halie ellis [ Coast Mountain Mama ]

Inspirational Talks
“Spiritual Parenting: Evolving Your Lineage”
"Spiritual Parenting: Evolving Your Lineage"

A dear friend of mine recently shared this talk with me, “SPIRITUAL PARENTING: EVOLVING YOUR LINEAGE”, by Elana Brower. It was so powerful, I now feel compelled to share it with everyone. In this talk we learn about limbic resonance, inspired by a general theory of love and how our every mood is shared with […]

Daily Rhythm
Daily Rhythm

If you read my blog, you are no stranger to Kim John Payne, I absolutely adore him. In a recent workshop related to my previous post, Kim spoke at length about the importance of a daily rhythm. He revealed that years of studies suggest children usually act out, tease and bully due to a lack […]

Raise a Socially Resilient Child
Raise a Socially Resilient Child

I had the pleasure of attending yet another workshop with Kim John Payne this past weekend. Kim spoke at length about how parents can raise a socially resilient child and break the cycle of reactivity, exclusion and escalation. A key note that lasted with me from this workshop, was how to help a child strengthen […]

Justice Without Blame
Justice Without Blame

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop led by Kim John Payne. Kim regularly gives lectures at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and training’s around the world. He has worked with many schools using a Social Inclusion Approach that teaches a “justice without blame” method to conflict resolution. […]

The Roar – Bentlily Daily Poem
The Roar - Bentlily Daily Poem

A lovely little poem by Samantha Reynolds who has pledged to write one poem a day, in an attempt to be more present in her day to day. Fortunately, she has decided to share each and every one on her site, bentlily.com. The Roar We have friends over they bring civilized gifts homemade jam a […]

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A)
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A)

We learned a whole new meaning to T&A this past year; tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. A little over a year ago, our family doctor commented about the unusual size of our child’s tonsils. Apparently tonsils and adenoids are two peas in a pod, which meant that little man probably had some giant sized adenoids as well.Thinking […]

One and Done – Our Only Child
One and Done - Our Only Child

One And Done – Our Only Child Before I begin, I think it necessary to say that I am an only child. Perhaps I should add that I was raised by a stern father, without mother and in harder times, fostered by close family and friends. By most evaluations I should have a plethora of […]

Someecards
Someecards

In case you are not familiar with Someecards, they are hilarious electronic greeting cards that you can send for just about any occasion. Thought I would put together a humorous selection of funny ones about being a mom!

An open letter to all parents from a non-parent.
An open letter to all parents from a non-parent.

Photo Credit: Martin Schoeller/Time Magazine Just read this letter on a blog today and it brought back memories. Simply had to share. You can read the original post with images here or simply keep reading below. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL PARENTS FROM A NON-PARENT. I […]

Dr. Gabor Maté-Attachment and Conscious Parenting
Dr. Gabor Maté-Attachment and Conscious Parenting

Gabor Maté, MD, author of Hold On to Your Kids, is interviewed by Lisa Reagan of Pathways to Family Wellness at his Kids, Culture and Chaos talk in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the spring of 2011. Although I am a firm believer that genetics play an important role in child development, I definitely think this interview […]

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms
Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

Wanted to share this talk, an interesting view on lateral thinking. Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD.  

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
Adora Svitak:  What adults can learn from kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

Adventures in Parenting!
Adventures in Parenting!

Often, people are curious and ask me what it’s really like to be a mom.  This is such a tricky question to answer without saying something offensive, cliché or both.  In my experience parents feel compelled to lie about the full spectrum of having children.  In this post, I will attempt to answer the question […]

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