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Author: Erica Layne

Teaching Your Kids About Childhood Hunger—Plus, 1 Thing You Can Do

Teaching Your Kids About Childhood Hunger—Plus, 1 Thing You Can Do

It’s been twelve years since I’ve seen their faces. Twelve years since I held their hands. Twelve years since I heard them call me my African nickname. Now, more than a decade later, I have three kids of my own—three kids who will almost definitely never know hunger […]

10 Mindfulness Exercises to Do With Your Kids

10 Mindfulness Exercises to Do With Your Kids

A few mornings ago, as we stepped outside in the chill of the early morning air, my six-year-old son stopped in his tracks and said— “Smell that! Take a deep breath.” “It’s so fresh,” his brother followed up. And my heart stretched a little on both […]

22 Kid-Approved Acts of Kindness You Can Do THIS Week

22 Kid-Approved Acts of Kindness You Can Do THIS Week

Has anyone else noticed how crazy easy it is to get overwhelmed with all of the things we want to teach and work on with our kids? We see their struggles and insecurities, and we want to take each one head on. But for me at least, […]