stress-less parenting

Balance is essential when dealing with anyone with special needs. If there's a party at night, keep the day quiet and restful. Cut out things that don't serve you anymore. Reframe your ideas of what makes Christmas so special.
Together with her Monkees, Glennon held Love Flash Mobs -- online fundraisers for moms in need. Eventually, these turned
Because regardless of what tomorrow holds, there is peace in knowing you spent today living your happily ever after, instead
I sat down next to her and placed my arm around her small shoulders. She looked into my eyes, her whole face brightening
Over the last six months, millions of HuffPost Parents readers have read and shared posts by blogger Rachel Macy Stafford
Those were the words of an 11-year-old boy who had just completed a five-week mindfulness-training program at his school
Sit down and breathe. 1. You don’t have to sit cross-legged on the floor to meditate. You can sit in a chair or on a meditation
While you exercise: Instead of zoning out to a podcast or TV show, ditch your headphones for a few minutes. You can choose
THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE The first step to learning how to stay present is to realize how often we’re not present. Here is this
Starting next week, we'll kick off our fourth Stress-Less Parenting workshop: Mindful Parenting with Carla Naumburg. Carla
Everyone in our family benefits when I get out of the picture every once in a while. I get a much-needed break, time that helps me feel nourished, rested and ready to fully re-engage with the hard work of raising children, and my husband gets solid alone time with our children.
Everything we learn, everything we read, everything we do, everything we understand and everything we experience counts on the hippocampus to function correctly. When the body endures ongoing stress, our ability to learn is impaired.
“Really? ’Cause it seems like I do. Just once, I’d like to see you people hang up your backpacks without me having to THROW
The floors haven’t been mopped in a month. This week’s challenge: Let something go. Something that normally would stress
Your challenge: If you dare, leave a confession in the comments or tweet them to @HuffPostParents with #stressconfession
Your challenge: This week, make an effort to document the less than perfect moments in your day. Instead of telling your
I mean, normally, that would be a wonderful day. The kind of day that life as a mother is all about, but Mother's Day shouldn't
Excerpted with permission from Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies) by Jill Smokler (Gallery Books, April
It's time to take parental stress seriously. Moms need to seek help when overwhelmed with parenting so that their stress does not trickle down to the children. Family stress is much like a revolving door: Once it begins, it's difficult to stop.
When it comes to kids, three is the magic number...for stress. Mothers of three children stress more than moms of one or