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Do you have an active meditation practice? Or, did you have one before becoming a parent? Even if you are completely new to meditation, are you interested in building upon the proven benefits of this practice and encouraging your children to join you in cultivating mindfulness? Author, mother, and meditation teacher Amy Wright Glenn reflects…(Read More)

A little boy’s tears

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I watch a family play soccer at a nearby park. On the surface, it’s a beautiful sight. Mother, father, and sons kick a black and white ball around. The boys laugh. The parents do some fancy foot work, evoking more laughter. I smile. From my vantage point, I occasionally hear snippets of conversation. “Great…(Read More)

Oklahoma-based mother and fellow Unitarian Universalist Anitra Lavanhar generously shared the following letter with me. She wrote this letter on the 10 year anniversary of her young daughter’s death. Her words are so moving and true. Please take the time to read them. Please take the time to “love deeply,  live fully, and…(Read More)

Latest from PhillyVoice

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  Child abuse is 40 times more likely when single parents find new partners: Here are three steps to protect the children   “As a divorced mother of a young boy, I reached out to Dr. Laura Markham, founder of Aha! Parenting and author of “Peaceful Parent: Happy Kids,” for advice. She shared her top…(Read More)

On December 19th 2015, I posted the following meme on my Amy Wright Glenn Facebook page: Within hours, the meme was shared over and over again. Eventually it reached over 830,000 people and it has been liked, commented upon, and/or shared over 27,000 times. Clearly, the words expressed resonated. Recently, I reached…(Read More)

“I won’t hit you”

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This evening, my 3 and-a-half year old son pretended to read. He used his finger to follow the shapes of words moving slowly from left to right. I watched him turn a framed poem by Khalil Gibran into a window wherein I could view his evolving and unfolding consciousness. “Look Mama, Daddy wrote…(Read More)

Dr. Laura Markham

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  “America’s Parenting Coach” That’s what I entitled my most recent feature article for PhillyVoice. “America’s parenting coach: Dr. Laura Markham on peaceful parenting practices.” Over the last two years, I’ve watched Dr. Laura Markham’s influence grow dramatically. I couldn’t be more pleased. All of us interact with children…(Read More)

Lorikeets

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We open the screen door. It’s loud. Lorikeets squawk and fly around us. Their bright colors cheer any foul mood. My 3-year-old is thrilled. He rushes to find the Butterfly World attendant stationed in the room. For $1, I purchase a small, plastic cup containing a pink-colored sugary substance. Lorikeet food…(Read More)

Opossum Bones

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  My three-year-old son and I take a walk through a fern forest in South Florida. Cyprus groves, swampy waters, tadpoles, and millions of ferns surround us. The 250-acre preserve is not far from our home. I come here when my soul needs restoration and revival. To look in all directions and…(Read More)

“Taber, I love you like the sky.” “And the moon Mama.” “Yes, I love you like the sky, and the sun, and the moon.” “And Jupiter.” ***  There’s magic in conversing with my three-year-old son. I delight in watching him play. I am fascinated with the questions he poses and his shared observations…(Read More)