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I am their safe place

I am their safe place

I was reminded today that we mamas are our children’s safe place. As parents, we usually take the brunt of our children’s worst behavior.
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The trap of perfectionism & processing emotions

The trap of perfectionism & processing emotions

Thea lied yesterday. Like all humans, she’s tempted to believe that the lie will save her from consequences. When the deceit was revealed, she turned her eyes downcast, clenched her jar & turned red. I placed my hand in her chest while she cried.
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Some problems take a long time to solve:)

Some problems take a long time to solve:)

My kids blow me away with how much their hearts feel things, how naturally empathetic and open they are. It’s so beautiful to watch them and I feel like I am constantly learning more and more about the nature of humans just by raising them.
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Hiking became more fun!

Hiking became more fun!

For our recent trip to Death Valley we used @be_mindful_kids hiking backpack. And guys I have to admit it is so so much better compared to regular carriers we used for hiking before.

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Rolling in to Monday like..

Rolling in to Monday like..

But in all seriousness, the last two weeks have had some tough moments. Between little miss’s high fever, rainy cold days, and this terrible bug hitting me for four full days, January has not been my favorite.
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About motherhood.

About motherhood.

"The greatest joy and happiness you will find in this life will be from being a worthy wife and mother.”
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What about dopamine?

What about dopamine?

Dopamine is the chemical in the brain essential for motivation and attention. Infants experience a significant drop in dopamine the second they are separated from their mothers (or equally loving, responsive caregivers).
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Behaviorist approach to parenting vs. developmentalist approach

Behaviorist approach to parenting vs. developmentalist approach

A behaviorist looks at the behavior the child is displaying and asks, how can I change it?
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What's your trigger?

What's your trigger?

Mine is whining. And trying to get out the door on time. These are the moments I lose my patience the fastest. Moments when I want to lash out and let my "lizard" brain get the best of me.
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Praising kids

Praising kids

I've written about praise before, but in re-reading Alfie Kohn's work recently, my stance on NOT praising kids has been strengthened. Here's why:
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Tips for a better life/work balance

Tips for a better life/work balance

It can be hard getting work done without getting disturbed by colleagues, incoming mails or phone calls,.. Put a couple of time slots in your agenda that are for undisturbed work.
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Peaceful Parenting

Peaceful Parenting

Focusing first on our own self regulation, which includes healing and self-care, so we have a whole-brain and are able to connect and increase connection with our children, so we can coach and not control them.
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