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Becoming a Big Brother
By Nadine Keller

Making God Laugh
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Welcome to SpiralMuse Family, where women can share and connect about motherhood, being a daughter, pregnancy, birth, relationships and what it is to be woman across the globe. What ideas and resources do you have to share? Send an email to family with personal expressions and resources.

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Check out Eco-Heroes

Eco Heroes is Foursquare meets Planet Green: a social media game that makes it fun to save the planet. Just as Twitter asks, "What's happening?, Eco Heroes asks
"Who's the greenest of them all? "

Setting Boundaries with Kids
by Shelly of Conscious Parenting

In my parenting coaching I get a lot of questions from parents about how to discipline effectively and what to do instead of time-outs, spanking, yelling and other common discipline tactics. When I think about the word "discipline" I think it sets up a disconnecting power dynamic where I'm in charge all of the time and the kids in my life must do what I say, or "behave", and submit to my dominance.
On the other hand, without any "discipline" I imagine complete chaos and no sense of leadership.  So, instead of discipline, I like to talk about setting boundaries.    READ MORE>>


The Art of Surrender
Parents are the ultimate experts on the art of surrender.  You have to be.  If we didn't surrender to the reality of our lives as parents, we'd be miserable and struggling constantly! 

Gardens Nurture A Whole Family
I had kids eating lima beans like they were candy.

One Families Journey
Our family's journey from India to the Big Island of Hawaii has certainly been an adventure. First drawn here by friends we met in India, we felt it might be a fitting place for our family after living abroad for so many years. Indeed, Hawaii is tropical like India and even has a local Goddess, Tutu Pele, the guardian of the living volcano Kilauea.   READ MORE>>

They're Playing Your Song
When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child. READ MORE>>



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"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone ... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something."
Sandra Day O'Connor

"One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade."
Chinese Proverb

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once
she grows up."
Pablo Picasso


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Reprint from "Mothering" Magazine

During times in our lives when we feel oppressed or dominated by others, it can be difficult to remain hopeful or to feel powerful. The early days and weeks of motherhood are one of those times. We love the baby madly, but mourn the loss of control over our own lives. In order to regain a semblance of control, we learn new attitudes and habits for tough times. -- More>> to acknowledge our loved ones? More>>

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