Do or do not - there is no try. The ins and outs of one of the most difficult jobs on earth: parenting.
- Top Story - June 2022
How I've Accepted My Kids are Delaying My Dreams and Goals
I had so many high hopes and expectations When I was pregnant with my son last year, I made a vow that when the time came for my maternity leave*, I would go guns blazing, writing, recording, and creating, while he napped. I learned with my daughter that newborns sleep A LOT and they don't need me to stare at them while they're safely bundled in their crib. I can sneak away and do things for myself.
Can we stop shaming parents for having a break from their kids? I understand that maybe this comes from seeing some parents have nannys and never spend time with their kids, but for us, when we send our kids over to my parents they are spending quality time with their grandparents. Why do people shame us for that? Why would you shame someone that is letting their kids learn from someone older and wiser than even their parents?
Finding courage & clarity through messes you can’t control
Taking control is the shortest path to a feeling of contentment and peace... until another human shows up. This other human has their own will (shock, horror) that is different to yours (hooray), and they want to try it out in the garden of your life!
As soon as my bright, precocious, and happy one-year-old daughter had her first birthday party, I plopped her on the most deluxe potty-chair I could find. I was more than confident that her training would be a breeze. However, she had other plans. For the next few years, she clearly articulated precisely how she felt about my unrelenting efforts to get her toilet training completed.
Why be a Minimalist Mom?
Recent years have seen a rise in popularity for minimalism. And rightfully so! The benefits of living on less are numerous. Nevertheless, there are many misconceptions and myths surrounding a minimalist lifestyle.
A Common Habit, but not so innocent, 4 tips to break the habit of Thumb sucking
Your baby also sucks his thumb and you don’t know how to wean him off of it? It is one of the most common problems faced by many parents and can be very stubborn as the child sucks his thumb because he is ‘solving’ his distress. If your child is already three years old, it’s time to break that habit. If you wait too long, sucking your thumb can have unpleasant consequences: incorrect tooth position and bite, even incorrect pronunciation. Sucking your thumb and fingers is normal in a newborn and an important way to calm down, but when your baby is three years old, it’s time to break that habit. But experts warn that the problem should never be tackled by force, but gradually.
Leave your kids home
You’re welcome, but leave your kids at home? You’re welcome and so are your kids if they’re disciplined! Is probably truer.
What I've Learned from Parenting
Parenting is the hardest job in the universe. Yes, I am convinced it is harder than deep-sea fishing, exploring space, performing brain surgery, or any other job you want to offer up as a contender. Do you know why? Because from the minute that screaming little bundle of joy pushes its way into the world, your life will never be yours again. Every hour, every minute, every second of every day is now a never-ending devotion towards your greatest creation. There are no sick days, no vacation days, and paid time off? Yeah, right.
I truly love my kids, but there are moments I look at them and think I miss being a kid. Think about it they get to play most of the day, while learning, eat, use bathroom in some way, and sleep. Yet take a second to look at life through their eyes. My middle child will cry bloody murder if his rubble Paw Patrol doll is missing. To an adult this is silly, but to a kid this doll has been on some adventures, been found countless times, and been in battle.
Raising an LGBTQI Child
If any of you beautiful readers out there need any tips or support raising an LGBTQI child with support, understanding, caring and love, then this blog entry is for you.
Parenting & Co-Parenting with a Narcissist
Have you ever had an encounter with a narcissist, but you were unaware they were such until you got to know them? Did you already have children with that person before realizing they were a narcissist because they unleashed their charm upon you, and you were instantly sucked in? Well, if those questions became relatable to your situation, I have something to share with you.
How to speak to your child
Children is our most prized possessions. They can make you laugh, cry, and even get you upset. How you respond to your child is the most important thing. Your response will determined how your child will turn out.