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Listen: A playlist for the SEEKER by WMP Expert Lauren Clare

Uncategorized Jun 26, 2020

To Whom This May Concern :: 

We all, each and every one of us, search in this life to fill the holes which were full at our birth and carved out in our wakings. This playlist is for the seeker, for the soul wishing to feel light again. If you should need a pen and paper, sit with them both to take note as you listen, eyes closed, heart open. Take your time. 

 

 

 

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Anti-Racist Resource Roundup for Families

Uncategorized Jun 05, 2020

There are significant moments in a lifetime where our eyes are further opened to new ways of understanding and seeing the world around us. This is one of those times. At WMP,  we have experienced a reframe in perspective around racism that is significant and essential, and we are sorry it has taken so long and such extraordinary revolution to see it. 

WMP is founded on the idea that...

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When Life is Chaotic: How to Create a Reassuring Daily Rhythm for Children

“In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trip to Disneyland but the common threads that run throughout and repeat: the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime...Saturday morning pancakes.” --Kim John Payne in Simplicity Parenting

What would it look like to have perfectly calm days with a predictable daily routine? Well, for...

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Too Fast, Too Soon: The Value of a Slow Childhood

simplicity parenthood Apr 16, 2020

“Mommy, when will I get my first cell phone?” my 8 year old daughter asked me the other day as we walked out of her ballet studio. “What makes you want one, sweetheart?” I ask, dipping a toe into understanding the heart behind her question. “Because other girls my age do, mom,” she replied with conviction. 

When we imagine simplifying, many parents are...

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3 Methods for Reclaiming Childhood for the Modern Family

simplicity parenting Apr 16, 2020

“They grow up so fast,” a sage grandmother says to a new mother, reminding her to hold onto those fleeting moments of childhood. Parenthood is a time of holding on and savoring of our days with our children before they leave our homes, not rushing their natural progression through all of the ages and stages. When our little ones are babies, we are careful to cover the electrical...

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How to Do Less, Trust More, and Become a Simplicity Parent

simplicity parenting Apr 16, 2020

What would it look like to parent from a deep core of trust and acceptance? And wouldn’t it be great to take a step back from all the “shoulds” of parenting, and instead operate from your own intuitive understanding of your child? Parenting today often feels complicated and fraught with anxiety, as though our worries should be enough to keep our children safe, healthy, and...

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3 Steps to Create Values-Driven Boundaries for Tech-Use in the Family Home

The heart of the simplicity parenting model is to slow down modern life as much as possible and create space for quality family time and for childhood to unfold naturally. It is a peaceful alternative to the busy, over scheduled and cluttered family life that many of us didn’t realize we signed up for. Whether we are working parents or stay at home, whether we have plenty of help or are...

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10 Simple and Childhood-Reclaiming Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Young Children

simplicity parenting toys Apr 16, 2020

If you haven’t already started planning gift-giving for the children in your life, the week of Thanksgiving in the United States tends to kick off the holiday shopping season. As an intentional and simplicity-minded caregiver you may be wondering how to transition your children into enjoying and even desiring simpler toys as well as what to gift this year. This short guide shares timeless...

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Why Essentialism

Uncategorized Apr 15, 2020
Why Essentialism

Essentialism is the intentional practice of defining what we simply can’t live without. Essentialism is bigger than the things in our home and closet, it encompasses the values, habits and routines which are essential to create rhythm, flow, and ultimately contentment in our lives.

Never has essentialism been as “essential” as it is in early parenthood. It is the...

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5 Ways to Create a Fresh Start ANYTIME

kate saffle Apr 08, 2020

What was 2019 like for you? If it was anything like mine, it was busy, full of transitions, and the day to day of life didn’t always align with our values. Perhaps you’re even leaving 2019 with a sense of disappointment and awareness of the passing of time. We can mourn for the way life went differently than we anticipated while also cultivating our hope in the coming future. As we...

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