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Inside Out: Making Emotional Intelligence Fun for Kids

Uncategorized Mar 05, 2021

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out

A month ago, I wrote about how Pixar’s newest movie, Soul, made Emotional Intelligence (EI) accessible for kids. Writing that article got me thinking about another Pixar movie, Inside Out, which may be the most Emotionally-Intelligent kids film to date. Not only does the film introduce core...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Child's Screen Time

Uncategorized Feb 11, 2021

 


In 2017, children under 8 were spending an average of 2 hours a day staring at screens, according to a Common Sense Media study. That number increased to 6 hours for kids aged 8-12. It’s safe to assume that screen time has drastically increased due to distanced learning. But what’s the harm of a few more hours of screen time?  

Many studies, some as...

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Quarterly Roadmapping: How to Bring Margin + Intention to Your Year

by: Michelle Briggs, co-founder WMP

Planning is polarizing isn't it? The word either fills you with loathing or lust. We seem to identify with either being a planner or decidedly not being a planner. I wish that we would stop labeling planning as a personality trait and refer to it for what it is, a critical tool and skill that can be developed and refined to dramatically impact your capacity...

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Torched: 2020, Parenthood, and Burnout

2020 burnout mental health Jan 14, 2021

How are you? "Fried. Toast. Torched." This is a refrain heard from time to time at the end of the day in my home. Really what I mean is that I am BURNING OUT, experiencing what I have coined as a "micro-burnout."

Micro-burnouts are short acute phases of depletion and exhaustion that self remedy with rest. Micro-burnouts happen when the pace is too relentless, when I have given of myself...

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How My Daily Meditation Practice Made 2020 The Best Year of My Life

By: Jillian Woods

WMP Expert: Wellness, Meditation, Yoga for Women


These are challenging times with everything going on in our world. I have been so grateful for my daily meditation practice to keep me grounded and in a positive state of mind as we ebb and flow in this new world that we are living in. 

When I need guidance in uncertain times, I turn to my meditation teacher, David...

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Our Holiday Gift Guide for Whole Modern Parents

gift guide Dec 01, 2020

Tis the season to start giving. This year we want you parents to not only give to others but also give to yourself. 

Here's the deal, we always forget that investing in ourselves is what turns us into better parents and partners. Our growth always positively affects our household, our children and our future. 

We created this Growth Gift Guide to give a special something to...

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The One Hour a Week that Changed My Marriage & My Family Life

When you become a parent everyone tells you things change, and you "get it," but truth be told, you don't.  Until you have gone through the looking glass and are firmly on the other side with that baby in hand, you just can't. If you are a parent and reading this, you know that becoming a parent and building a family is one of the most fundamentally life altering experiences and you have...

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Boundaries: The Key to Working From Home

Uncategorized Nov 04, 2020

In Our Presence and Productivity Method we review 4 nuclear areas that you need to set up boundaries in order to maintain balance during this working from home season. 

1. Boundaries with Kids

2. Boundaries with Partner

3. Boundaries with Employer/Co Workers

4. Boundaries with Yourself

Sneak Peek Boundaries With Kids

In general, kids thrive with consistent routine and boundaries. We want...

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Working Mothers: The 2020 COVID Crisis Version

Our country was perfectly positioned for what happened between April - September 2020. Over 800,000 women left the workforce. 

Here's why:

1. Women earn lower wages than men. The pay gap. **When deciding who or if someone will stay home to care for children, the go to financial decision is to keep the lowest wage earner at home.

2. Predominant social culture rewards and supports...

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Work From Home Mindsets

There are 7 mindsets that are critical for working from home parents, especially during a pandemic. 

Control - No, I don't mean you have control over everything! I mean time management gives us a sense of control to decide what you want to do and when. You control your decisions and how you commit. 

Optimism - This is critical when you need to relax your brain for solutions to come to...

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