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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Yoga for New Moms on the Rise

c/o YogaNest
You’re not alone.

This is the message that sparked Ifat Kent to open YogaNest studio of Broward County, Florida, last January, which serves pre and post-natal moms.

Originally from Israel, Kent, a mom of three and registered 500-hour yoga teacher, says she was lonely after giving birth, so she'd seek out “momma groups” for support.  

“I knew the babies could play while the moms
talked,” explained Kent.  “There is a psychological, spiritual need for mom support circles.”
In Kent’s post-natal classes, there are typically fourteen pairs of moms and babies.  Asana practice is offered, with breathing exercises and light core work to heal the pelvic floor, back and shoulder pain from feeding baby.
“We start with mild squats and add mild ab work and some restorative poses, which are great for reducing stress.”  Babies are incorporated in to some posture work, which helps with tummy time, says Kent.
Classes at YogaNest have grown, says Kent. 
c/o YogaNest
“It can be isolating for new moms – especially with the phones. Moms are looking for outlets for human contact.  I feel the need is larger now,” says Kent.  Also, “Moms are super tired – from a lack of sleep or because their partners aren’t helping enough. Breastfeeding can be frustrating.  We need to support moms. Circles are so important. They have commonality with other women and almost everything shared is what someone else is experiencing.”

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Top Baby Name Trend -- Zen!

c/o DrawingBoardShop
What's in a name? 
According to today's parents, one's spiritual essence is represented by this form of identity.  In our 24/7, non-stop, digitally-driven society, it's no wonder some of 2018's most popular baby names were inspired by Eastern spiritual practices like meditation and yoga. 
Girl names like Peace (up 66 percent), Hope (up 10 percent),  (Harmony (up 15 percent) and Rainbow (up 26 percent) are just a few feminine examples, according to BabyCenter.com's List of Top 100 Baby Names for 2018.  
Parents of boys were increasingly interested in earth-friendly monikers including Ocean (up 31 percent) and Sky (up 38 percent).

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dot That Pose with New Yoga Kids Card Set!

c/o drawingboardshop.com
Expressing a love of yoga is as easy as 1-2-3 with this new line of Dot-to-Dot Yoga Kids Note Cards. 

Can be enjoyed as artwork, or for use as a greeting card or fun, dot-to-dot activity.  

Blank inside. 10-Card Set includes 2 images each of  Dancer Pose, Lotus Pose, Mudra, Upward Facing Dog Pose and Tree Pose.

(Dot-That-Pose Kids Yoga Card Set, $18.00 at drawingboardshop.com)

Monday, September 3, 2018

Bookmark This! Expert Guide to Glass-Is-Half-Full Parenting

c/o Crowne Publishing
Parenting is not for the faint of heart.

In Positive Parenting, a team of three expert authors --from family and child therapist to parent educator to life coach - offer positive advice, targeted approaches and effective tools to help parents play up their strengths at work and at home.

Themes covered include: Discovering your strengths + challenges, dealing with guilt, debunking the myth of the perfect child and more.

Give this a quick read for a healthier parenting mindset as back-to-school approaches!

(Positive Discipline for Today's Busy & Overwhelmed Parent: How to balance work, parenting, & self for lasting well being, $17.00, Crowne Publishing)

Friday, August 3, 2018

New Yogini Approved Snack for Fall Lunchboxes!

c/o KIND Snacks
Treat 'em kind!

As you scour for new lunch and snack ideas for back-to-school, consider a new, healthier take on the beloved chewy, granola bar. 

KIND Kids recently hit shelves. The bars have 25% less sugar than leading kids granola bars, no artificial ingredients and provide 1/2 the serving of whole grains. Each bar has 100 calories or less. Flavors include Chewy Peanut, Butter Chocolate Chip, Chewy Honey Oat and Chewy Chocolate Chip.

(KIND Kids bars, $3.99/6-bar box at Target, Amazon and kindsnacks.com)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Just say OM!

c/o drawingboardshop.com

Spread a peaceful vibe and remind others of your special connection through this lovely, hand-painted Note Card. 

(Om Note Card. $4.50 at DrawingBoardShop.com)

Keep calm and mantra on!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Make it --don't break it! DYI Mala for kids!

c/o StKatherines
Mini makers take note!

There's fun to be had with this all-in one mala necklace kit! Chic and cool contents include:

-Rosewood beads
-Coral Tassel Charm
-Solid Brass Hear
-Waxed Linen Thread
-Easy Instructions

Measures 28" when finished. Packaged in fabric bag. *Tassels and charms available in other styles and colors.

(Make A Mala Kit. $12.00 at StKatherines shop on Etsy)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Get the scoop! New vegan ice cream is tasty treat!

c/o mymomochi
This new dairy-free, cashew cream frozen desert was taste-tested by my minis and earned a resounding, lip-smacking thumbs up!
My/Mo Mochi Cashew Cream Frozen Dessert is wrapped in delectably soft rice dough. Each ball is just 100 calories. The snack will be available at Amazon.com and local Fairway stores this April.
Enjoy the double pleasure of good taste and good health!
New 6-pack boxes come in strawberry, vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel and retail for $6.99 each.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The parenting manual you wish you were born with

c/o Tarcher/Perigee
With so much mindfulness, love and kindness being practiced these days, one would hope such efforts would extend to the parenting domain. It is the most important job many of us will have and relationship we'll cultivate in this lifetime, after all.

