As you grow my beautiful little one this is what I want you to know.
"If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won’t get you there.” – Benjamin P. Hardy Willpower won't help you quit unhealthy habits. Yet, here we are. Trying desperately time and time again to exercise our willpower to make positive changes. Sure, the change may last for awhile, but over the longterm … Continue reading The Real Reasons You Can’t Quit Your Unhealthy Habits
It's 3 a.m. and you were barely asleep for an hour before you hear your baby cry again. Bleary-eyed you manage to wake up and walk in a zombie-like state to nurse your three-month-old for the fifth time that night. Somehow you still get up at 7 a.m. to get your four-year-old ready for preschool. … Continue reading This Is What Motherhood Is Really Teaching You
Have you ever felt like this? You've been up since 6 a.m. shuffling between getting ready for work and getting the kids ready for school in a fine balancing act rivaled only by performers from Cirque du Soleil. One child is refusing to get dressed and the other is demanding her hair be done exactly … Continue reading Simple Steps To Tackle Overwhelm That Don’t Involve A To Do List
As you scroll through your social feed, you see yet another picture of a glam mom sharing her favourite smoothie recipe, travel pictures or DIY kids costumes. Then, you stare down at your own breast milk stained shirt, and your mind instantly shifts to: What am I doing wrong? The undeniable truth is we're not … Continue reading Embracing #NoFilter: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting Real On Social Media And In Real Life
Have you ever gone against your gut as a parent and regretted it? I did and I felt like I was failing at parenting by letting down those I love most. Time and time again I put the needs of others ahead of those of my family ― because of my inability to speak up, … Continue reading Do This When You Feel Like You’re Failing At Parenting
“You’re doing a great job," our family doctor said after my youngest daughter’s one-year checkup. Tears welled in my eyes because I felt that couldn't possibly be true. Sure, I made homemade organic food, practiced attachment parenting, did plenty of reading and singing all while also taking care of my three-year-old, but it never felt like enough. There was always a lingering heavy feeling.
Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, advocates for less toys. His research shows that limiting the number of toys encourages deeper play and engagement.