A candid list of things to do in the last weeks of pregnancy. I spent way too much time worrying about how many outfits I had for Everly, and that we had her nursery in tip top shape and a shelf full of things like diaper ointment, baby sunscreen, and 4 different kinds of pacifier - and most of it didn’t get touched for months and months after she was born. I basically refused to go into labor until I was satisfied with the pile of onesies and hair accessories I had for her.
Extended breastfeeding is the norm in most human and primate societies. So why are we the weird ones? "Attachment (with respect to Martin Schoeller)" by Nathaniel Gold My son will be three-years-old next month and is still breastfeeding. In other words, he is a typical primate.
For Every Mother: 24 Questions to Seek Your True Self, Dreams and Goals | Mommy Labs - Creative Learning, Purposeful LivingEmail Share 458 Email Share As the song “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac played on my ipod, its soulful words filled my heart with a dull ache – a misery that I could not recognize immediately but it did not seem a stranger to me either. I heard it once with moist eyes; the second time with a big lump in my throat; the third time around I just needed to connect with myself and figure out what was going on. And that’s when I opened the word document and started writing… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YDZTudbX5o&feature=fvwrel[/youtube]
I saw red when I read a letter to an advice column from a childless woman who suspects her friend is lying about being busy all day . "I'm feeling like the kid is an excuse to relax and enjoy ," she says, so "why won't my friend tell me the truth?" She wonders what are stay-at-home-moms doing all day that they can't call or email?
Mommy With Selective Memory offers Crafts and Activities for Toddler and Preschooler, Keep Kids Busy, Improve Fine Motor and Sensory SkillsFrench Women Don't Have Mommy Guilt Mommy Guilt is terrible. Before I had kids, a friend told me that Moms never stop feeling guilty. I remember thinking she was crazy. "What on earth will I have to feel guilty about?"
Here are a couple printables that are sure to enrich your family and children! Hop over to Creating Better Habits and read my article about how to incorporate them into your family :) I also have some great tips and suggestions about hosting your first Family Council HERE and your first Personal Interview HERE If you like these, check out my Family Planner printables as well. These go great hand in hand. I keep my Family Council and Interview pages behind the Sunday section so that I remember to do it that day.
My list of life lessons I want to teach my children. 1. Don't let a day go by without doing something for someone else. It's as easy as holding the door for someone.
Email Share 302 Email Share I went to the Learning Societies UnConference ( read Part I – about being brave and breaking out of your comfort zone ) to seek answers to some homeschooling questions, to meet people on this journey and to get ideas for other things that I’m seeking in life at the moment. I’ve found some of the answers and pointers that I wanted, but I have to admit – from all these, I found myself learning more and more about my self and reflecting on who I am , what am I doing etc. Sharing some of my profound reflections, that I came back with – from LSuC – about children, how they learn, how our own conditioning affect our parenting and much more. Also, get to know the books that have made a deep impact on me.
By caseymullins | I love my kids so much that I sometimes go without food, drink, sleep or other conveniences so they can have an easier, more comfortable life. It’s certainly not anything dramatic, but there are nights once the littles are in bed that I sit down on the couch and realize I haven’t had a decent meal or moment to myself all day long. It’s a wonderful existence, raising these two little girls of mine, but it can also be an exhausting one.
For many busy parents, finding quality time to be with their kids can be a big challenge. I asked some of the busiest moms in the blogosphere to share their BEST tips for squeezing in quality time with their kids. You’ll notice how many of these busy moms don’t just “find” time to spend with their kids, rather they “make” time for them. Here are 10 creative tips that emerged: 1. Unplug –
Do you ever look at the little faces staring up at you and wonder, "What am I doing?" As a first year classroom teacher I thought I knew everything. By the time the second year rolled around I realized there were a lot of really important things that I had never done during the first year. By the time I was a third year teacher, I was painfully aware of how much I didn't know and how much I still had to learn. This is exactly how I feel as a parent.
By MaryAnne One of my primary goals as a parent is raising kids who get along with one another. My three kids may all love crafts and creating, but they each have their own, distinct personality – and I’m certain that number four will be no different.
It’s no secret that parenting well is a complex art form and each of us brings our own unique style and beliefs into the day to day raising of the children in our lives. But here are ten ways of thinking about your parenting career that can help, no matter what your style or the current age of your “baby”. 1. Your work as a parent needs and deserves lots of support from family, friends, neighbors, employers and the greater community around you.
So, this is part photography blog, and part mommy blog, and with this post I am attempting to give you a taste of both. I was reading an article today, and found it impossible not to share some of it. Hopefully you will love it as much as I did, and put some or all of it to good use.
I’m not an expert. My daughter’s a baby and whether she’ll turn out to have a positive body image is yet to be seen. But, I’ve learned a few things about the challenge of nurturing a positive body image over the past two and a half decades from growing up as a girl in our weight-obsessed culture, watching my mother thoughtfully and intentionally raise me, and as a ballet teacher seeing even very young girls struggle with the cultural messages of body image constantly before them.