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My Daily Routine with a Toddler

My Daily Routine with a Toddler

When I made the decision to stay home when my daughter was born almost 2 years ago, I had this vision of myself sitting at my desk working on a blog post, while my daughter played on the floor with a few toys quietly. Boy, was I wrong!
Milan Rousset
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Tips for Staying Productive When Working At Home

Tips for Staying Productive When Working At Home

Working from home has so many benefits, but you need to realize that it is not as easy as you may think. With all this disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are now faced with “working from home” in some capacity. The past two years I have been working from home, while taking care of my toddler, Caroline.
Milan Rousset
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Time of anxiety

Time of anxiety

Let’s talk Coronavirus and anxiety. Your kids are probably home from school for a while. Talk to your kids in a calm way. 
Milan Rousset
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Home Activities with Your Kids

Home Activities with Your Kids

The way you think will effect the way you feel. If you think, “This is awful!” You will feel awful. Choose healthier thoughts like, “This is unexpected. And it we can spend some family time. I get to create what this time looks like!”
Milan Rousset
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Covid 19 & Self Care

Covid 19 & Self Care

I know it can seem impossible to have any self care when we are all quarantined in the house...& it can be done with some planning! It’s important for you & your family.
Milan Rousset
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They Need An Outlet

They Need An Outlet

Our little ones have brains that aren't fully developed yet. The ability to be calm in the midst of raging emotions is hard for even many adults who have fully formed brains.
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Motherhood Rollercoaster

Motherhood Rollercoaster

I keep reminding myself of the roller coaster that motherhood is, and to be kind with myself on the tough days when I’m far from the “perfect” mom. ⁣
Milan Rousset
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Being a Mother Is Hard

Being a Mother Is Hard

It took all of my energy just to make it through the day. I struggled for months with horrible depression. I cried more than my baby did.⁣
I thought I would feel that sadness for the rest of my life. ⁣
Milan Rousset
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I'm Perfectly Imperfect and That's All She Needs

I'm Perfectly Imperfect and That's All She Needs

When I was pregnant I had this big idea of what kind of mother I would be. I made so many plans and set impossible standards for myself. ⁣
I so badly wanted to be that perfect mother I saw all over social media.⁣

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Disciplining

Disciplining

Growing up in an Asian country, we’re used to the school of thought that “if you spare the rod, you spoil the child”. We were also spanked and had tough punishments meted out on us as children, so when we became parents ourselves, this seemed to be the default mode of “disciplining”.
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They Will Know They’re Never Alone

They Will Know They’re Never Alone

It doesn’t matter where we are - together or separate. Location is irrelevant, I know this. It is possible to feel completely alone while being surrounded by family.
Milan Rousset
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Breaking down Generational Parenting Patterns

Breaking down Generational Parenting Patterns

No two strings are alike as we all come from different backgrounds and belief systems where both our relational and environmental conditions affect(ed) us in a variety of ways.
Milan Rousset
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