Laurie Feola is with is today to explore the important topic of using praise with the children in our lives.   “Good job!” “What a wonderful story!” “Your painting is beautiful!” Sound familiar? If you are like me, you have used these words to encourage children, hoping they will feel good about themselves, their work, and their efforts. Our intentions are good but what if the affect is not what we intended? What if our…

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  Randi from Swoon is with us today to share some insightful tips on how to raise confident, reflective, and healthy girls.   I think we all want to raise confident girls who can successfully navigate their way though life. While my girls are still fairly young, I’ve come to realize that the building blocks of their future are already being put to use, and now is the time to consider the ways in which…

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Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share some great tips for starting our days with healthy and delicious smoothies.   We all know that a healthy diet requires lots of fruits and vegetables so a smoothie is a great way to include them in your family’s breakfast menu, in a lunch box or as an afternoon snack.   While using fresh, organic produce is always the best choice, preparing the fruits…

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Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us to share some valuable insights into engaging children in the real work of our daily lives.   It all started on a summer’s day. I was outside weeding my salad bed, it was hard but necessary work; the weeds were over running the bed and I really needed to get it done or we’d lose our precious crops. While I was working I could hear my…

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Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share some great tips for creating real world experiences that nurture compassion as well as other important habits of heart and mind.   Last summer our children decided that they wanted to earn some money of their own during an upcoming family garage sale. A lemonade stand was voted the most exciting prospect, so they immediately began the planning process by making lists of their…

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