Holidays

Looking Ahead: Parenting in 2011

December 31, 2010

Today we bid farewell to 2010 and welcome 2011 with open arms. While we take the time to reflect on the past 12 months, we also begin to look ahead to the future. One question that I have for everyone is will your parenting landscape be changing in the coming year?

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Holiday Discipline and Family

December 15, 2010

I live in a community of people. Sometimes I feel that I am raising my son in a fish bowl of sorts. There are some interesting challenges that come up that are particularly relevant during the holiday season. One of the most difficult parts about being around a lot of people, especially family during the […]

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Strive for Balance this Holiday Season

November 10, 2010

As the holiday season approaches, we all need to make a concentrated effort on maintaining balance in our personal and family lives. To help prepare you for the upcoming busy season, read through some of our most popular posts on striving for balance. Child’s Hierarchy of Needs – Parents often find it overwhelming trying to […]

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What’s Your Parenting New Year’s Resolution?

January 1, 2010
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Fully Present

December 30, 2009

Most parents are skilled at the art of multi-tasking. The busyness and pace of life with kids demands that you learn how to do more than one thing at a time. You have to be one step ahead, you have to be prepared, you have to learn to anticipate where your day is going to […]

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Looking Back: API Speaks in 2009

December 28, 2009

One of my favorite parts about the end of a year is to look back and see what happened during the previous 12 months and look ahead to what the coming year may bring me. As I looked back over API Speaks, I decided to share with you a couple of posts from each month, […]

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Positive Holiday Discipline

December 24, 2009

Discipline is a hot topic in my house right now.  Since I live in an intentional community and my son is the oldest of the children, it is also something of a fishbowl environment. My now 18-month-old son is testing the limits in all new ways, challenging, finding his boundaries, and seeing how far he […]

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Yes Annika, there is a Santa Claus

December 23, 2009

Before I was a mother I always knew that if I had children, I would never lie to them, which included Santa. I always figured that kids needed to know their parents told them the truth.

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