Learning to Redirect Negative Thoughts
We all know that when we get into a bad mood, it can be the hardest thing to do to pull ourselves out of it; or make an effort to stop it. When we’re struggling, it’s hard to think past what we’re feeling in that exact moment; or to try and come up with solutions that could help us to feel better. However, it is of utmost importance that we realize and recognize what is happening when we drop, and work quickly to put a stop to it before it turns into an uncontrollable spiral.
The Ultimate Travel Checklist for Toddlers
Adding on to my last article, “Driving Across Country with a Toddler”, this is a thorough, easy to follow checklist to help ensure that you have everything you need for your child; to make the trip as easy and smooth as possible. Though some little ones may need more, less, or different things than others; this list is a great place to start.
Driving Across Country with a Toddler
Being a member of many mom groups on Facebook, I often see posts and questions made about a daunting task for many parents: Travelling long distances with a small child, and how to keep them happy during the trip. My son has never been a big fan of being in his car seat during drives, especially if they’re any longer than half an hour. So when my husband and I decided to up and move back across the country on a whim, in our little car nonetheless, the thought of how well our child would handle the trip caused me to experience dread. When we took the plunge and made the journey, however, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had anticipated. I’d like to help put your nerves about the idea of travelling long distance with a young child at ease, and share with you the tricks to how we did it; without it being a nightmare experience.
Seven Simple Ways to Practice Self Care
No matter who you are or what work you do, the feelings of exhaustion, depression and burn out are never fun. Pretty much everybody is familiar with the feeling of being too exhausted or feeling too low to bother taking care of themselves, at least once in their lives. A lot of people tend to ask the same question: “What can I do to make myself feel better? How can I ease these unpleasant feelings?”
Tantrums and Time Outs
If you’re an emotional mom like me, it can be a struggle to remain calm and know how to deal with your child’s breakdowns. As mothers, our instinct is to nurture and comfort; to find out the source of the problem and fix it. Being children, they have a natural tendency not to react positively when we can’t instantly make things better, or give them what they want. It pleases us to please our children, but when it comes to tantrums, tension and emotions tend to run high; and handling it incorrectly can quickly escalate the situation.
The Three P's of Potty Training
We all know that raising a toddler is no easy task, but let’s be honest: The majority of parents feel at least a little bit of dread and anxiety when it comes time for their little one to say goodbye to diapers. I certainly was not looking forward to it, but after several attempts at this intimidating task; I’m confident that I’ve got the secret down.
Six Struggles of the SAHM
Six Struggles of the SAHM Feb 19, 2021 There is a lot of debate throughout the online parenting community, as to which of the parenting roles is the hardest; or includes the most work: The man with a paid job, or the woman who stays home to care for the family. While the downsides of a paid job are usually obvious and easily seen, the stresses of the stay at home mom are often swept under the rug. These roles can of course be reversed, but as a woman; I can only write from the perspective of a mother.