There are a lot of ways to make a difference and fight for social and racial justice. And, as parents, one of the biggest things you can do is to do the work yourself — and then make sure you’re talking to your kids about it, too. To help with that — and to specifically address the unconscious bias that we all have — we have an exclusive Q&A with the international, award-winning diversity and inclusion speaker and expert Risha Grant. As Risha says: We don’t have diversity problems; we have people problems. “And we have to dismantle the system…

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After having a lot of conversations about COVID-19 and why it’s important for us to stay home and limit play to our own yard away from others (sobsob), the reality of what’s going on has started to settle in here. We know we can’t go to the park, and that we need to keep a lot of space between us and others when we’re out on a walk in our neighborhood. We know that we’re not going to school and that playdates and family events have been replaced with FaceTime calls and scheduled Zoom meetings. (For tips on how to…

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You know how much mindfulness matters in the happiness and connectedness of your everyday life — at home, with your kids, at the office, with your partner, with your friends and family, etc. But did you know that you can help your kids to be more mindful and therefore happier, too — both by how you parent and by exhibiting mindfulness yourself? True story, says Beverly Conyers, mindfulness expert, author of Find Your Light: Practicing Mindfulness to Recover from Anything, and mom to three grown children. In this guest post, she’s going to show us how to start incorporating mindfulness…

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“It turns out that the Family Meeting provided both the emotional and logistical anchor that our chaotic family didn’t even realize was missing.” Wow, that’s a powerful line, huh? We recently did an interview with Laura Gassner Otting for our podcast (ep coming in the months to come!) in which she talked about the importance of her family meetings. And all of us on the call were like, wait, what? — tell us more about this! And so she shared with us this post she wrote: “The One Meeting You Need to Add to Your Calendar.” And I’ve gotta say,…

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Are you actively working toward being the person you really want to be? Are you living your life in a way that suits you — and in a way that reflects who you want to be as a mother? One way to check in on this is to keep your child’s being — voice, actions, and reactions — in mind. Because what your child is — or isn’t — doing can tell you quite a bit about your own self, as well as about your needs, and whether or not you’re meeting them. Here’s how. Children are magical in that…

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