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Unlearning Codependence

Unlearning Codependence

Codependency tells us that other people’s feelings are our responsibility. We need others to feel okay so we can feel okay. As you can imagine, this makes it tough for us to allow full emotional expression in others.
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Mom Truth

Mom Truth

“Won’t won’t you just sleep? I’m so exhausted! I can’t do this anymore.” ⁣
This was me the other night at 3 am when I finally had enough. 😫👆🏻⁣

Mom truth... ⁣
Something no one told me about before I became a mom, was how much I would OBSESS over sleep. It has consumed my life in so many aspects. ⁣
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Ways Little Kids Can Help

Ways Little Kids Can Help

Fascinated by how the world works, toddlers have a strong desire for consistency and repetition, craving routine and structure. Since play reflects real life, the way two-year-olds play starts looking more and more organized. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Try This Instead?

Try This Instead?

Our intention is to comfort kids and make them feel okay, but...it isn’t up to us to decide that they’re okay. Our job is to support them through whatever they are feeling. When we tell them not to cry, even with good intentions, their first thought when they want to cry will be “don’t!”
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Defensive Child

Defensive Child

“How do I teach him that it’s okay to make mistakes? Or that it’s my job to correct her?” are questions I hear all the time and hopefully this post will help give you some perspective.
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Kids Close in Age

Kids Close in Age

Some days are hard. Especially when all three are having a bad day. We see a lot of tears, hear a lot of screams, and I find myself telling them to not fight more often than I like. Those days I crawl into bed praying that God grants me a few extra minutes of sleep the next morning.
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My Two Babies

My Two Babies

I’ll be honest, the mom guilt has been so real these past few weeks as I get closer and closer to having baby. ⁣
I feel terrible that Maisy Jo’s life is about to be so different, and there’s not much I can do to fully prepare her for that. ⁣
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Finding Parenting Strengths

Finding Parenting Strengths

I’m not entirely surprised, there are more reasons to NOT know your parenting strengths, then To know them. We are busy, moving, shaking, feeding, wiping, shopping, kissing, comforting, calling, reminding, helping and many other things!
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Say Sorry!

Say Sorry!

“Say Sorry!” How to help our children fix mistakes, repair relationships and mean it when they say sorry. We’ve all said this. We’ve all said it because we are amazing parents that want our children to be empathetic and caring people who repair damages to relationships.
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Loving Boundaries

Loving Boundaries

If you are a parent, you have likely uttered these words to yourself. And you aren’t wrong, sometimes putting a relationship first is letting them wear the ball gown to bed.
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Instead of Denying Feelings

Instead of Denying Feelings

A key ingredient to raising whole children is ensuring their emotions are acknowledged and accepted. This is hard to do if you weren't afforded this kind fo connection as a child.⁣
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Emotions

Emotions

Allowing our children to feel their feelings models that emotions are neither good or bad. ⁣⁣⁣They are neutral. ⁣⁣⁣Emotions come and go like the waves in the sea.⁣⁣⁣ As we continue to model regulation and healthy coping strategies our children learn to observe their emotions, create space, and move on. ⁣⁣⁣
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