Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Tips from a Five Year Old

Happy Halloween from our family to yours.

Today I decided that safety tips were going to come from Sarah.  This week she had an assignment sent home from school asking for her perspective on what it means to be safe during Halloween.  It was a great conversation that I am pretty sure empowered her.  So, instead of sharing this mommy's point of view, I am sharing Sarah's.  She had some good ideas, and many times it's important to make sure our children truly do understand the rules.

With this approach it was less about telling her what to do but instead for her to feel empowered and to tell us.  As a result, Sarah's tips now reside here and on EmpowHER.  Take a look and enjoy!

http://www.empowher.com/groups/open-discussion/posts/halloween-tips-five-year-old

This was a great exercise and reminder that we need to let our children be active participants in dialogue and to also know that they do understand what we tell them and that they feel the idea is as much theirs as it is ours.

Here's to empowering our children to be strong, smart and creative, and to be leaders.

Happy Halloween
Letting children take the lead
Sharing their ideas

Safety in numbers
Hold an adults hand to cross
Don't eat while you trick

Being safe is key
Let the kids share their viewpoint
Empowering them

Sunday, October 20, 2013

This mom is EmpowHER'd

While away on vacation this month with my family I received and email from the popular women's health website EmpowHER.  They are great resource for information specific to women, have a community of women just like us, and provide valuable insights and tips to help us take action in our health, life, love, and more.

The email I received was in response to me signing up for an opportunity to blog for their site.  Loving to write and wanting to expand reach to many more readers beyond Mommy's Point of View with suggestions and tips and ideas it was an opportunity I could not pass up.

I was chosen. 

In the middle of our first ever Disney vacation, I was jumping up and down with excitement for this new adventure I had just learned about and new journey that lied ahead. 

Don't you worry. I will never abandon Mommy's Point of View. This is my other baby besides Sarah. She was and always will be my inspiration for keeping this blog alive and well. And, it continues to be a place for solace and community, and so glad to make new connections and relationships.

Thank you for continuing to support Mommy's Point of View, sharing your thoughts and ideas, and joining me for the conversation.

Here is my first blog for EmpowHER that I wanted to share with you. It's about my health experience. I chose to share about my life with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
http://www.empowher.com/community/share/taking-action-against-irritable-bowel-syndrome

Thank you for the company and being a part of this community.  I aim to continue to provide you chuckles, advice, tips, important health information, crafty ideas, and more.