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Five Mindful Activities for Students with Autism

Studies support students on the spectrum benefit from mindfulness activities. In addition, adults participating with children will also improve their own wellbeing. Mindfulness activities can be introduced to our youngest students and are fantastic for inclusive settings. Here are five activities increasing self-awareness, self-regulation, and relationship skills, while decreasing stress and challenging behaviors. Strike a […]

Easy Family-Friendly Lettuce Boats

These Lettuce Boats are a healthy and quick meal that will please even your pickiest eaters! Letting each member of your family to create their own is a fun way to allow for choices. Prepare marinade in bowl: ½ C. olive oil ¼ C. soy sauce 2 T. balsamic vinegar 2 t. lime juice 2 […]

Growing an Attitude of Gratitude

With a season of Thankfulness approaching, we might find ourselves more mindful of the things we are grateful for. My mom always had a felt board out on Thanksgiving. We each had a piece of paper and a pencil to write something down once we gathered at the table. We took turns pinning our paper […]

No Bake Protein Bites

Are you rushing out each morning having no time to eat? We want to help make it easy for you to be well. So here is a perfect no bake snack ready to go when you are! Since they are no bake and no egg, have your little ones help you create. Here is what […]

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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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 […]