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This month, Ginny takes solace in the likelihood that she’ll be through the crazy-making cycles of perimenopause before her son hits puberty. Cycling, in this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on...

Ginny Hamilton grew up in a storytelling family. Her son is being well versed in this tradition. In this month’s "Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting," Ginny looks...

Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting

Raising a loving hero, in Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting.

Potty training? There’s a book. Sleep training? Plenty of step by step approaches. How to ride a bike? YouTube tutorials galore. How to be honest? Ginny's sources aren’t on the library’s...

In this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting, Pain Specialist & Yoga Instructor Ginny Hamilton shares how she is trying to drink more water, one little way...

We call vacations “a breather” for a reason. Pain Specialist & Yoga Instructor Ginny Hamilton and her spouse recently took a grown up vacation. In "Off the Mat: Reflections on the...

Ginny Hamilton readily admits that her son is her best teacher, even if she rarely consents to being a student in his playroom classroom. Testing in first grade, in this...

Pain specialist & yoga Instructor Ginny Hamilton is committed to answering her young son’s questions honestly. Even about sex. Even in public. Deep breaths and pregnant pauses, in this month’s "Off...

Parents, especially expectant and new ones, are inundated with free advice. What’s a friend to do when ASKED for ideas about parenting in our crazy world? In this month’s "Off the...

Do you let your kids quit? Do you let yourself quit? In this month’s "Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting," Ginny Hamilton explores the difference between being comfortable...

The Dalai Lama says “kindness is my religion.” I was taught how to be polite, not how to be kind. In this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of...

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron. In "Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting" this month, Hilltown Families contributing writer & yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton, shares her Autumn practice, born...

In this month’s "Off the Mat, Reflections on the Practice of Parenting," Ginny shares her summer journey inspiring a sense of magic in her little guy before sending him of...

"Why did you hurt me on purpose, Mama?,” comes the zinger from the back seat. In this month's "Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting," Hilltown Families Contributing Writer...

What’s an anxious Mama to do when presented with a last minute chance to travel to Alaska with her Dad? In this month’s "Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of...

With a desire for independence must come a responsibility to allow yourself to be open to interdependence. It's always a surprise how much people actually want to help and it's up...

This May, yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton is spending time out of town with her teacher and with her students, away from the responsibilities of motherhood. In this month’s "Off the Mat:...

In this edition of "Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting," Hilltown Families contributing writer, yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton, sees the unseen through her practice and through her son....

How have you responded to this winter’s stir crazy blend of excess snow, bitter cold, and school closings and delays? When yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton finally had an uninterrupted moment to...

Since her teen years, yoga Instructor Ginny Hamilton has worked to engage others to acknowledge race and address racism. In this month’s "Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting,"...

In this month’s "Off the Mat, Reflections on the Practice of Parenting," Hilltown Families contributing writer, and yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton, shares her New Year’s re-solutions, hoping a public commitment will...

As the daughter of an anxious mother and mother of an anxious child, yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton regularly walks the edge of fear. In this month’s edition of "Off the Mat:...

As a yoga instructor, Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, Ginny Hamilton, aspires to 20 minutes of meditation before sunrise – or before her son rises is more like it. In reality, she...

Ladies and gentlemen, take a journey through the eyes of Pigget- a young boy's durable friend. Once sharing "top billing" with Mama and Poppa, Pigget feels a shifting in the world...

Hilltown Families Contributing Writer (and yoga instructor) Ginny Hamilton does some of her best thinking in the shower. This month, she examines her knee-jerk reactions in hopes of teaching her...

From our new writer comes a touching story of true freedom of expression, and having that conversation of "freedom" with your child. Why should children fall into lines marked by social...

A brand new monthly column, "Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting," with our newest contributing writer, Ginny Hamilton, debuts today! Ginny is a yoga instructor who explores how...