There are so many resources out there for helping your little one’s cognitive growth and it can be a little overwhelming at times. The following are simple activities which are meant to cut all that fat and get straight to the important stuff, and which you can easily fit into the day.
Moving to Maine was never in my plan. My husband, a performer from Australia, had been singing the praises of Maine before time memorial. Unfortunately, my confession here is that I was more than resistant to the idea of uprooting myself from the cozy environs of Southern California to the craggy seaboard of another coastal…
Participating in this interview series was very special to me because my life's work and goal is to help others help themselves. I talk a little about how - even though I'm a working mom - I make myself 100% available (in the present) with my family when my work day is done.
People who are experts in the field of manifestation tend to use scary language when they talk about it. They are either so exorbitant in their presentation that those who are atheist – or even VERY religious – shut down because the expert can sound like a tree-hugging psychopath, OR they use language whose vocabulary requires prior experience, and potential followers tune them out. I’m here to show you, with simple language, the tools you already have to manifest the life you want.
Driving into Lewiston, ME on a winter's night is like floating into a steampunk dream. A towering church illuminates a hill in the distance, whose scale is so large it looks like a map painting from the silent movie era. As you navigate through the town, a patchy blackness refocuses into massive mill buildings. These…
Manifestation. The word either attracts or repels readers. Some may come to look out of curiosity, others know first-hand of the power of the Law of Attraction, and still more – either out of intellectual rigidity or sheer human stubbornness – refuse to acknowledge the possibilities. Let’s start with the totally non-scary, very straightforward fact:
We are not who we think we are. We are also not who other people think we are. Stay with me now; we are also not what we think other people think we are. So, who are we? The answer is astoundingly simple ...
You are enough. There is no need to run out and get a degree in early childhood development to be a great parent. There is no need to quit your job and stay at home 100% of the time to be a great parent (though kudos for those who can and do). Of course, we all want the best for our children. However, there are many of us who feel like we can’t provide this to our little ones. While there is no direct and easy answer, there are a few things we can keep in mind to give our babies the best start possible.
My husband came to Maine for a reunion several years prior to our move. He returned with tales of a magical doughnut shop which ruled all other doughnut shops. I was skeptical but intrigued. Could it be true?
Interestingly, there is only one Trader Joe's in all of Maine, and it's located in Portland. This was once the largest Trader Joe's in the country. (The largest now resides in Texas - nothing surprising there - and beat out Maine by a few inches.) While there are other specialty grocers in the immediate vicinity of Portland, none offer an entire week's grocery shop for under $150 (alcohol included) ... except for Trader Joe's. You simply can't beat that value for imported and domestic products, anywhere.