BIRTHDAY TRADITION TO TEACH KIDS KINDNESS

April 2nd, 2019 | no comments

“Mama you don’t smile very much.” My first knee-jerk reaction was of course I smile Ayu. “But you look sad.” I paused and got present for a moment. There I was stuck in my mind worried about my book proposal. I honestly wasn’t angry or…

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT CALM DOWN CORNER

March 4th, 2019 | no comments

When I was preggo with Ayaan, hubby and I had a serious talk about getting on the same page about discipline.  We agreed time-outs, spanking and shouting were out of the question. We have been able to hold our ground with no time-outs and spanking…

ENCOURAGING AND TRAINING KIDS TO BE INDEPENDENT

February 20th, 2019 | no comments

It’s 7:55 a.m. and my three-year-old is happily and very S-L-O-W-L-Y eating the pancakes he was adamant I make. I’m not happy, knowing that we need to get out of the door in 10 minutes. I get stern. He senses my impatience and stops eating…

TOP FIVE ENERGY BOOSTING TOOLS FOR TIRED MAMAS

February 5th, 2019 | no comments

The world around you is a stressful place. The barrage of fearful news headlines. The incessant push notifications. The demands of parenting. It’s never been harder to turn your mind off, relax, and recharge. Sleeplessness and anxiety are growing issues in the life of the…

THE TOP 7 BOOKS ON MINDFUL PARENTING

January 16th, 2019 | no comments

So what the heck is mindful parenting and how it can help us become more calm and confident parents? Mindful parenting has been one of those new and evolving areas of parenting that is starkly different than the way we were parented but an inspiring…

SECRET TO MAKING NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS STICK

January 9th, 2019 | no comments

The start of a new year is the perfect time to create change. There is so much energy around starting up positive new habits and letting go of old patterns and achieving what we desire. Now is an awesome time to ride that energetic momentum…

ANCIENT AYURVEDA WISDOM FOR MODERN FAMILIES

October 14th, 2018 | no comments

I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been kinda (read TOTALLY) nervous for my podcast interview with Health Begins With Mom to air. Why? Because this is the first interview where I’m talking about the stuff I’m writing about in my mindful motherhood book. *cringe* While bearing…

STOP SNAPPING AT YOUR KID IN PUBLIC

September 21st, 2018 | no comments

Yesterday a mom messaged me about how to deal with meltdowns in public. Something we have all struggled with, right?! I remember last year after taking Santa pictures at the mall, Ayaan had an epic meltdown because he didn’t get to spend enough time talking…