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How to Make Your iPhone a Tool For Mindfulness Instead of Distraction

My iPhone 6S, running iOS 10.3.3, functions as an extra limb. Luckily we humans are at the top of the food chain, so we can choose to use our comparatively giant brains and phone-limbs to be more mindful. “No matter what’s happening,” a yoga teacher once told me, sweeping her hand up the center of […]

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Busy Mom Tips for Organizing Photos on Your Phone

  We’ve all been there. You’re about to snap a photo of that “too cute for words” moment. Then without warning, the “out of storage” message pops up. Not now! Of all the times! It’s time to declutter your device (again). But the thought of going through and organizing all the photos and videos that […]

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5 Unexpected Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Celebrating Mother's Day with brunch or nice family dinner is lovely, as is a handmade anything. How about trying one of these non-traditional ways to make a memory that’s sure to last longer than even the largest bottle of perfume?   Make a memory for Mother’s Day that will find a place in her heart to [...]

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How to get the most out of Soulments

What’s a Soulment? It’s a moment that touches your soul. Maybe it’s a… Funny question posed at the dinner table Video of the first time on two wheels Story behind an old family photo Your child’s artwork and what inspired it Reflection on a proud moment   It’s any moment you want to remember as […]

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The not-so-hidden benefits of the weekly family meeting

My husband invites me to beers with the guys at least once a month. Occasionally, I invite him to a pedicure. We’re not requesting each other’s presence; we just need to make sure the other person’s schedule is free to watch the kids while we enjoy ourselves. Like most people, my husband and I rely […]

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The natural beauty of letting memories make themselves

My husband is a man of traditions. He loves them, craves them, looks forward to them, and likes to create them from scratch. We could be in the midst of something totally new, not even sure it’s a success yet, not even sure we’re going to live to see the other side, and he’ll call […]

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What I hope you learn in Kindergarten

You might have been this excited once before. That time we surprised you with a birthday trip to Disney World might hold a candle to this giant, yellow bus. It’s the same one you’ve watched drive along our street for years, and today it stops for you on your first day of Kindergarten. The steps look […]

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Inspiration for baby book memories

At Soulments, we aspire to end empty baby books everywhere. As a mindfulness-based journaling app, you’ll receive inspiring prompts like these to remind you to capture and reflect on those pregnancy and first-year moments you don’t want to forget. Pregnancy Many moms pick up journaling when they learn they are expecting. Snapping photos of a growing baby bump […]

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The search for the elusive and complete baby book

You tucked them away for safe keeping. Eventually, you come across the tiny treasures of the hospital bracelet, inked footprints, and first family photo that’s been misplaced. And then you remember why. You picture the unfinished baby book abandoned on the shelf and see the best of intentions. The reality of year one Traditional fill-in […]

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A letter to my daughter about loving yourself

Dear Daughter, This morning, just like every morning, you walked out of your room wearing the most gloriously mismatched outfit. You beamed with pride because you picked your clothes out all by yourself, and you loved how the colors looked on you. For you, getting dressed is pure joy, because it is a chance to […]

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