Dec 5, 2020

Co-Parenting, Christmas, and COVID-19: Handling Shared Custody During the Holidays

Co-parenting during the holidays is always tough. One of the biggest issues that divorcing parents struggle with is custody. Figuring out how to divvy up special days like the holidays is particularly challenging. But even if you've had a typical routine regarding who gets which holidays, that may have been thrown into chaos this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

General guidelines regarding COVID-19 advise that people social distance as much as possible. This means that families were advised to stay within their own households over the holidays, remaining at home rather than visiting extended family as they normally would. But what happens when your family has more than one household and normally has children move between different households throughout the holidays? This can disrupt your normal plans and force you to negotiate around the custody agreement that you already have in place. 

Nov 21, 2020

Nature Communicates On A Different Frequency. Can you hear it?

Yesterday we took a stroll with Carol's granddaughters through the woods. We played on the swings, saw a fresh pile of bear scat, talked to the trees, picked out a few pine cones and had fun in nature. 

This moment captured in a pic is priceless. 

Nature does communicate, as does the spirit world, it’s just on another frequency. 

We (Carol & Stacy) share some of our personal experiences in our book 10 Ways To Parent Consciously; Parenting In The New Paradigm and in a book we co-authored with 11 other women called Women On Purpose. Thirteen Women Share Their Journey To Living Their Highest Calling

We've had the opportunity by tuning into the right frequencies to tap into a hive of bees, received messages from trees, downloads of ideas for our books, messages from spirit, guidance on how to handle a naked dripping wet man with a cast on his arm who showed up on Carol's doorstep, avoid car accidents and much more. These are just a few of the stories we share. 

There is a world outside of our 3D reality taking place all the time. It's up to us to be awake enough to receive incoming guidance, universal downloads and 5D realities. 


Thanks for stopping by our blog.

A few Intentional Conscious Parenting Updates:
  • We'll be releasing our parenting book in print soon after the holidays. But you don't have to wait, you can download our Kindle ebook for .99 for a limited time. 10 Ways To Parent Consciously; Parenting In The New Paradigm makes a great gift for parents, grandparents and people looking for conscious parenting guidance. You can purchase and forward your Kindle gift on Amazon through the book link above. 

"The perfect addition to your conscious parenting toolbox. This book bridges the gap for those seeking to shift from traditional parenting to a more mindful present approach." ~ Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Author and Clinical Psychologist

  • We will be launching our parenting course based on our book in 2021. We are super excited to share it with you. 
  • If you haven't signed up for our free guide: Parenting With The Four Clairs, sign up today to have it delivered to your inbox. 
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Supporting The Inner Light Of The Children, Carol and Stacy 

Nov 10, 2020

How to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter

The winter is a time often filled with stuffy noses, persistent coughs, and more sick days than anyone really wants. However, if you want to avoid having you and your children get ill this year, below are seven tips that can help.

1. Teach Your Kids Proper Handwashing

Proper handwashing technique is key to keeping your kids healthy during the winter. To make sure that your kids are killing all of the germs they may pick up while they are out and about in the world, follow the following steps:

  • Wet hands, turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather hands completely, including under fingernails.
  • Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds -- tell your kids to sing Happy Birthday or a chorus or verse from their favorite song that is about 20 seconds long.
  • Rinse hands under running water.
  • Dry hands with a towel or allow them to air dry. (Change towels often)

Oct 29, 2020

7 Reasons Why It's Important to Teach Your Kids About Eco-Friendly Living

With the state that our world is currently in, it is important to set our kids up for lifelong habits that will help them and the world as a whole. Eco-friendly and sustainable living practices are important, and teaching that to the next generation could not be more critical to the Earth's health. There are many reasons why it's beneficial to teach your kids about environmentally friendly living, below are 7 of the key benefits to teaching you kids about eco-friendly living.

Gain a Deeper Appreciation For Nature

One of the easiest ways to explain the reasoning behind eco-friendly living to kids is by telling them that making sustainable choices will help the Earth stay healthy and beautiful. Emphasizing the beauty of nature and how the Earth helps us can make the importance of eco-friendly living more clear to kids.

Form Eco-Friendly Habits Through Quality Time

Especially with everyone staying at home right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, introducing new kinds of quality time to keep your kids entertained and help the environment is a great option. Here are a few hobbies and habits you can do with your kids to bring some eco-friendliness to your new normal:

Sep 29, 2020

Conscious Parenting Audio Tip: Observing Anger When An Intuitive Child Lashes Out

Next time your child lashes out, look around and observe the room. Is anyone else angry such as an adult or sibling? Is your child channeling their anger or someone else’s? Intuitive children often do this automatically. 

Carol Lawrence from Intentional Conscious Parenting shares a tip on observing anger when an intuitive child lashes out. Is it his/her anger or is he/she simply channeling that anger for someone else in the room. After listening to the latest tip be sure to sign up for our free parenting guide on Parenting With The Four Claires.


