Practice Awareness & Understanding Self Exercise (2)

PAUSE

As teachers and parents, we know the words we use with our children matter. We know benchmarks need to consider preferences, interests, needs and strengths. We are caregivers, spending our days nurturing each child the best we can. However, unless we model our own self-care and the power behind PAUSE, we not only will run […]

One Word Share

We all have been there. We ask a question in morning meeting and minutes later, the first child is still sharing their story while everyone else has lost focus or still has their hand up! Let’s look at this in a new, mindful, self-aware perspective. I want you to share with me how you are […]

The Building Block Smoothie

At Budding Yoga, we know parent and teacher self-care is a priority. Stress is contagious, but so is a smile. This healthy smoothie is a nutritious and quick way to take care of yourself and those you love. We call it the Building Block Smoothie! It is delicious just with a few items but adding […]

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When Speed Bumps Give you Reason to Soar!

Almost four years ago, I was right on track. I had just finished my yoga training, I was completing my master’s degree, and I was excited to begin my new job at a school who had decided to add mindfulness to their program! This position would give me time and our move to a new […]

Healthy, Tasty Chocolate Muffins

Cooking is a great life-skill! When we let our children plan and prepare snacks, we can talk about healthy choices, measurement, reading, kitchen safety, science and following directions. When we share time together, we focus on social emotional learning, including conversation, relationship, decision-making and awareness. We can be present, focused and have some fun together. […]

Bring Back the Dinner Bell

History of the dinner bell: In 1908, the Sears, Roebuck & Company catalog advertised the dinner bell for families. For years, the noon dinner bell signaled a time for all who were at work and school to return to the family farmhouse for a hot meal gathering that would nourish the body, mind, and spirit. […]

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Why Literature is a Great Tool for Social Emotional Learning

We continue to be asked which social emotional learning (SEL) program is best for children and the answer is there isn’t one. We need to be begin with mindfulness and modeling. SEL has to be integrated into ours and our children’s lives. In a time where few of us can think of one more thing […]

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Best Breakfast Cookies

There is no question mornings can be the hardest time for self-care. With all there is to do get everyone ready to start the day, we can feel stressed before we know it. Why not create delicious and nutritious cookies ahead of time to fuel up and slow down in the morning? Baking cookies with […]

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Self-care While Coping with Stress

People all over the world are worried about Covid-19. On top of that, families working and learning at home has added to our anxiety we are feeling. We know tension can be contagious, but there is good news! Here is a list of things you can do to take care of your body, your mind […]

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Exercise Memory Game

Our kids need brain breaks at school and at home! Here is a great memory game played as any other match game where the pair is kept by the participant finding them, but everyone does the activity once the pair is matched and removed! A workout for the mind and body! Directions: Print off this […]