The Toxic Avenger

Important: Everything in this post assumes that you are in a safe place and that you are not being physical or emotionally threatened or abused. If you are in an immediately dangerous situation, please call emergency services. If you are in an abusive situation that is not immediate, please get help. Some resources: Abuse Help…

Spank Out Day 2012 Carnival: Call for Submissions

Compassion and empathy with children is the same compassion and empathy for the children grown. And there can be the story of mankind. ~me Monday, April 30th is Spank Out Day, a day to raises awareness about corporal punishment and non-violent ways to raise children. I am inviting anyone who feels inspired to promote non-violent…

Mindful Meditations

Welcome to the March Mindful Mama Carnival: Mindful Mama Challenge This post was written for inclusion in the Mindful Mama Carnival hosted by Becoming Crunchy and TouchstoneZ. This month our participants have challenges they’ve set for themselves toward becoming more mindful. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other…

A Little Light Conversation

  Welcome to the February 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Respectful Interactions With Other Parents This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have focused on how we can communicate with other parents compassionately. *** When I was…

Mindful Parenting: Personal Mission Statement

Erin from It’s Ok and Alicia from McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts have created a Mindful Parenting Collaboration. Every week for the next 40 weeks, they will be exploring a topic from the original Mindful Parenting Challenge from The Parenting Passageway. They have asked anyone who is interested to join them in them in the activities. This…

Making Compassion my Hoe

Saturday morning I went to a family yoga class with my three boys. While I was helping my sons out of the car, I saw another mom also unloading her children. Her six-year-old daughter was wearing high-heeled shoes. I judged that mother wrong. On our way inside, my 3-year-old dropped his mat. It unrolled across…

Transforming Reactions into Responses

While I am away from my blog, I am honored to showcase a group of talented writers who have stepped forward with their unique voices in support. Every guest writer who is featured here is one that I strongly suggest you follow. Today, I am please to share with you this guest post from Melissa…