Lisa's Blog

The latest insights and ponderings on issues facing modern parents and tips for finding peace.


Don’t let yesterday’s dominant parenting hold you back from today’s peaceful parenting

This past weekend we traveled to Colorado to attend my sister in law’s celebration of life. She passed away a month ago after a tragic accident. I miss her so much. I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on her life. She is the mother of 2 amazing women and has four grandchildren....
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Parenting with an open mind and fresh eyes

This past Sunday, I went to a hot yoga class. It has been awhile since I have stepped foot in a yoga studio. Awhile! The day before I was nervous. I was thinking-can I do this? Will I survive 90 minutes of hot yoga? Will I remember what to do? Will my body remember the poses?...
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Becoming the parent you want to be… start here.

For most of us school is in full swing in North America and we just enjoyed a 4 day weekend. I hope you were able to find a bit of time for self care. Self care is a big component of Peaceful Parenting (but that is a topic for a different day)! What did you do...
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Are you ready for back to school?

Scrolling thru Facebook and Instagram, I see lots of pictures of big smiles of kids starting school. Everything from pre-K to college. I love seeing the smiles, the first day of school signs, the stoic pictures from the high schoolers and the freshman moving into the dorm pictures! They are all awesome and reminded me...
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When your kid isn’t turning out the way you thought they would.

Sometimes as parents, well, I think pretty much every time, we find out that we’re pregnant and gonna have a baby, there’s this fantasy that comes up…We have this fantasy of what parenting is gonna be like…This vision, this dream, this fantasy really does feel good.We read ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting,’ and we...
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