• Heart made of Rope
    Connection Parenting,  Parenting

    English Muffin Meltdown {Story}

    How a few simple shifts changed behavior We all know that kids can have meltdowns when things don’t go their way. This morning was yet another one of those days. The kids were out of school and I had just started to make breakfast when my daughter came into the kitchen. She immediately saw what I was making and before I could even turn around she screamed in horror. “I HATE English Muffins!” Wow. Really? Who hates English muffins. only.my.daughter. Immediately after screaming she ran to the pantry and grabbed a box of cereal. Just then my husband walked in and said, “We just had English muffins and now you don’t…

  • Connection Parenting,  Parenting

    Why My Parenting Style Was NOT Working

    Years ago, I was deep in the struggles of parenting a defiant, actively independent, boundary pushing toddler. The days were endless and I could barely scrape up enough patience to get myself out the door in the morning with children in tow. If you’ve been there, you get it. If you haven’t, use your imagination. It was the holiday season and I was feeling anything but joyful. I actually felt pretty hopeless. Maybe it was the endless nights awake with my daughter or perhaps the daily episodes of tantrums and hitting when it came to brushing her teeth. All I knew was that something had to change. Not only with my kids but also in my life. I wanted…

  • Connection Parenting,  empowered converstations,  Parenting,  raising respectful children

    The Lesson in Aisle 5…

    Parenting is hard. Why doesn’t anyone call it for it is? Last week I was walking through the grocery with my 6 and 8 year old when a teachable moment presented itself in a not so shiny wrapper. The kids and I were headed down the frozen food section and immediately they took off for the open freezers. My daughter starts squealing with excitement about the cold ice crystals she’s scraping off the metal vents in the freezer. Living in Florida we rarely get opportunities to scrape ice off of anything. “Icees,” she shouts with excitement. They both continue scraping off little ice pieces while dodging customers. Here we go. It’s the simple things, right? I…

  • Connection Parenting,  Parenting

    Why WAIT for this…

    Kerri is a mother of two beautiful children. She is a fun loving mom who cares deeply about her family and raising children who are strong, confident and caring. She takes great pride in the health of her family and buys only organic produce and mostly non-processed foods. Both of the children see a holistic pediatrician for wellness and attend weekly yoga classes. She is very active on the school PTO and in school activities. She is truly a conscious parent when it comes to the physical well-being of her children. She came to me because her children were having some behavior issues and she was seeking conscious parenting tools…