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Little People … Big Feelings: Helping Our Kids Manage Back to School Anxieties

Jenny Arndt Family, Kids

Over the past two weeks worlds have shifted as many of us embarked on the adventure of a new school year. This is a tricky transition for all involved; parents, teachers and of course the kids. It has been challenging for everyone. If you are feeling emotional and a bit off-center – you are not alone. Everything is suddenly different …

Jenny ArndtLittle People … Big Feelings: Helping Our Kids Manage Back to School Anxieties

The Peacemakers Guide to a Happy Home

Jenny Arndt Family

Felix dropped a ball of poop on the floor of the library this afternoon.  We were making a stealth run for the washroom when that little piece of poop went flying from his hand and rolled through the non-fiction section.  I quickly swooped down and grabbed that ball of poo like a pro.  I managed to get myself and both …

Jenny ArndtThe Peacemakers Guide to a Happy Home
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… on housekeeping and peacekeeping (and divorce, beauty and love)

Jenny Arndt Living

I have this book that my grandmother gave me, it was given to her when she got married and ironically she has given it to me as I embark on the adventure of divorce. Good Housekeeping’s Guide for the Young Homemaker. I devoured it in one sitting. Every morsel of it holds meaning for me. I need this. I need …

Jenny Arndt… on housekeeping and peacekeeping (and divorce, beauty and love)
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Why we are all losing our center (and our minds)

Jenny Arndt Uncategorized

Anyone else feel kind of nuts? Are your kids extra bananas? Have you turned into an insomniac? Don’t take it personally – it is just the Universal forces at work. You are not alone. (I feel like I have been saying this to a lot of people lately) As we close in on the Solstice (next week)  the upward moving …

Jenny ArndtWhy we are all losing our center (and our minds)

On Learning the Art of Change (or September in 5 Easy Steps)

Jenny Arndt Family

    In my home we are organizing the open and unrestrained energy of the summer.  It felt so good to be wild and free; no shoes, no schedule, no plans.  I like to keep summer as loose as possible, giving my family a chance to stretch and expand.  We ate watermelon, created imaginary kingdoms in our backyard, ran around …

Jenny ArndtOn Learning the Art of Change (or September in 5 Easy Steps)
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Teaching Anger = Teaching Love

Jenny Arndt Family, Kids

It is easy to teach love.  For me to teach love to my children, it is easy.  Compassion, empathy, kindness… these seem like basic and simple to explain and experience.  To teach anger, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated.  Do we want to teach our children to be angry?  It is becoming essential in our house these …

Jenny ArndtTeaching Anger = Teaching Love