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My parents were always real people to me. Sure, I had the standard argument in our elementary school cafeteria that, in fact, my Dad was the strongest Dad of them all and, admittedly, it may have ended with me announcing, “My Daddy can beat up your Daddy.” I thought the world of my parents, as do many other children. I thought (pretty much still think) that my Mom knows everything and has all the answers and that my Dad is the bravest, strongest man that will always protect me no matter what,...

I haven’t always been on board with the ‘resolution’ fixation that comes with a new year. I don’t have anything against, it just doesn’t suit me.  Since having a child, I always want to better myself as a parent.  With 2017 in full force already, I decided instead of following the normal, ‘new year, new me’ saying, I told myself I do not want a new me. However, I do want a better me.  With that, I tried to come up with one word that will help me be a better me in the New...

For those who celebrate Christmas, whether faith-based or secular, deciding whether or not to include Santa Claus in the festivities is often a struggle for parents. And, as we all have most likely personally experienced at one time or another, choosing a different path in parenting can stir up a lot of unwanted controversy and unsolicited advice. But the reality is that there is no single 'right' way to do anything, so here are two points of view on 'The Great Santa Claus Debate' from two...

Written by Fi Dann Nine years ago we lost our baby daughter. At the time many people suggested writing a book would help not only myself but others going through the same thing. I remember thinking that reading a totally miserable book about personal anguish was the last thing I wanted to do and would make me even more unhappy. What I now realize would be useful is a simple guide as to what to expect and what was normal when you lose a child.   

  For many people, the thought of children leading the world is a crazy one. What are we talking about here, a world with trampolines on every street corner, magic flying carpets instead of cars, and children making all the rules? No, not necessarily. Yet I do assert that the appropriate design for a world that honors life, first and foremost, is one where children lead with the biggies. Let me break this down and tell you why.

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Holistic Parenting Magazine: Welcome Cristal! It’s so great to spend the afternoon with you today! Cristal Logothetis: Thank you! I received your latest issue in the mail and loved reading it! HPM: Tell us about your story, what inspired you to start Carry the Future (CTF)? Are you an Attachment Parent? Have you always enjoyed babywearing? CL: I guess my story began last summer when I went to Europe alone with my two year old. The only reason this turned out to be such an enjoyable...

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Children are drawn to music because they are still living in their hearts and not in their heads. The more tools we give them to keep their soul alive, the less they will lose the sense of awe and unity they came with. Music starts where words end, is the most direct connection to the core of our being, and is therefore a basic need that every child deserves to cultivate and benefit from.

I can still feel the warmth of her body, the softness of her skin. I smell the sweetness of love and passion. I close my eyes and want to keep that perfect moment inside me, for as long as I can. Our bodies and minds were so close… Something we don’t experience very often at the moment. Seven months ago our third child was born. If you’re a parent yourself you can just imagine how busy and challenging life is, when you parent three young children. Sleep deprivation, irritation, long days...

And who's the Jedi? It's Master Relationship Coach Charles Zook. Charles Zook, MBA, CPCC has been coaching professional and personal relationships for over 20 years and he loves it. He has advanced systems coaching training from the Center for Right Relationship and has worked with for-profits, e.g. Unilever, non-profits, e.g. Stanford Medical Center, and governmental agencies, e.g the State of California. What inspires his work with well over 1,000 couples is not only the impact it has...

Sean was 43. His body was fit and thriving. His partnership with his wife Cathy made many of us, her close friends, drool with admiration. They had two wonderful children, 8-month-old Phoebe and 3-year-old Finn, who they were raising with the highest level of devotion possible in parenting. At work Sean inspired teenagers at the “tough” high school to believe in themselves. And according to their tearful speeches at his standing-room-only memorial, it worked. He was a best friend to an...

It was the typical blended family beginning: A divorced man with a child and a divorced woman with a child meet, fall in love and get married. In a whirlwind, a new life begins. A new sibling, a new parent. A new child, a new spouse. A new home. New rules, new boundaries, new dynamics. Suddenly, from two “half-families,” a new family is formed. 

We are in the middle of a six week period where cultures around the world celebrate light – candles and twinkling fairy lights for Hannuka, Eid, Christmas and Advent, Diwali and Winter Solstice. There seems to be strong human urge to gather together, to feast, and to lift our spirits with sparkling lights in the dark.

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