Where do babies come out?

My daughter’s pre-school teacher read the class a book about childbirth. They learned that some babies are pushed out and some are cut of a mommy’s belly. My daughter asked how she can out and I showed her my C-section scar. Then, she asked where babies are pushed out of– your belly? Your hand? I…

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Redefining Time-Outs with Mindfulness Techniques

I just completed working on a publicity campaign at Smith Publicity for The Dolphin’s Secret: A Meditational Journey for Children book by Yoga Nidra facilitator Meryl Best Lowell. The Dolphin’s Secret introduces children to Yoga Nidra—an ancient form of guided meditation which incorporates a sequence of mindfulness techniques—and encourages them to add it to their…

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Meet the Mompreneur Interview Series: Nina Chiminec Saporta

In this edition of my Meet the Mompreneur Interview Series, meet Nina Chiminec Saporta, an inspiring mom of three who used to play in a punk rock band, owns her own website design business, is gearing up for the release of her first children’s book and has helped refugee families in New Jersey. Here, she…

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Facing the Fear of Falling…and Soaring

I’m terrified of heights and my daughter follows in my cautious footsteps. We were recently faced with a situation that required us to either confront our fears or take the easy way out: Ever since Genevieve was born, I dreamed of taking her to a mommy and me yoga class. Now that I am finally…

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The Rewards of Going Uphill

My daughter is learning how to ride a bike and struggles peddling uphill. Today she asked me if she can just ride downhill instead. My reply? You have to pedal hard uphill to get to the smooth riding downhill. This applies to so much in life and I want her to learn early on that…

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