In some dance studios around the nation, there has been an increase in sexualized, objectified movement for children under 12. These studios/teachers often unknowingly model their movement choices on what they see in the media culture. I’ll label this cultural shift the difference between healthy, age-appropriate dance versus unhealthy, age-inappropriate dance.
"I've always thought it was my job to teach and encourage them, but when I stop to take a step back and recognize the lessons I've learned, it's my boys who are teaching ME!"
"For many of us, we have heard of these ingredients and know they can be dangerous, but may not know why. We decided to take a deeper look into what makes them bad, and provide some safer alternatives."
"No one’s struggles are the same, but the point is that that EVERYONE goes through hardship, ranging from 'light and momentary' to earth shattering. And more than often, the timing seems horrible. The best thing we can do for each other during tough times is offer our support, encouragement, and comfort."
Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off May 1st! We've compiled a list of fantastic gift ideas to show the teacher in your children's lives just how much you are thankful for them!
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For so many of us, we don’t get a big shiny bow on our lives. We live every day, a little banged up and bruised but still breathing, and we learn how to love our lives anyway, smack in the middle of the unexpected.
Are you not quite a Stay-At-Home Mom, not fully a Work-Outside-The-Home Mom, and yet also not technically a Work-At-Home Mom (mostly because you’re not home enough to get any of the work done)? If you’ve struggled to define your career status with one of the typical labels, you might be a Work-Anywhere-Possible Mom (WAPM).
Painful as it may be that I may not experience precious moments like these with another child, I am compelled to dwell not upon the bitterness of my motherhood passing me by. Rather, in realizing the brevity of motherhood, of life, I cannot help but surrender to the sweetness of each moment and give thanks for having experienced them at all.
Without warning, I felt the overwhelming need for a parenting mulligan - you know, a do-over, a fresh start, a second chance. Suddenly I questioned every single parenting decision that I've ever made. Normal, right?