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Bella & the Babe is designed to start a movement to empower authentic mothering. You will find expert interviews, resources, courses, events, and personal stories designed to uplift, nourish, and support your own innate mothering wisdom.

The Conscious Parent Bookclub

Thank you for joining us on this journey with the book, "The Conscious Parent," by Dr. Shefali Tsabary! It is my hope that the lessons and thoughts from this book will help you in your mothering. My motto is use what resonates with you and discard the rest. This book promises to challenge you!

If you would like to dive deeper into the ideas presented, join the Bella & the Babe mama community on Facebook. 

Conscious Parent: Why You Should Examine Your Expectations For Your Kids

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe discusses part 2 of Chapter 13 of "The Conscious Parent" book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary. She talks about "Why You Should Examine Your Expectations for Your Kids." Although surprising to many, our expectations for our children can actually limit them or even harm them. Our children have their own special purpose for their lives that as parents we should support and not place unnecessary expectations or limits upon. We can do them a disservice by not really seeing them but only our hopes for them. Check out this video or audio! Please leave comments below!

Conscious Parenting: Simple Ways To Create Conscious Space In Your Child's Life

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe discusses Chapter 14 of "The Conscious Parent" book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary. She shares simple ways to create conscious space in your child's life. Some of the tips include allowing room in their schedules for stillness, helping them craft a narrative for their lives, and simply being thankful for your child and letting them know. She also gave some helpful examples of ways to introduce more stillness in a child's life. Check out the video or listen to the audio, and please leave comments below! Thank you!

Conscious Parenting: The Good & Bad of Having Expectations For Our Kids

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe discusses Chapter 13 of "The Conscious Parent" book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.  The discussion centers around the impact of having expectations for our kids. Sometimes our expectations can be really helpful in assisting their growth. Other times, our expectations can be so ego-driven that they can actually impede our children's growth. Check out this periscope where the good and bad of expectations are explored.

And if you'd prefer to listen, the audio track is below. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below!


Conscious Parenting: Tips To Appreciate Your Child's Beautiful Ordinariness

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe highlights some of the key points from Chapter 12 of "The Conscious Parent" by Dr. Shefali Tsabary. This video is the second of a series covering Chapter 12. Brooke-Sidney discusses several ways parents can appreciate their child's beautiful ordinaries. Some of the tips given were to go back to the basics like surrendering the urgency to do - stop being so busy and distracted. She brings other suggestions as well. Check out the video below. Or if you prefer, listen to the audio! Please leave your comments below!

Conscious Parenting: Why Appreciating the Ordinary In Your Child Is Extraordinary

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella and the Babe discusses part 1 of Chapter 12 of "The Conscious Parent" by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.  She speaks on why it's so important to value our children for who they are - even in their ordinariness. She helps parents understand why we want our kids to be more than ordinary, how to help reveal in their ordinariness, and why we need to stop making everything a big production.  Stay tuned for part 2 of Chapter 12. Check out the video below.

And if you'd like to simply listen, the audio is available below too! Please share with your mama friends and leave comments!

Conscious Parenting: What's the Big Deal with Doing, Doing, Doing & Our Kids?

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this Video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe™ discusses part two of Chapter 11 of "The Conscious Parent" by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.  In her periscope entitled "What's the Big Deal With Doing, Doing, Doing & Our Kids," Brooke-Sidney dives into the challenges of not "being" present with ourselves and its effects on our children. Check out the video and please leave comments below!

Conscious Parenting: Is Your Anxiety, Worry & Over-Scheduling Affecting Your Kids?

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe talks about Chapter 11 in The Conscious Parent book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.  She titled the discussion - Is Your Anxiety, Worrying & Over-Scheduling Affecting Your Kids? Some of her points included looking at the trouble with anxiety and busyness, anxiety as a lack of focus, and why fear of death is at the root of our busyness and "doing." Check out the video and leave any comments you have!

Conscious Parenting: The Power of Guilt & Inauthenticity in Parenting

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this video Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe discusses the second part of Chapter 10 of "The Conscious Parent" book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary. She talks about the power of guilt and its lasting effects on children. She also discusses the harm of not allowing our children to be their authentic selves. Are you using guilt with your children? Did your parents not allow you to be authentically yourself? Please share in the comments below. 

Conscious Parenting: Are You Parenting From Holes or Wholeness?

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella and the Babe asks the challenging question: Are you parenting from holes or wholeness? Do you feel as though you missed out on unconditional acceptance and affirmation from your parents? Check out the discussion on Chapter 10 of "The Conscious Parent" book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary. 

Conscious Parenting: Let's Talk About The Insanity Of Parenthood

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the babe discusses Chapter 9 of "The Conscious Parent" book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary. In her periscope entitled, "Let's Talk About The Insanity Of Parenthood," she talked about embracing the good and bad, the importance of surrender and patience, as well as the special role and lessons for mama.

Conscious Parenting: How Does Your View of Life Affect Your Parenting?

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe discusses Chapter 6 of The Conscious Parent, which asks "How does your view of life affect your parenting?" This discussion covers topics such as trusting your children, mining life's lessons for wisdom, and the power of perception.  Join us over in the Facebook group for a deeper discussion or post your comments below!

Conscious Parenting: How to Deal with Emotional Pain & Parenting

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney discusses how to deal with emotional pain and parenting from chapter 5 in "The Conscious Parent." She talks about sitting with your pain, integrating pain, the power of surrender, and how to be nonreactive. If you'd like to discuss these topics in more depth, join the Facebook mama community

Conscious Parenting: Accepting Our Kids

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

Today we covered chapter 3 of "The Conscious Parent" by Dr. Shefali Tsabury. This chapter is entitled "Release Your Children From the Need for Your Approval." This chapter also features great lists to help us with accepting our children and ourselves. Check out my periscope broadcast where I talk about the 5 key points and a BONUS point from the chapter. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please join my Facebook group or feel free to post below. Get your copy and join in!