Sometimes my natural reactions to my kiddo experiencing “big feelings” is less than lovely. I know good and well that when emotions are flying around unchecked, my children are not going to be the ones to bring wisdom to the table. Thanks to Daniel Tiger’s Big Feelings collection, I am loaded with an arsenal of songs […]
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This time last year I was overcome with self-doubt and constantly confused by my desire to hide from my responsibilities. I was living a life of continued panic, though I could not put my finger on what was wrong.
I’m realizing what I learn on the yoga mat can help me in life off the mat. One idea that I’m clinging to these days has nothing to do with the anthemic “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, but just might have you singing that refrain anyway.
You have wrangled a teething toddler who doesn’t understand all day pain. Not only that, you conquered piles of laundry, put the dishes in the dishwasher and turned it on. You have been spat upon, kicked, and hit during tantrums. There might be some food in your hair that was thrown your way during lunch. […]
A friend of mine was once asked when she felt able to say she had the whole parenting thing figured out. Her response: “the day before I had my first child!”
That sentiment seems to be everywhere you look right now. From festive lights, and picture perfect advertisements, to cheery tunes, holiday merriness is everywhere. In reality, though, this time of year can be anything but merry for many.
As moms, we all know pregnancy can be exciting, terrifying, joyful, and stressful. Hang on tight for a roller-coaster of emotions! With all these emotions (and extra hormones!), I found my pregnant-self upset the most by seemingly harmless comments from both friends and strangers.
Before any other plans are made, stop and consider your kids—what do they need to be happy? And isn’t that what matters? I’m not talking about a child-centered family. However, if the flow of your little one’s world becomes too jilted he will not be a happy camper and everyone will be affected. You will […]
I knew it was time to put our daughter in the church nursery. She was becoming a distraction during the service. A cute distraction, but a distraction nonetheless. Gone were the days when she would sweetly sleep in our arms throughout the sermon. Now we had a wiggle worm who smiled and cooed at everyone.
I am sure that my three-year-old enjoys his daycare. He has friends there, and he enjoys learning new things. I know he has excellent teachers, too. And yet, every morning he resists going and tells me, “I don’t want to go to school. I want to stay home and play.”