Greater emotional awareness, clear communication and joyfulness are key tenets to positive parenting, according to Rebecca Eanes, author of, The Positive Parenting Workbook: an interactive guide for strengthening emotional connection (Tarcher Perigee, $15.00).

Rebecca Eanes, c/o Tarcher Perigee
We caught up with Eanes to find out more about her...

Monday, March 5, 2018


Happy to report that KidsYogaDaily has been honored as a Top 40 Kids Yoga Blog award winner! 

It's a privilege to be among such wonderful content and company.

Thank you to our community of visitors for your interest and support 🏅😊🙏

Friday, February 16, 2018

Peace NOW.

c/o DrawingBoardShop.com
This sweet and timely note card was hand-painted by my MOM, and sold through our brand new online shop.

Her vintage, artisanal designs are inspired by childhood 'firsts,' life's beauty, and blessings. Comes in yellow (shown), blue, green, and as a set of three.

*Through February, 2018, 15% of profits from this card’s sale benefit the Stoneman Douglas Victim’s Fund, which provides relief and financial support to victims and families of this week’s tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Thank you for your support.

(Yellow Peace Sign Note Card, $4.50/card or $16.50/set at drawingboardshop.com)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Giftwatch: Yoga love in a card deck!

c/o Giselle Shardlow

Why wait until Valentines Day to spread love? LOVE Yoga Cards for Kids makes a heart-warming gift for young yogis all year round.

We spoke with creator, Giselle Shardlow, best-selling author of the Kids Yoga Stories books series, on the inspiration behind this new product and how parents and caregivers can best use it as a teaching tool.

KYD: How did this product idea come about? 

GS: I wanted to create a quick and easy way for our community of teachers, parents, and health practitioners to integrate yoga into their celebration of Valentine’s Day. But I also wanted a way to celebrate love and kindness throughout the year. And most importantly, my daughter and I have enjoyed playing yoga card games at home together, so why not on Valentine’s Day, too?

KYD: What is your hope/intention by releasing this product?

GS: My intention with these LOVE yoga cards is that they provide a springboard to talk to children about love and happiness, that we think about what love means to all of us and how it impacts our lives. 

KYD: How can heart-opener poses help children? What are the unique benefits of these asanas?

GS: These LOVE Yoga Cards for Kids include...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Want to raise a mindful boy? Picture books can help!

c/o Colin Lieu
Boys can master mindfulness, too, says Colin Lieu, author of, Phoenix's First: an introduction to mindful breathing.

This colorful, adorably illustrated read shares kid-friendly messages about how mindfulness can help us notice our energy and stress levels, and how to refocus our attention -- all through the tale of Phoenix, a young boy preparing for his piano recital. 

c/o Colin Lieu
With the help of his popo (Chinese for grandma), readers are introduced to self-soothing techniques and encouraged to participate alongside Phoenix, to overcome his stage fright.

A short breathing exercise is included in the story line, too! Makes a great gift!

c/o Colin Lieu
(Phoenix's First, $12.80 at author's website).

Monday, January 8, 2018

Need a mood-lifter? Scented oils to the rescue!

c/o Arbonne
There's nothing like a whiff of lavender to soothe stress.

Kids can benefit from usage, as well as adults. Diffused or dabbed topically on skin, try Mother Nature's natural aromatic remedy after a tough day at school, a tantrum or as part of the nightly getting-ready-for-bedtime routine.

I've tested Arbonne Pure Essential Oils on my young ones and all three gave the product a thumb's up with smiles! The product is sustainably sourced and carefully extracted using steam distillation and cold-pressing techniques. It comes in scents including Lemon, Harmony, Eucalyptus, and Harmony Blend. My kids faves -- Lemon and Lavender :) 

Our pure
essential oils are sustainably sourced from the seed, peel, stem, root, and flower
, all
carefully extracted using
steam distillation o
r cold pressing techniques.
Our pure
essential oils are sustainably sourced from the seed, peel, stem, root, and flower
, all
carefully extracted using
steam distillation o
r cold pressing techniques
(Arbonne Pure Essential Oils, $25.00 - $30.00 each at arbonne.com)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Those who can --teach!

Photo c/o Liz Wertz Photography
New Year - New job?

If you've thought about becoming a kids yoga teacher, but have not yet taken the plunge, read on for a positive perspective on the plus-side of such work. It may just be the tipping point you need to make your decision.

Photo c/o Liz Wertz Photography

The Benefits of Becoming a Kids Yoga Teacher

When I began my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training I had no idea what I wanted to do with the education I received, as a matter of fact I doubted that I would even teach.

However, two days into the training...