Another week, and we’re still navigating this new and strange reality. For the most part, I hope you’ve found your bearings, but if you are still feeling a little lost and out of control in life with kids, read on, because by the end of this email you’re going to know exactly what you can do […]
Well, there’s no avoiding it. The impact of the Corona virus has hit home for the majority of us in one way or another. You may be in quarantine, home with kids, or out of work. The effects are real, especially the fear and stress. One of the biggest concerns is supporting out kids practically […]
What happens when my kids want something that I can’t give them? Maybe I’m simply not able to. Or, dare I say, I just don’t want to.
How many times have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed and totally out of your depths, like “What the hell am I suppose to be doing here!?”
Sometimes, no matter how hard I try I just keep snapping at my kids. On one hand, I care and protect these children to a fault, often at the expense of my own well being. But on the other hand, sometimes they can do something so irritating
Like in any relationship, you and your kid are separate people with your own wants, wishes, and desires, so conflicts and battles of will are to be expected.
if we let our fears take over and guide us, not only do we miss precious opportunities to enjoy the present moment, but our kids miss out too.
When it comes to life with kids, one common technique parents use to help calm their kids’ big feelings is to name what they think their kid is feeling.
It’s hard to always know what the source of your kids’ behavior is and to know how to respond appropriately. Sometimes your kids are acting a certain way because they’re distracted by something more exciting or have different plans than you. Or in other words, it’s a battle of wills. Other times, your kids are […]
Last Friday morning I had one of those freak-out moments. I was getting myself and my kids ready to leave the house for the day, and I catch myself moving from room to room like a chicken with its head cut off
As soon as I became a mother, I quickly realized that despite all of my hopes and dreams of what motherhood was, I had no idea how to fulfill the image I had of myself as a mom. When it came to the daily grind with kids, there were definitely times when I felt like I […]
Every once in a while ‘it’ hits the fan and suddenly the predictability of your regular daily schedule is rudely interrupted by intense fear and unshakable feelings of threat. Suddenly everything that once felt safe is now a potential risk. You try to ignore it, to think of other things, but the fear is so […]
We’ve made it! The summer holidays are just about over and the kids are heading back to school. Yes! And even though the summer felt long (to me at least), the switch to a new school year and a new routine can seem sudden.
With the summer holidays in full swing your daily routine is in constant flux. Every day is so different that it can be challenging to keep up with your kids’ needs to be stimulated and balance them with their needs for rest, relaxation and recuperation.
If you’re one of the lucky ones, your kids will be at camp and the break from school schedule won’t disrupted your day to day routine to drastically.