Dia de los Muertos Helps Us Honor Our Ancestors With Love and Joy

In the United States, skeletons, skulls and white painted faces more often than not make you think of haunted houses, creepy monsters and scary stories. Just across the border in Mexico, however, these symbols of death are all about joy and thanksgiving. That’s because Mexican culture celebrates death and the deceased while we often find it difficult to discuss death at all, let alone with comfort and ease. Continue reading “Dia de los Muertos Helps Us Honor Our Ancestors With Love and Joy”

Mindful Parenting Round-Up: Halloween

The days are cooler, the leaves are falling – autumn is officially here! It’s October and that means Halloween in all its frightening finery will soon be upon us. Get ready for costumes, candy, parties, pumpkins and trick-or-treating. Age appropriate activities, mindful candy consumption, affordable and easy costumes and safety are the focus of this month’s Round-Up. Continue reading “Mindful Parenting Round-Up: Halloween”

Mindful Parenting Round-up: Celebrating Peace

Today is the International Day of Peace which is a day observed around the world dedicated to “strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples” according to the UN website. This round-up is devoted to the idea of Peace and how to help our littles practice peace and promote it in ourselves, our homes, our communities and our world.  Continue reading “Mindful Parenting Round-up: Celebrating Peace”

Mindful Parenting Round-up: Teaching Tolerance & Inclusion

Racial bias, bullying and intolerance, mistrust, hatred, discrimination- all of these issues stem from fear of the unknown. One thing we can do as parents is encourage our children to learn about others who are different from them and learn to respect, and not fear those differences. Here are some ideas we have rounded up to help parents teach tolerance and inclusion at home.  Continue reading “Mindful Parenting Round-up: Teaching Tolerance & Inclusion”

Mindful Parenting Round-up: Back to School

We are trying something new on the Mindful Littles blog! A roundup of resources from around the web with tips and guidance to help us all become the mindful parents that we aspire to be. Topics range from raising kind and compassionate kids, to practicing gratitude and humility, to every day mindfulness practices. So be on the lookout for these posts and hopefully they become an encouragement and challenge to us all! Continue reading “Mindful Parenting Round-up: Back to School”