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Defining Your Minimum Viable Self Care Practice

By: Michelle Briggs, Co-founder WMP

Is it me or are self care practices slipping through our fingers faster than sand this year? Just as our routines and traditions have been upended, I would venture a guess that your ideal self care routine has taken a hit too.

Self care has been big on my mind recently. Between the pandemic, my big kids home for 5 months, having a baby, and running two...

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Essentialism + Parenthood: Lauren Clare

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2020

 

Essentialism + Parenthood is an interview series diving deep with real parents on what is "essential" to thrive in parenthood. Essentialism helps us define the why - lifestyle architecture shows us how.

This week we are talking with Lauren Clare. She is the mother of 2 children, ages 3 and 9 months, and is a music professor, composer, producer, and performing...

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Poll Results + Sign up to receive The 2020 Work from Home Survival Guide 👉 Presence and Productivity are on the way!

We polled our Instagram community on working from home. The results were eye opening. 74% of you are working from home and of that 74%, 54% of you are new to working from home. On average you work 35 hours a week, have 20 hours of childcare, and over 10 ZOOM meeting a week. Most of you are working in time chunks and over half of you are working weekends. 77% of you have kids at home while...

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Why Every Parent is Longing for a Book Club

Uncategorized Sep 26, 2020

What started as a discussion about the landscape of book reading amongst parents is now materializing into a real deal book club for parents.

In typical WMP fashion, we decided to poll our audience. And the results were fascinating! Take a look. 

You told us you love memoirs and child development books. You told us you want a way to self study and learn on your own, but with a monthly...

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Want to Gift One of Our Courses to a New Mama To Be?

gift card Sep 24, 2020

Now you can! 

Mama's are inundated with the best products to add to their baby registry's AND we're inundated with trying to share the best, most helpful gift that we absolutely couldn't live without to survive the first year.

Here it is!

Breastfeeding education is the best gift you can give a mama that really wants to experience this with her new baby. Prenatal Prana is the best gift you...

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Essentialism + Parenthood: Jillian Woods

Essentialism + Parenthood is an interview series diving deep with real parents on what is "essential" to thrive in parenthood. Essentialism helps us define the why - lifestyle architecture shows us how.

Welcome Jillian Woods to the Essentialism + Parenthood series. Jillian is a mother of three, certified Yoga and Prenatal Yoga instructor in Oklahoma City and champion of women and mothers in her...

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WMP Expert, Jeri Baucum Explains How to Talk to Our Kids about Anti-Racism

Uncategorized Aug 24, 2020

How do I talk to my child about race? 

As a parent, I try (although I’ve missed some opportunities) to get ahead of the tough conversations that my children are likely to hear from their peers and other sources. My husband and I believe that if we can talk to our kids early, our children will develop a mental working model that they can use as a filter to make sense of their world....

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10 Simple Tips to Create Slow Days and Peaceful Rhythms for the Young Child

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2020

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”

-- Annie Dillard in The Writing Life

Wake-up, quickly throw together a semblance of breakfast, rush the kids out the door, and go go go. Repeat at the end of the day with dinner, baths, and bedtime, only to start the cycle the next day. There is a sense of urgency and impatience that permeates our culture, and it...

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Every generation of parents has their Everest.

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2020

In our experience of parenthood thus far, it feels as though we grew up in one world and are expected to teach our children to grow up in a very different one.

Nutrition has changed, mountains of research on child development and learning has changed the way we look at children's developmental needs, mindfulness and emotional intelligence are more important than ever. We are both expected to...

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Simplicity Doesn’t Matter, If You Don’t Have This Key Element on Lockdown

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2020

Decluttering, minimalism, and simplicity are incredibly popular right now. Across podcasts, how-to articles (ahem), and books, experts will guide you in living a life with less stuff and quite possibly more freedom. There is value in choosing the less materialistic path, to having clean countertops, and letting go of the kids’ messy playroom. The simplicity parenting method, although...

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