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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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The demands of motherhood are big to say the least!

The demands of motherhood are big to say the least!

How we respond has so much to do with how we’re feeling and this is why self care in whatever form that looks like for us as Mothers is so critical.
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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Separation anxiety is normal.

Separation anxiety is normal.

Toddlers are designed to want to spend time with people that they are attached to; so it’s our job to help them find ways to bond with their caregivers.
Here are some helpful tips:
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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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Daddy's girl.

Daddy's girl.

When I was sick, once she realized that Javier was not on the bed she went straight to the couch where he was sleeping and joined him there.
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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.
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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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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