came across years ago, by Jane Nelson. For those of you who don’t know about Dr. Jane Nelsen, she is one of the founding authors of the Positive Discipline books that are based on research from the 1920’s that…

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I received this note in my email this week and right away I sent a note to Susan, the founder of Mother Trees, asking if I could share it on my blog. Susan was willing to let me share it with you here and I hope you find this gentle reminder helpful for your days.…

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I am a mess. Not is a debilitating way, but messy. All parts of my life are just not put together the way some people I know compulsively keep things in order. I have always wondered how they do it. Judged myself on why I can’t seem to keep it all together.  The not being…

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1.The postpartum period is not a set amount of time. It can take months or years for a family to feel the transition is complete. Deepening question: Given all you know about you and your partner what expectations do you have for the postpartum period? 2. You need to be a mind reader. Okay, not…

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Dear Overwhelmed Parents, If you are reading this you are likely overwhelmed and tired or will be soon. The combination of feeling overworked and under-rested is like a monster breathing down your neck. That pressure makes life harder and is one of the key reasons parents argue. You and your partner are both feeling stress…

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4 ways to boost pleasure

1 Smell something yummy. Vanilla, cinnamon, flowers, grass, soap… 2 Next time you wash your hands, linger a moment to enjoy the warm water. 3 Feel something soft. 4 Close your eyes and count to ten.

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