I Can Still Go Outside

Listen to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/meghan-greenwood/episodes/I-Can-Still-Go-Outside-e17a206 I have never been an outdoor person. My strong affinity to computers, books, and warmth has tied me to the inside of the house since as long as I can remember. But when I was fortunate to have 2 little rambunctious boys, I realized that my proclivities could no longerContinue reading “I Can Still Go Outside”

Our Path Series: Lindsay Surmacz

Lindsay is an emerging Pittsburgh artist, creator of The Starry Messenger, Punk & Pie, and the Storybook Circus. She specializes in STEM, literacy, and circus arts as a way to promote children’s education. Listen to her interview here: https://anchor.fm/meghan-greenwood/episodes/Our-Path-Series-Lindsay-Surmacz-e16qpmp Check out Lindsay: https://www.facebook.com/starrymessengerpgh https://www.starrymessengerpgh.com/ https://www.facebook.com/drumclownchic https://www.punkpiecircus.com/ IG: @punkpiecircus @starrymessengerpgh @starrysurmacz

The Tube Obsession

Listen to the blog here: https://anchor.fm/meghan-greenwood/episodes/The-Tube-Obsession-e14mshq I recently bought a used book called ‘365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child’ by Steve and Ruth Bennett. While I’ve only made it about 10 pages in thus far, my underlying concern with how much my older child watches TV instigated this purchase. From a parentalContinue reading “The Tube Obsession”

Stop Them Early

Listen to the blog here: https://anchor.fm/meghan-greenwood/episodes/Stop-Them-Early-e13jaou I know I’m a bit protective of my boys, but I didn’t realize the extent of the mommy- bear gene until G’s first bullying experience. He was playing with a group of boys when one of them (who at age 5 already walks around with a scowl and aContinue reading “Stop Them Early”

Just Say Yes

Listen to this blog: https://anchor.fm/meghan-greenwood/episodes/Just-Say-Yes-e11id7l There is a lot of content available surrounding the power of the word ‘No’. Saying ‘no’ to a request that you don’t want to do, saying ‘no’ to someone who brings toxicity into your life, and generally, saying ‘no’ to protect your boundaries and limited rest time. While I amContinue reading “Just Say Yes”

Spread Kindness

Listen to this blog: https://anchor.fm/meghan-greenwood/episodes/Spread-Kindness-erd6nl Emotional contagion is real. We often ‘catch’ emotions by just being around them. This applies to in-person AND social media interactions. Therefore, it’s important to keep people in our lives who lift us up, instead of putting us down. (And PS, if you’re feeling crummy after scrolling through Facebook, deleteContinue reading “Spread Kindness”

Llama Comprehension

Listen to this blog: https://anchor.fm/meghan-greenwood/episodes/Llama-Comprehension-erd68h Every evening it’s the same routine. Brush teeth, bathtime, an attempt at the potty, and stories before bed. He loves to curl into my lap, often backing up from several feet away (*cue the reverse sound a truck makes*) and then plopping down once he’s reached my legs. We swayContinue reading “Llama Comprehension”

In Your Face

Listen to this blog: https://anchor.fm/meghan-greenwood/episodes/In-Your-Face-eqq0uv I don’t consider myself an overly visual person. I have always been more attracted to words than pictures. That being said, my wall has sported an “inspiration” word board since as long as I can remember. In childhood, I covered the wall in words I cut from magazines, chaotically pastedContinue reading “In Your Face”