Vickie Montgomery

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27 Ways To Create The Perfect Harry Potter Nursery

Welcome the one who has just been named.

Harry Potter

DIY Arm Knitting Scarf

Winter is coming and a lot of us are wondering what we will do to wear in order to be fashionable and protect ourselves from the cold at the same …

Meditation In Action: A 10-Step Mindfulness Practice For Better Sleep

<i>By Headspace</i><p>It’s no secret that meditation can help us sleep better. There are some specific meditative exercises that can help us nod off when our minds are in overdrive. In the exercise below, the meditation experts at Headspace share some insight for feeling more at ease when your head hits the …

How to encourage an attitude of gratitude

Thanksgiving will be celebrated and gone, but how do you encourage an “attitude of gratitude” <i>all year long</i> in your child? Saying “thank you” is …

The Big Chill-Out: How Meditation Can Help With Everything

Changing the way your genes express themselves, coaxing you to actually understand yourself, and finally letting you really relax: Meditation is well worth getting familiar with.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re</i> …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>When it comes to teaching your kids math skills, you've done it all: quizzes over breakfast, extra homework help, bedtime stories that sneak in math concepts. If you're looking for new, clever ways to help your kid gain the skills she needs, all you need is a smartphone. We've picked our …

Caterpillars

Start Your Day In The Mindfulness Zone

When you start your day in the mindfulness zone, and stay present in all that you do until you're back in bed to go to sleep, your life will feel much richer and more meaningful to you.<p>"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -- to breathe, to think, to …

Mindfulness

Can 'Grace From Outer Space' Kickstart Girls' Love for Science?

Currently, less than a quarter of all jobs in STEM — that is, science, technology, engineering and math — are held by women. It's a gender gap that …

Mindfulness Training Helps School Kids Relieve Stress

A new study suggests a particular type of mental training can help to reduce stress and depression among school age children.<p>UK researchers found …

10 Pretty Planners for 2014

We know what you’re thinking. Who actually uses a paper planner anymore? Well, the answer is… us! We pretty much like to use every format of planner possible, so we can make all sorts of lists (and check them twice?!), and so we can brainstorm plans that involve sketches, notes, and more than just …

Productivity

DIY Holiday Gifts: How to Make a Homemade Cookbook

This is the gift I made this holiday season that I wanted to keep for myself. But that wouldn't be fair for the originally intended recipient, now …

Take Care of Yourself First in 2014

There are less than two weeks of 2013 left. End of the year holidays are coming and going, along with all the joy and frustration they bring. One of …

Crazy Calm Down Jar

More than just glass jars full of glitter, these calm down jars by <b>Momma Owl’s Lab</b> are a meditation tool and a way to help over-excited kids calm down.<p>…

How To Become A Mindful Eater In 10 Days

Don't beat yourself up if you've eaten too much recently. Now is the perfect opportunity to try again, equipped with a new useful tool. Practicing …

How to Meditate: The complete guide to meditation

In this complete guide to you will learn everything you need to know about meditation including: what meditation is, where it came from, benefits to …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

5 Key Tips to Start Your Mindfulness Practice

Before even attempting to do any practice it's important to understand that your practice is not a performance. Each practice doesn't need to be evaluated about whether it was a "good" meditation or a "bad" meditation.<p>No matter how much we talk about it, read about it, or study it, putting a …

Mindfulness

5 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Shrink Your Appetite

First Look: Oprah and Jack Kornfield on Mindful Living

Oprah sits down with Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America. Jack reveals the surprising secret to growing one's spiritual …

Something Different: 8 Fresh New Party Ideas

The holiday season is here again, which means gatherings with friends and family for the rest of the year. Are you tired of the same old parties? If …