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Why Slow Travel Is The New Slow Parenting

Suzanne Rutledge | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Suzanne Rutledge

When my husband and I decided to quit our jobs and take our son on a trip around the globe, part of the decision was making a conscious choice to jump off the spinning merry-go-round of life.

Parental Learning Curves. Look At Us Now.

Bernadette Noll | Posted 05.18.2017 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

Today I was looking for something in an old blog of mine, my first blog called Just A Minute. Old being relative really because it was only 5 years ag...

Slow Parenting & The Gift of Boredom

Avital Schreiber Levy | Posted 02.08.2017 | Parents
Avital Schreiber Levy

Often, when I hear my children complain "I'm bored" or "That's boring" - I feel myself getting triggered. I get reactively annoyed, thinking: "How can they be so spoiled? All the toys and activities I arrange, all the abundance in their lives - and still it's not enough?!"

How to Win Time and Influence Traffic

Bernadette Noll | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Noll

Here's a typical scenario... You've got an appointment across town and it's a 15-minute drive. As your alert-to-depart goes off on your phone you h...

Mommy, What Did I Do That Was Good Today?

Anna Partridge | Posted 01.30.2017 | Parents
Anna Partridge

I was putting my son to bed last night and talking to him about the day. We were reflecting about something he had done that wasn't great and thinking...

5 Practical Ways to Slow Down as a Family and Reconnect

Anna Partridge | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents
Anna Partridge

Down time is hard to come by and if we do get it, there is a propensity to spend it on technology -- checking Facebook, putting a photo up on Instagram or connecting via instant messaging.

One Step To Make Back-to-School Easier

Bernadette Noll | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

I know we're only in week one of school, and I have been known to wane on resolutions in the past, but I think this one's a keeper.

Scheduling Spaciousness

Bernadette Noll | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

In this fast moving world, here are, in no particular order, seven ways to schedule family spaciousness...

Bernadette Noll: This Is Supposed to Be Fun

Bernadette Noll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

My crankiness and rushing wasn't going to change anything at all about what I had to do or what I had been through. All it was doing was making this task miserable.

Bernadette Noll: Step Away from the Roller Coaster

Bernadette Noll | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

It's easy to sit in the constant process of connecting, responding, replying and reaching in, because in a way, it makes us feel that if we're not here, things would crumble without us. And who doesn't want to feel that their part in it all is absolutely critical and irreplaceable?

Bernadette Noll: Build Your Tribe in 10 Steps

Bernadette Noll | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Bernadette Noll

The fact that I continuously meet remarkable new people on this life's journey is one of the biggest surprises of my adult experience -- and the very thing I tell young adults when asked about life's great surprises. Really? Incredible people just keep showing up? Yup.

Slow, Free Range, Idle Parents Can Increase IQ and Happiness

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

In the past century, all aspects of our life -- work, food, sex, sports, relationships -- have sped up and parenting is no exception.

Parenting: Grazing With Our Kids, Attachment Not Allowed

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

Parents who are so hyper-critical or enamored of their children can be annoying. This is not, however, the only flavor of intense involvement with our children, nor is deep parental attachment always negative