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You're Still a Good Mom

You're Still a Good Mom

Motherhood is portrayed as this dream-like fairytale full of precious picture-perfect moments. While those moments do exist, they don't paint the full picture of what motherhood is truly like. 
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Hard Truth

Hard Truth

Acknowledging that it’s challenging, that we may not always know how to respond, or that sometimes we respond in ways that we later regret is okay.⁣⁣ There is nothing wrong with feeling stressed and overwhelmed.⁣⁣
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6 Strategies That Support Our Toddlers

6 Strategies That Support Our Toddlers

Earlier on this week we talked about the WHY behind the “terrible 2s,3s,4s”⁣⁣ As a refresher, if we anticipate that these years will be terrible then we approach them with anxiety, dread, and resentment. ⁣⁣
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When Your Kid is Scared

When Your Kid is Scared

Your toddler is scared of the slide, or school drop off, or a purple crayon. Maybe it's a valid fear, or maybe it's ridiculous, but either way, we go, "You're fine! Don't be scared!"
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Indoor Full Body Play Ideas

Indoor Full Body Play Ideas

Just in time for the weekend! 😆 Let’s talk EASY indoor play activities to add into your toddler or preschooler’s routine. I’m a big fan of using household objects for simple activities - nothing fancy required!
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No Such Thing As a Bad Child

No Such Thing As a Bad Child

Children are excellent mirrors of the people and environments around them. When a child displays an unwanted behavior, let’s pause and ask ourselves why is this behavior happening? And why now?⁣⁣
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Kids Who Need the Most Love

Kids Who Need the Most Love

Children misbehave most when they crave attention, emotional connection, autonomy, and a sense of personal power. When children misbehave, they are using their behavior to communicate unmet needs.
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The Power of Routines

The Power of Routines

Routines for children are SO powerful (like, I’m obsessed 😝), but often times we don’t really think about why 🤷‍♀️ Well, here you have it my friends... the top reasons why!
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8 Things to Try Before Yelling

8 Things to Try Before Yelling

If we are prone to yelling and our child is not responding, it’s possible they’ve developed a defense against it in order to protect themselves. If there is no imminent danger, before you yell pause & notice what you're experiencing.⁣⁣
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Ways to Shift a Toddler's Mood

Ways to Shift a Toddler's Mood

Toddlers experience a rollercoaster of emotions just like grown ups, and that’s ok! We all wake up on the wrong side of the toddler bed sometimes. If you’ve determined they are fed, rested, and otherwise healthy, then here’s a list of things you can do to shift the mood.
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Things Not Mentioned About Motherhood

Things Not Mentioned About Motherhood

I asked this question in stories and these themes emerged in the thousands of responses I received. ⁣
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Tips For Reading With Toddlers

Tips For Reading With Toddlers

Getting face to face is not always possible, but when you can, you’ll be able to connect with your child through eye contact and facial expressions and you can see/hear each other’s messages better.
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