Category - Parenting

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Spirit Camp returns to Arlington this summer – and winter!
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The Teal Center: Supporting the journey to parenthood & beyond
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Inspiration at Achieving Optimal Health Conference
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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children
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7 Tips for Raising Kind, Compassionate & Mindful Kids
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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in Metro DC
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Nurturing a daughter’s healthy body image
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3 Steps Toward a Happy Home
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Missed Moments: Confessions of a Photographer Mom
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Rediscovering summer

Spirit Camp returns to Arlington this summer – and winter!

After its first summer in Arlington, Maine-based Spirit Camp led by Dancing Jaguar Inspirations will return in July 2018 and is bringing a sampler program to the area for parents and children to attend together on Sunday, January 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA). Read More

The Teal Center: Supporting the journey to parenthood & beyond

The Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork offers many healing modalities for parents, those who want to become parents, and for children. Read More

Inspiration at Achieving Optimal Health Conference

Being mindful doesn’t mean you always have good days. It means when things are rough, you remember to breathe because you’ve practiced it. And when tears come, you don’t judge them. You just be with your feelings in the moment, notice your thoughts, tell yourself you are not the same as them, and call on wisdom you’ve read or heard or cultivated on your yoga mat. This can still look messy, don’t get me wrong. But as long as there is openness to believing there is something to be gained, even from pain, there is possibility. Even though I got there late, I found inspiration at the Achieving Optimal Health Conference.

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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children

The National Press Club hosted an Interdisciplinary Summit on Children and Screen Time November 1 with several pediatric media experts who have been involved in the first-ever special supplement to the journal Pediatrics on the issue of children and screen time. The non-profit organization Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development convened the summit and sponsored the Pediatrics supplement.

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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in Metro DC

Show the world you support breastfeeding by participating in World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7 . There are events around town for nursing mamas and also for their supporters including lots of free classes at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington. I’m teaching one!

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3 Steps Toward a Happy Home

Every parent has tough days. As a family therapist and parenting coach – and a parent myself! – I’ve found that cultivating a mindfulness practice based on three simple approaches can make a huge difference in the happiness of our home. Read More

Missed Moments: Confessions of a Photographer Mom

You might think that a mom who is a professional photographer would be on top of her game when it comes to capturing images of her own child. The real story for me is much more complicated. Read More

Rediscovering summer

Here’s a confession: part of me has been dreading this summer. It sounds rather awful, I know, but the thought of my kids tearing down the stairs at 7 a.m. demanding my full attention while I try to write one last sentence at my computer and then have a whole entire day laid out before us for which we have to fill, well, it strikes a bit of fear in my heart and stirs up my anxiety.

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