Jan 24, 2021

5 Hands-On Jobs That Provide Beneficial Skills and Experience for Teens

Many teenagers look for part-time jobs to earn some money and gain job experience. However, what many high schoolers don't realize is that they're also gaining important and relevant work experience and exercising crucial social skills. Many part-time jobs that high school students work lend opportunities for social growth and the ability to learn about teamwork, responsibility, and respect. 

Jan 23, 2021

Kids Are Resilient And Have The Ability To Adapt Quickly.

Times are a changing, the thing is they are always changing. We can learn a lot from our kiddos. Kids are resilient, and have the ability to quickly adapt. Why? Because they live in the present moment. 

Watch them play with their toys, interact with a sibling, watch a show. They tune right in. As they get older the conditions and beliefs of life /parents are bestowed upon them. If you see your older kids full of worry, practice demonstrating how to be more present with them. Practice living in the present moment. 

Jan 21, 2021

Interview With Author Peggy Arndt

We are so happy to share with you our most recent author interview with Peggy Arndt. Dive in and be sure to post your comments or any questions you may have. Thanks for stopping by!

Carol And Stacy:
On your blog
MaxyourMind  you share Self-care tips, tools, techniques & neuroscience research for MIND, BODY & SOUL. We love that. It’s right up our alley! How did you get started down the path of neuroscience?

Peggy: I was a psychotherapist in private practice and I would read books and articles to keep up with the current science on therapy.  After reading a book on biology and violence, I realized there was a lot of research on the brain that I had missed. I began avidly reading neuroscience. I used what I learned both with myself and with my clients. 

Carol And Stacy: We see you have a book coming out called, “Neuroscience – Hacking Your Way to Happiness”, Can you share what inspired you to write this book?

Peggy: After my fellow psychotherapist Judy Westerfield and I retired, we decided to write the blog MAXyourMIND to share information on mental and emotional well-being we had used in a combined 60+ years of practice. We also focus on current neuroscience research. 

Jan 11, 2021

Tips For Setting Your Kids Up With Life-Long Health Habits

The key to leading a long, healthy life is to make healthy choices a habit. Starting these habits as early as possible can help to ensure that your kids are able to lead happy, healthy lives. The average American has a life expectancy of 78 years, but that number changes based on income level, region, and some other demographic descriptors. To help your child live a long life, you can help them develop healthy habits as early as possible. The tips below are a few ways you can set your child up for healthy habits they can use for years to come.

Dec 29, 2020

Brainstorming Post-High School Plans: 6 Community-Based Careers Your Teen Can Consider

As a parent, you want your children to grow up and pursue a career they feel passionate about after they graduate from high school and perhaps college or trade school. Within towns and cities, there are several jobs that offer ample opportunity for community engagement, which may be something your teen desires in a career. Here are some community-based careers your teen can consider as you guide them in figuring out their post-high school graduation plans. 

Dec 19, 2020

Take Back Control - Cell Phone Addiction And Conscious Parenting


We want to talk about a topic that is not widely discussed. It's one we feel is very important. So important we can't stay silent about this continuous problem.

Everywhere we look around, people, and parents are staring at their phones. Often we'll see the adults on their phones and their kids bouncing up and down trying very hard to get their parents attention. 

Parenting With The Four Clairs

Parenting With The Four Clairs

Children tend to stay fully awake until around age 7, then conditioning and societal beliefs begin to shut down their natural openness and awareness. You can help your child remain an awake intuitive by encouraging them to share openly with you, without judgement and by encouraging them to tap into their intuition. Children are awake beings coming to live out this life. Oftentimes past life memories are completely shut off so they can focus on this life and sometimes its the opposite, they come in fully awake with the knowledge they left with and are rearing and ready to go. If you are choosing to raise your child in an awakened conscious way its important to know the four clairs.

In our free guide we share what the four clairs are, some guidance and a list of resources for diving in deeper.

Supporting The Inner Light Of The Children
Carol & Stacy 

2021 Intentional Conscious Parenting Wall Calendar


365 Days Of Intentional Conscious Parenting. A calendar for parents, grandparents and families on a conscious parenting path. 

Each month features intentional conscious parenting tips from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten. 

These tips are snippets from their blog, Intentional Conscious Parenting and their book, 10 Ways To Parent Consciously; Parenting In The New Paradigm

This parenting calendar is a great reminder each month to support you on your conscious parenting path. The perfect accessory to add to your home, playroom, kitchen, or office. Keep track of your important dates, your kids activities, school and family events. 

Together We Can Support The Inner Light Of The Children!

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Please share with anyone you think would enjoy having our Intentional Conscious Parenting tips available all year long!

Tips for Helping Your Young Adult Move Out

The time has come. Your child -- well, young adult -- is ready to move out. You're likely feeling an influx of emotions, such as happiness, relief, worry, concern, and even a sense of accomplishment that your kid feels ready to move out on their own. What can you do to help your young adult in the process of finding an apartment or house, finding roommates, plan their finances, and essentially be ready to live on their own? Here are some steps and tips you can follow to help you through this process.

Dec 15, 2020

Rekindle Your Inner Spark ~ A Digital Stocking Stuffer

It Time To Prioritize You!

Are you burnt out on life right now? Burnt out on your job? Parenting? Uninspired? Lost your creative mojo? I get it. I've been there multiple times myself. That's why I wanted to take all the knowledge and techniques that rekindled my inner fire and share them with you!

Together we'll go step by step working through your burnout and create an action plan to Rekindle Your Inner Spark.

My easy to follow course is something you can do in a few hours or break it up over the course of a few days. My hope is you'll settle down with your favorite beverage, journal, and  create quiet time to spoil yourself.

Treat yourself and grab it at my launch price for only $47

Techniques, Mindset & Manifestation Tools Plus Energetic Tips To Guide You Back To Your Inner Spark. 

Find YOU Again & Release Your Inner Creative Passion!

Dec 5, 2020

10 Ways To Parent Consciously

We have some exciting news!!

Our parenting book, 10 Ways To Parent Consciously : Parenting In The New Paradigm is now available on Amazon Kindle.

10 Ways To Parent Consciously presents a new way of parenting for parents choosing an intentional conscious parenting path. This is a book for those seeking to shift from traditional parenting to a more mindful present approach. Topics focused on are the benefits of proper nutrition, creative expression, frequency & vibration, trusting intuition, and taking care of the parents and the child's energetic bodies. Enhancing their psychic abilities and learning about the power of their minds. We also engage parents with alternative optimistic everyday parenting skills they can use to teach their children about the significance of connecting with nature and how to flow with life changes and be Ok with it. We incorporate using affirmations, and also share techniques for expressing gratitude and the relevance of not being defined by the labels that society will try and place on them. Our book teaches parents how to parent with an open mind while focusing on self care, building their child's self-esteem and teaching them how to nourish their child's body, mind and soul.

Purchase a copy today! Be sure to leave a review and stay connected. We'd love to hear about your conscious parenting journey, the lessons your children are teaching you and what other topics you'd like to see us cover more of on our Intentional Conscious Parenting blog.

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.