Ruminating Mommy

I write about my loves: my family, DIY/projects, causes I feel a connection with, musings, and more.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tangle Teezer: Magic Flowerpot Brush - Review

Photos are from the Tangle Teezer site

The Tangle Teezer Magic Flowerpot detangling brush comes with the promise of: No tears. No tantrums. No tangles. The fun flower circular shape encourages little girls to brush their own hair, and the little flower pot holder is big enough to store barrettes and hair elastics.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Growing our Kids Inner Voices

Our voices will be the ones that our kids hear in their heads. The world will be full of opportunities to have their legs knocked out from under them with harsh words and judgements. We need to be the safe place for them - giving endless loving kind words, and hugs. So many of us grew up with awful experiences caused by dysfunctional people in our lives.

Moms let's be mature women and not be the messy people in our kids lives. Let's be thoughtful with our words so that our kids have a loving, confident, patient, and forgiving inner voice. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Generation Stressed : Empowering Children in the Face of Stress - Presentations

In a previous post, I wrote a book review of Michele Kambolis' book Generation Stressed, and following that a post about some Fear-Fighting Games for Kids for Halloween. 

Now Michele has two upcoming Presentations for her Book & Speaking Tour - April 23rd in Vancouver, and May 13th in SurreyThe presentations are intended to inform parents, professionals and educators about how stress and anxiety can impact children, and tools that can be used to help overcome anxiety in children.

Vancouver Presentation details:
An evening with author Michele Kambolis - Moderated by Jim Gordon/CTV

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7-9pm
Location: UBC Robson Square - C300 - Theatre
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z3B7

* 1.5 hour lecture

* 30 min Q&A
* Book Signing to follow in the lobby

Tickets: $22.50 each plus 5% GST

To buy a copy of Generation Stressed check out Michele's site:
For more information about Michele's programs for children click here.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

My thoughts on Homeschooling thus far....

Jenny Lutes 2015
Cookie jars filled with buttons & craft items; drawers
filled with drawing books, math cubes, & fabrics

We were late to start homeschooling because Ava attended public school for the beginning of this school year. After a few weeks of school she was sure that she wanted to try homeschooling and my Husband and I talked it over many times wondering if this would be the best thing for her and if we could successfully maintain her level of learning.