Tag: Kids

When Sh*T Hits The Floor, Not The Fan

The focus of May was on my parenting, and one of my goals was to teach each of my daughters a new skill. The biggest of this focus was going to be on Potty training my two year old. I have been dreading this, and therefor procrastinating. I think in many ways I still am

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1-2-3 Magic

I was recently involved in a conversation with a few other moms, about discipline and how to get you child to listen to you. One of the friends was discussing how she genuinely struggles with her strong-willed child; the little guy is as sweet as can be, but she struggles with getting him to follow

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How are we speaking to our kids?

During a dinner conversation with my dad a few years ago, he asked me what I wanted for our girls as they grow up; what characteristics I would want them to personify? He then told me to write them all down, and consciously work to ensure the girls develop these qualities and attributes.  I have

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Sometimes Parenting is Crying in the Bathroom

I had a completely different post planned today. What I planned to write about, was the power of the words we use with our children. I have that post mostly written; however, when your focus for the month is parenting and you end of closing yourself in the bathroom, because you feel like a complete

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Happiness High Standards

I watched another TED Talk. One thing I love about a TED Talk is that because they are short, you can get a lot of information in a small amount of time. I generally watch them while I do my makeup in the mornings, and it’s a great way to utilize NET time (No Extra

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Taboos of Parenting

There is a really great Ted Talk I watched yesterday about 4 Taboos of Parenting.¬†During the Talk Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, the founders of Babble, discuss the expectations of parenting versus the reality of parenting and the taboo things we as parents can’t talk about. You can’t say you didn’t fall in love with

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MISSRepresentation

While searching for different media which I could use to improve my parenting skills, I stumbled across a documentary on Netflix, MissRepresentation. This incredible documentary focuses specifically how the media influences women in our society. Throughout the documentary, countless examples are given about how women are portrayed through media and the effects this has on their

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Happiness Project: Motherhood May

It’s a new month, which means a new topic for May, and this month its parenting. Anyone with children knows that parenting is a full-time, 24/7 job, and as a stay at home mom, this is even more true because parenting is my only job. When my husband and I decided I would stay home

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Count Blessings Instead of Sheep

In general I have always been an anxious person; It’s been a joke for years that I am never really described as “cool, calm and collected.” It has taken years of school and reading and life, to find ways for me to cope with anxiety. And I would say that I have done a pretty

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