Apr 25, 2022

Discover How Mark And Katie Travel As A Family, While World Schooling Their Son Finn

world schooling adventures with Mark Thompson

When Mark Thompson shared the following personal story on social media we knew we had to share it with you. It captures the teachable nature moments he and his family are experiencing during their world schooling/world living journey. Keep reading to hear how Mark, Katie, and Finn take schooling on the road as they explore the world together. 

A Little backstory to begin…
Mark and Katie used to live in the same culdesac as we do. We got to know them and watch their relationship bloom then, later on, they had a son named Finn. They eventually sold their home and started a farm in another state. 

They’ve created a life we admire, being able to take their work and home/world schooling experience on the road. We look forward to following their adventures as they cross mountains, seas, deserts, and jungles. 

5 Ways a Private School Will Set Your Child Up for Success

We share ideas on how to raise children with intention, and of course, a big part of any conversation involving both intentional and conscious parenting is education. Private school education is often favored by parents. Here are five ways that private school can prepare your child for success in life. (Of course, it's important to support traditional schooling and homeschooling as well. Figure out whatever works best for your family.)

Apr 3, 2022

Conscious Parenting Books, Planners, Affirmation Cards, Parenting Guides and Printables

Here at Intentional Conscious Parenting, we have a variety of resources to assist you on your conscious parenting journey.

We have numerous blogs that have been written by us and various guest authors over the past twelve years. 

We have free parenting guides, our first calendar/planner to help you organize your busy parenting life, and an affirmation card deck to help instill positive self-talk for your child, available in a hard deck or a printable deck

Our book 10 Ways To Parent Consciously; Parenting In The New Paradigm is available in pdf form through the Soul To Soul With Carol Etsy store or through Kindle. 

With over Fifty printables to choose from for homeschooling, homesteading, emergency preparedness, garden tips, kitchen cheat sheet, bookmarks, baby shower games, road trip games, and Santa letters you're bound to find one you can't live without.  

Two of our most popular articles are The Power Of Color and Free Flowing Child

We do send out a newsletter once in a while with updates, conscious parenting tips, and printables. We love sending you freebie printables as well. Sign up if you resonate with our message. 

Supporting The Inner Light Of The Children, 

Carol Lawrence And Stacy Toten

Loss of a Grandparent - Exploring Grief with Your Children

After losing a loved one, it’s natural to want to shield your children from pain. It gets complicated when it comes time to break the sad news, especially if they were close to that person. For example, it can be hard to tell young children about the death of their grandparent, considering their role in child development and their unique relationship. You, as the parent, still have the burden to help your kids cope with the loss even as you grieve. Below is a guideline on how to help your child cope with the loss:

Be Honest About Death

Breaking the news is one of the most challenging things in this process, but there will never be a perfect time to tell them. It would not be right if they learned about the loss unexpectedly from another source. Find a time and space where they will be free to express themselves however they need. 

A public space is not the ideal place to do it. Be clear about death and make them understand that it’s a permanent happening. Avoid statements like ‘grandma went to sleep” or “grandpa is resting” as such words might ignite some hope that they might wake up someday. 

Address Your Child’s Feelings

Mar 10, 2022

Moms, Get Organized With Our 2022 Intentional Conscious Parenting Family Planner and Calendar.

Moms, get organized with the Intentional Conscious Parenting 2022 Family Planner and Calendar.

A Yearly, Monthly, Weekly Organizer To Support Moms On A Conscious Parenting Path.

This 2022 Intentional Conscious Parenting Family Planner And Calendar is not your typical planner. It features Intentional Conscious Parenting Tips And Affirmations to help assist you along your conscious parenting journey.

Fun Gift Ideas For The Special New Mom In Your Life

The new baby has arrived and mom is settling in. She's thrilled, exhausted, and potentially overwhelmed. New parents often receive a variety of presents for their new little bundle of joy to welcome them into the world. In this article, we are going to focus on mom and fun gifts for her. 

Here are some fun gifts ideas for the special new mom in your life. 

1) Time - Sometimes getting a shower with a brand new little one can be difficult. This is where you come in. Offer an invitation to donate a few hours of your time. These few hours could give mom a chance to shower, clean up the house, cook a meal or wash some laundry while you watch the new baby. Or you could offer to take some of the regular household tasks off her hands while she rests with the baby. 

5 Reasons to Consider Sending Your Child to a Private School

Getting a good education is why parents send their children to school, and so it's important to make a good call when choosing a school. When it comes to making a decision between private, public school, or homeschooling, there's always going to be a debate. Read on to see five reasons why some parents consider private school over public school, and you will understand why more parents are doing the same.

Mar 2, 2022

Everyday Child Safety Hazards You Must Watch Out For

keeping kids safe

A home is meant to be a haven for its occupants by ensuring their health, safety, and security. Therefore, parents should conduct intentional conscious parenting at all times to ensure their safety and that of their children and pets. One way of achieving this is looking out for and eliminating safety hazards in the house. Here are everyday safety hazards you must watch out for.

Feb 20, 2022

How to Talk to Your Teenager About Driving on the Highway

How To Talk To Your Teenager About Driving On The Highway

If you have a teen who has just gotten their driver's license, you may be anxious about their safety while on the highway. Thanks to having experienced driving yourself, you can appreciate that it takes practice to be able to confidently and safely drive on the highways, and here's how you can talk to them about it.

Free Dare To Dream Coloring Page


Hey Parents, We have a fun free coloring page for you. Perfect for adults and kids.

Simply register here and we'll send it right over to your inbox! 

Remember to Dare To Dream! 

Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten both reside in the mountains of Montana with their husbands, fur/feathered babies, and families. They love living next to a river and a mountain two houses apart. 

Their two families met in 1987 in Arizona when Stacy was pregnant with her second daughter and Carol was pregnant with her first son. For over 36 years they’ve been creating, writing, and raising their families together. In 2010 they began blogging regularly on this blog, Intentional Conscious Parenting then they later on published 10 Ways To Parent Consciously; Parenting In The New Paradigm. They are also best-selling co-authors of the book Women On Purpose; 13 Women Share Their Journey To Living Their Highest Calling and recently released their 2022 Intentional Conscious Parenting Family Planner & Calendar available in 6x9 and 7x10. Carol also has a printable store Soul To Soul With Carol on Etsy. 

Feb 11, 2022

Renovating Your Childs Bedroom to Be a Safe Space

Your child's bedroom needs to serve multiple purposes. It is a safe place to sleep, a playroom, and a storage room for their belongings. It gives them a specific space for them, so you want it to be as comfortable for them as possible. If you're looking to improve their space, you're not alone. Most homeowners spend between $5,000 and $10,000 improving their homes. Much of that goes into the bedrooms. If you want to make your child's bedroom into a safe space, here are some tips to get you there.

Feb 5, 2022

How to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe On Winter Roads

If you have a teen who has started driving, you may be worried about their safety, which is natural for all parents. Here are some ways in which you can keep them safe while they're driving on winter roads.