How to Stop a Tantrum

How to Stop a Tantrum

My babies are two years and ten months now. And in the past couple of weeks, I have noticed an increase in their unreasonableness. Not that toddlers should be reasonable. Not...
What do to when kids fight

When the kids fight…

For as long as I remember, there was a feeling of competition and the desire to prove myself present in my heart. I needed to feel small, helpless and protected again, when in...
Mama, how do wishes come true?

Mama, how do wishes come true?

At the end of 2008, the spring chicken version of me recently returned from a spiritual awakening in the Himalayas, sat down to write New Year’s resolutions. My usual...
What happens when we die?

Mama, what happens when we die?

We must wear black today! my grandmother Bubu would instruct me each year in the morning of  November 1st. We didn’t have to go to school. My parents didn’t have to go to...

What really happened…

Last week I posted the first article after a LONG summer break. So many of you got back to me, and I’m feeling so privileged that you guys kept me in your thoughts, inboxes...

What Should We Allow Our Kids to Do?

I was brought up with many NOs. My parents and grandparents were the generations who firmly believed that their role was to make a child a decent, honorable citizen who could...

9 Ways to Reinforce Boundaries Around Bedtime

When my three kids were smaller, bedtime was easy. I didn’t think that way when I was in the middle of it, of course. But as with most things, in retrospect, many things look...

Healthy Eating Habits for Toddlers

The 80’s in communist Romania were exciting times for proper nutrition. A typical day in my household would start with a breakfast of sweet herbal tea and a slice of...

21 Tricks to Make Housework Easy

1. Put a load of laundry in the machine every night and start the load every morning as soon as you wake up. By the time you leave the house, the clothes should already be in...

How to Declutter the Toys

I grew up having one large bear, one plastic doll with home-sewn clothes (not pretty, shiny and glittery toddler-dream), a car and books. We had an abundance of dull...

How to Start Meditating

When I started meditating, I was probably in the bottom pit of damaging inner-dialogue. The voice in my head had become the collective voice of every single person who...

Greatest Resources for Meditation

The one big event that triggered my journey to self-discovery was the decision to become an early-riser to match the natural tendencies and schedule of my small children. The...

How to Teach Toddlers Meditation

When my first child was born, never having had the opportunity to see another newborn before, was amazed at just how few things she was doing. My imagination, fed by movies,...

What I Learned from 1000 Days of Meditation

When I first started meditating three years ago, it was inconvenient. I had to adjust my schedule, make space in my home, explain myself to my husband, fearing vulnerability...

5 Quick Dinner Ideas with Leftover Potential

Household, cooking, and all the associated non-ending work has been one of the areas of my life where I always seemed to be searching for slack. When I started looking at this...