September 27, 2019

Last week I made a post (linked here) with a handful of my favorite meal time tips to encourage families to get healthy together. Work, school, sports, and homework are just a few of the factors (which we all face!) that make dinner a challenge. What to cook, when to e...

September 18, 2019

When my first son was born, 8 years ago, I was the mom who was going to use only cloth diapers, feed him all organic food, and nap only in the crib. I feel like I made a pretty good run at all of these things. But as he started to grow up, he became more opinionated, p...

September 14, 2019

I couldn't help myself....I reached out to Athleta directly.  And I want to share with all of my followers how this brand is doing so much good in the community. Support local, and support those who are actively working to make the world a better place. Thank you, Athl...

September 10, 2019

When I worked at Trinity, teaching First Grade for several years, the term “level up” became common. In the classroom, this was about presenting the kids with a concept or an idea, and then having a next steps on the ready to keep the children learning at their fullest...

September 5, 2019

I recently had coffee with a dear friend of mine, one who I consider to be a mentor and influencer in many aspects of Growing Grounded, and someone whose opinion I value greatly. We talk about our one, five, and ten year goals, we swap articles and podcasts about topic...

August 27, 2019

The past few weeks have been memorable at the Bristow household, and as much as I promised myself I would do not work while I was on maternity leave, I felt compelled to share a few experiences. 

After 37 weeks of an “easy” pregnancy, no major complications, just the us...

July 29, 2019

August can be a significant month for all of us. Maybe you checked a new spot off your bucket list or perhaps you read all the books on your summer reading list. Perhaps it’s time for a new school or career adventures, or maybe it means more routine and the beginning o...

June 27, 2019

Meditation has become part of my daily practice in the past few years, although some days it seems easier than others. As with most things, there is always an excuse that inhibits me from the practice- don’t have time, don’t have the space, don’t feel like it, etc. 

I h...

January 23, 2019

Picture this...It’s the end of the day, everyone is tired from school, work, parenting, sports practice (or a myriad of other reasons) and you sit down for dinner together - maybe it’s the first time you have all been together for the day - and it’s...nice. Perhaps eve...

August 15, 2018

Friday is always a good day- the end of the work week and two slower paced days ahead with no need for an alarm clock. Around our house, it means a movie night and then pancakes for breakfast just one sleep away- it’s a feel good kind of day. Last Friday was a particul...

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Sarah is the co-director of team Bristow, a passionate educator and mentor, and an advocate for a healthy lifestyle. Just like the rest of us, she seeks to grow every day.

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