Bliss Bubble ~ Time to Create Your Own?!

This morning Nathaniel pitter-pattered into our room, “Liam, not being nice Mommy.  He made me feel bad.  I don’t want to play his game, so he ran away and now he’s hiding.  I feel so sad Mommy.” “Oh sweetheart, you don’t have to let how Liam is feeling hurt you.  You can just let him […]

I SEE You ~ 10 Centering Tips to Bring You Home

“We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the secret sits in the middle and knows.” Robert Frost If we look within, really look within, we all know we want to live Centered lives, lives in which we respond versus react, think before we speak, measure the outcome before we march.  Sometimes we are […]

Wear Sunscreen ~ 6 mins 37secs of Meanderings to Live By

If you haven’t seen this, you MUST.  If you have seen this, and you have clicked on here for some unknown, yet serendipitous reason, it is CLEARLY time for you to SEE IT AGAIN. 6 minutes and 37 seconds to remind you of what is essential and what is not, what will empower you and […]

Attack of the Snow Monkeys

I walked unwittingly along, breathing in the brisk of day, feeling the sun strain to tingle my skin despite the chill.  We were strolling through the neighborhood en route to our brunch date.  As a LifeSchooling family, this is known as, Class Trip.  Lil Nate, 4, toted the Cars backpack, loaded to the hilt with […]

Brain Candy = Games

Let’s face it… we can SAY we play games for the kids, but don’t tell me when it comes b-day or Christmas pressie unwrapping time, that when you see a cool new, or fond fave, game emerge, you don’t get a tingle of joy yerself?!!  hee hee For homeschoolers, lifeschoolers, mentors, kiddies, seniors and every […]

Tapping Our JOY Shadow

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha I began the hunt for perfect Christmas gems today, and in scanning the shelves for books that ignite imagination I discovered a Pop-Up Facts book for kiddies.  The line that […]

Free Range Tips 4 The Paranoid Parent :)

Okay, so let me be fair, we are NOT paranoid, but rather fond of our little gaffers and not quite ready to let ’em fly solo in the midst of traffic and mayhem and what may come, and so we eeeeeease into Free Range Parenting with verve, and yet with a ‘healthy’ dose of caution. […]

Let Our Lil Gurus Wield Knives n’ Drive Cars?

“Children can only learn to take responsibility when given a chance to assess and mitigate risk for themselves.” Gever Tulley of the Tinkering School and Bright Works: An Extraordinary School makes the case for Dangerous Acts to ignite interest, spark understanding and fuel a child’s pure and passionate desire to learn. Our world has become […]

Egad My Kid’s A Guru

And Your’s is Too 🙂 “In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way. ” Michael Jackson We all have those moments when we are simply stunned by the logic and wisdom that slips from the […]

Kids Say the Koolest Things About Health

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi We know this.  We all WANT this.  But do we live it?  Dave Matthews’ fabulous new album, Away From the World, and the song “Gaucho” speaks to this desire we have to change the health, the state of the […]