Wisdom

October: Self-Care for Parents

 Self Care for parents, in the spirit of community:  Host a “come as you were” costume party asking your guests to dress as a former part of their life or as they believe they were in a past life Clean out your pantry and donate to a local food bank Eat by candle light (find…

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October: Fun Activities & Crafty Inspiration

The month is October, the air is getting cold. The leaves are all changing to red and to gold. The month is October and pumpkins I’ve seen, they’re out trick-or-treating for now it’s Halloween.   Fun Activities for October: make a colorful leaf mandala create a leaf and acorn garland make mini pumpkin votive holders gather leaves…

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Create a Community for New Parents

http://www.motheringarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/promo-Myvideoad.mp4 “When a child is born, so is a mother.”~Osho At the beginning of every Mothering Arts class I ask mothers three questions: What is your greatest joy? What is your biggest challenge? What do you wish to gain out of this experience? As you can imagine, the answers for the first question are rooted…

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Self-Care for Autumn

Self-Care for autumn: Make yourself a golden leaf crown Roll in a pile of leaves Wake up before everybody and enjoy a chai latte Take a walk in nature alone and experience your surroundings with your senses rather than your thinking Eat a warm apple pie Give yourself a pumpkin facial  Practice a balance pose…

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September Crafts

  Let’s get crafty! We love making felted acorn garlands! It’s very simple and inclusive for young children as they can gather the acorns, remove the “hats” and help with wet felting. Older children can tie the string on the acorn stems and glue the felt into the cap. I found this great tutorial (and…

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Fun Late Summer Ideas

    Fun ways to enjoy the last days of summer Watch the Perseid meteor shower, happening right now!  What fruits and veggies are in season? Harvest, preserve, freeze, bake, jam, share and enjoy them as much as you can until next year. Go camping, if your backyard is what is doable, go for it.…

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August Muse~Letter

As summer’s end is drawing close an urge for busyness may be creeping into your consciousness. Back to school preparations, getting that last trip in before autumn and getting involved in community activities may start filling your schedule, what if we choose to embody a quality of spaciousness to relish every last ray of summer?…

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July Muse~Letter

Summer is here and we are ready for some fun and adventures. Our family’s word of the month is Play. Play is our parenting inspiration, how can we be more playful through everyday parenting? When play is at the root of our family decisions, we make time for more games, imagination and silliness in daily…

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June Muse-Letter

Hello Mothering Artists! This month’s newsletter celebrates fathers. Fathering with intention~a great article from the Art of Manliness Join our online learning community for only $20 per month and receive support to parent with intention. Let’s hear from the dads~ 3 dads share about fatherhood Simple and sweet cards your child can make for father’s day…

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May

  In this month’s newsletter : Connect with your mother…Mother Earth~ideas for nature nurturing Connect with a community of mothers~our Heart of the Home Online Community is opening enrollment and we are having a big sale! Connect with your child ~create a pocket puppet story and download our free PDF with sweet ways to cultivate…

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