Sep 8, 2020

4 Ways To Teach Your Children About Energy And Water Conservation

It may seem to be a cliche to say that children are the future, but it is a cliche with some truth. Climate change is perhaps one of the greatest threats facing society. But for all that it is actively causing problems for the current generation of adults, those who come later will only feel those effects more. Additionally, it's much easier for people to learn how to be environmentally friendly as children. Any habits that people pick up as children become ingrained, whether they're shutting off the lights as soon as they leave a room to save energy or making sure that the recycling is collected. Therefore, it's important to teach children about how to be environmentally friendly, and particularly how to conserve water and energy. The United States is responsible for more than its fair share of pollution, and part of that lies in excessive energy consumption as well as a lack of clean energy sources. Furthermore, while water seems to be readily available to everyone at any time, there is in fact a lack of clean water in many parts of the world, as well as an issue with water being overused and polluted. With the typical American family currently using an average of over 300 gallons of water a day, it's crucial that children are taught to value water and energy and treat it correctly.

Aug 13, 2020

Creating a Well-Rounded, Healthy Home for Your Family

Studies show we will spend the majority of our lives indoors. According to House Beautiful, the average household will spend 90% of their lives indoors -- and nearly 67% of that time in their own homes. These percentages are only likely to increase in the midst of global pandemic.

Learn how to put together a home that promotes physical and emotional wellness for all members of your family.

Get Some Rest

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), "Research shows that a chronic lack of sleep, or getting poor quality sleep, increases the risk of disorders including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity." Protect all members of your family by taking steps to ensure they get quality sleep. Here are a few tips and tricks to promote quality, restful sleep in your home.

Jul 23, 2020

Teaching children how to connect with how they are feeling is a valuable tool.

Parenting is not an easy job but it's the best job anyone could ever have. The children of today are the future of tomorrow. Today we have so many more tools available and so much more knowledge than when our parents were raising us. Such as the fact that our thoughts and emotions have a huge impact on our bodies.

Author Dr. Bruce Lipton's research shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. 

Jun 28, 2020

The Little Rose Book Review

Sheri Fink's the little Rose is the cutest most adorable children's picture book. 

We fell in love with the expressions on each page. 

A perfect addition to our conscious parenting children's book library!

The illustrations of Mary Erikson Washam are exquisite! 

the little Rose takes your young child on a journey and discovers the gift of self expression!

Fill up your library with more delightful children's books at Whimsical World Books

Review by Stacy and Carol ~ Intentional Conscious Parenting

the little Rose book review

"An excellent resource for award-winning and quality children's books that encourage actions of tolerance, acceptance, and staying true to the core of one's self." 
~ Jack Canfield, co-creator of Chicken Soul for the Soul

Sheri Fink
Inspirational Speaker, #1 Best-selling, Award-winning Author, and President of Whimsical World 

Jun 15, 2020

Going Back to School Stress-Free

It’s nearly August! For some parents, their kids are already thinking about going back to
school. For others, they’re about to be. A new semester of school means new opportunities, but also more stress. Here’s how your kids can have a stress-free return to school.

Therapy for Stress
If you’re suffering from stress, worry, anxiety, depression, or another mental health problem, speaking to a counselor may help. In today’s hectic world, it’s a challenge to commit to seeing a therapist every week. Online therapy makes it easier. Sites such as ReGain can help.

Why Are They Stressing?
The best way to help your children deal with back to school stress is to figure out why they’re stressing. Are they just sad that summer is over, or is it something else? 

Jun 11, 2020

How to Promote Safety for Your Athletic Kids Without Discouraging Them

When your kids are athletic, it can be easy to jump right into protective parent mode. You want your children to be safe while they're participating in the sports they love, right? Unfortunately, too much emphasis on safety for your athletic children might have the opposite effect that you want it to. Rather than bolstering their knowledge and passion for playing their sport right, it may discourage them from playing at all.

How do you balance talks about safety with encouragement for your athletic kids? Here are a few tips to help you out.

May 12, 2020

How to Keep Your Kids Engaged This Summer

With each passing day we get closer to summer. For kids, it means a blissful two-month vacation and time spent in the backyard. For parents, it means spending more time as a family and learning how to keep your kids' education going throughout the summer months. If you're stuck for ideas, here are a few ways you can help keep your kids' minds fully engaged this summer.

Encourage Creative Writing

Writing essays over the summer is no fun for your kids. Then again, you can't just let your children go all summer without practicing some of their writing skills. This is especially important for children who are just beginning to grasp writing comprehensively. The good news is that it doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, you can fit it right into your summer recreation schedule! Say you're one of the 87 million people who participate in recreational boating. Before or after you've taken your family boat out for the day, ask your kids to write you a story about your family boat. Just make sure they both have a pencil, paper, and the means to draw as many pictures to illustrate the story as they want. You just might be surprised at how easily activities like this can foster a love of writing for fun.