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BLESSED to be having such a different pregnancy.

BLESSED to be having such a different pregnancy.

I swear it’s because I’m having a boy this time. Even though my doctor says that’s a total rumor that boy pregnancies differ from girl pregnancies.
Bench Bookkeeping
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Today I am struggling.

Today I am struggling.

I have a confession to make. Today I am struggling. I am struggling to do what I encourage so many other parents to do. And that’s to keep running the race and finish strong.
Milan Rousset
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23 weeks, 5 days.

23 weeks, 5 days.

Today I had an ultrasound to pretty much make sure baby is due in August and that everything checks out. They also took what felt like alllll my blood. 💉
Milan Rousset
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Are you the parent of a tween?

Are you the parent of a tween?

This phase can be just as challenging as the teenage years. But how do we stay close to our tween as they embark on discovering their independence?
Milan Rousset
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Sunday’s are for snuggles!

Sunday’s are for snuggles!

I never expected to be a rainbow mom. I really never expected to have to explain this to the girls one day. I know some may think “why tell them at all?”. It’s just not me.
Milan Rousset
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Connection, attachment, love.

Connection, attachment, love.

Our most basic needs are much easier met when we are cradled in a feeling of security from being connected to the people in our lives.
Milan Rousset
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Potty training TIPS needed!

Potty training TIPS needed!

About to dive into attempt #2 of potty training soon & I need ALLLLL the tips from my momma friends. ⁣
Milan Rousset
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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.
Milan Rousset
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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.

Milan Rousset
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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?
Milan Rousset
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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.
Milan Rousset
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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:
Milan Rousset
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