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 […]

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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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What Do You See? Mindfulness Activity

Activity: What Did You See? Directions: Put an item in the center of the room. Place children in a circle around the room so they all have a different but clear view. Give them a few minutes to quietly study the item. Encourage them to focus on small details. Taking turns around the circle, each […]

Living in the Moment

We recently had the opportunity to have a quiet moment on the beach of Lake Michigan.  It was a peaceful weekend at the end of my winter break and we returned to the mountains to ski. If there is a beach nearby, I am going to find it and walk. It allows me to be […]