Who is parenting your child?

the king :)

Lately it has become even more apparent to me that parenting has less to do with what we say or do, but rather where we are coming from when we do.

The other day my son Lucas who sprained his ankle, remarked at how he liked “feeling like a king!” because […]

Conscious Parenting: Preserving a Natural Pace

Our family is blessed to have vacationed in Maui many times over the years. Every time we arrive and I feel the warm winds blow, I take a deep breath and feel my body melt with relief: here is a place that moves at my pace. In Maui, my efforts to slow down are not […]

The Boss of Me!: (Re)Claiming Authentic Power

Today, I offered Maya a bite of my sandwich so she could try the sauce. She made a face that looked like ‘I don’t want to,’ but she didn’t say anything, so I said, “Oh you don’t have to.” She laughed and said with confidence, “I know I don’t have to take a bite if […]

Camp Lessons on Anger and Queendom

Last week Sean and I eagerly packed our trailer to join a large group of school friends for camping in Carpinteria. This would be our inaugural trip with our tent trailer.. the entre into “princess camping” and I was ready!! The only glitch was that while Sean was driving up with us to help set […]

Enforcing limits or loving?

A couple years ago, as I went outside to get a bag out of the garage, I asked my 3 y.o daughter to stay inside because it was cold out there. Of course, being the spirited and self-directed girl that she is, she walks right to the door and opens it, standing there with presence […]

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