A dollar or two here. A dollar or two there. Kids tend to accumlate small amounts of cash from many sources: allowances, gifts on special occasions, grandparents, small jobs done outside the purview of chores, and more. My kid tends to have me put a lot of the money he is given or earns into […]
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We are so excited to share an upcoming event at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. This will be a night full of information, community and FUN for new and expecting moms. Full event details below – hope you can join us for this special event! Brava Night Out With SSM Health and Madison […]
Have you ever wanted to learn how to facilitate love of reading and deepen knowledge of text but don’t know how? Have a hard time engaging your kid in meaningful connection through reading? Just don’t know how to do a parent/kid book read? Want to increase the kindness in your home and heart? Want to share ideas of kindness and books with other parents and kids?
In our three-week book course, we will:
read the book, The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo https://www.katedicamillo.com/books/edward.html
discuss the transformation of Edward and how kindness, love and emotional self-awareness transform Edward
make text to text, text to self, and text to world connections
have discussions and dialogue that are launched from the literature
create kindness projects that translate to home
teach kids and parents how kindness works in our brains and bodies
create a space to have meaningful parent/child connection with books and each other, a peaceful place to slow down and really make social/emotional connections that matter
Register at www.therootedfamily.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
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It’s 3am. I can feel Kennedy’s little feet curling under my back. Even with my eyes closed, I can tell that I am no longer sleeping in the same position I was when I went to bed. I’ve once again managed to contort in a fashion I could never obtain in yoga class, but somehow […]
Times they are a-changin’ in my life: College-age daughter has her own apartment, oldest son is graduating from high school next month, and the youngest is taking driver’s education. The other day I was thinking how the house was quiet. Part of me breathed a sigh of relief and relished the calm. But then I […]
Are you one of thousands of moms at a crossroads in your career and home life? The decision to stay at home is a tricky one. The weight of finances, career goals, and childcare can dictate the basis of your decision. But if scales tip towards you staying home, you might be like me and […]
“How do you get up early to meditate when you have four kids?” an acquaintance asked recently. “I get up early to meditate because I have four kids,” I responded. Most mornings my alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m. I argue with myself for several minutes, before I usually succeed in avoiding the lure of the snooze […]
You guys, I should have been more prepared this time. I feel like I am in a brand new world filled with danger at every turn. I feel like I am walking with wide-eyed fear around every corner of our house, waiting for that scary masked dude to jump out and grab me. What’s even […]
Melting snow and glimpses of warmer weather — hooray! — especially for young parents starting to think about summer (I mean, living in cold, cold weather – we gotta have something to look forward to when we haven’t seen the sun for weeks). I can remember being overwhelmed when my children were in elementary school […]
Let’s talk about one of the weirdest universal truths of parenthood: kid math. I am not talking about some new addition strategy your elementary schooler has to teach you so you can help them with their homework. Although, believe me, I have been there. It’s actually kind of amazing to have your nine-year-old open their […]
My son has slept in his own toddler-sized bed the last two nights. This might not seem like such a monumental achievement. After all, he is nearly five years old. It’s a bit absurd he was still snuggled up with his parents every night anyway. Baby gates in the doorway We haven’t always been such […]
Musings and encouragement (some humorous, some painfully true) from a mom who has survived 3 teenagers simultaneously the past 3 years (and hoping I didn’t totally screw them up — fingers crossed!) A is for asking open-ended questions (you gotta try to get them to talk) B is for beating yourself up (cuz ya’ will, […]