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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

Growing Pains

Jenny Arndt Living

I was up all night with growing pains. With the big fat full moon out my window I couldn’t sleep. These weren’t the growing pains of my childhood, the physical discomfort of longer legs. I’m talking about the all consuming ache of evolution. Life wants me to expand and staying the same has become very uncomfortable. It wants me to …

Jenny ArndtGrowing Pains

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)
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and then things fell apart and I became fearless

Jenny Arndt Living

I return. Although I am not sure where I went.   I am emerging from one of those periods of time when life turns in on itself.  I don’t remember exactly when it began but I know it started with tiny explosions.  At first just a few – maybe once a week.  A mini-grenade would detonate – illness, arguments, drama. …

Jenny Arndtand then things fell apart and I became fearless

Why Jesus is my homeboy

Jenny Arndt Love

  I love Jesus. In any given situation you will find me asking myself, ‘What would Jesus do?’ I was raised in a Catholic home – my parents taught Sunday School, I attended a Christian camp for most of my childhood and was involved in Catholic education until my early adult life. My spirituality has evolved since then. I have …

Jenny ArndtWhy Jesus is my homeboy
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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