• Parenting

    5 Tips for Raising Respectful Confident Kids

    If you could meet your child as an adult what kind of qualities would you like to see in him/her? I love this question. It gets you thinking about your role as a parent and helps you identify what values you want to instill in your child.   1.) Model Respect. This starts with you, the parent. Your kids may…

  • 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…

  • Family
    Parenting

    Adventures at Kumon

    This week has been filled with so many teachable moments that I wasn’t sure where to start. So, I decided to share one of the highlights from our rainy Thursday afternoon. My 6 year old daughter loves to read. She has been asking about a reading center in town where she can get extra support. She REALLY wants to read…

  • Parenting

    Why Your ‘WHY?’ matters

    “Why do I have to put the dishes in the dishwasher?” “Why do I have to take a bath?” “Why do I have to be home at curfew?” The list goes on and on… If you have a child, you get it. Your child is constantly asking you “Why?” as they navigate and figure out the world around them. Now,…

  • Kids
    Parenting

    The Greatest Tool You Can Give Your Child…

    The year was 1995. Time magazine published the October issue with the following question on the cover, “What’s Your EQ?” So…what is EQ and why are we talking about it decades later? EQ is the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions and hold awareness and understanding for the emotions of others. EQ or emotional intelligence is the seed of all…

  • Book
    Parenting

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas

    WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS Hanukkah is over and Christmas is only 3 days away. As you gather with family and friends this season, I would like to wish you and yours a joyous Christmas filled with love and laughter. It has been an honor to serve and meet so many new families this year. There truly is a shift happening…

  • heart
    Parenting

    Keep your holidays stress-free

    Last month kicked off the season of gratitude here in America with Thanksgiving. If you celebrated, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful time with family and friends. I love all the delicious food, family and festivities however sometimes all the extra activities can add to the stress. Now that we are into December the momentum and stress of holiday season…

  • Parenting

    The Value of an Adventure

    So, I’ve been thinking about this lately, really, “What does the value of an Adventure mean to me?” I recently watched an interview with Chris Guillebeau regarding his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose To Your Life. From the interview I really felt compelled to explore this concept. And explore it with my…