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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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