Our little fellas run around in circles laughing at each other for no reason at all. It is very evident that they are kids. There are a few things that I do want to instill in them early, by teaching them now and reminding them often. One of those lessons, one of the biggest ones, is for them to know unquestionably that they are loved.
One of the things I always wanted to do with my future kids, when I imagined them in my head before I was a mother, was bake goodies for holidays, special occasions, or just a rainy weekend indoors. I pictured us measuring our ingredients while reinforcing lessons about fractions and addition - so that some education was snuck into the fun like the secret ingredient in a family recipe. Well, that semi-quiet and calm day of baking with my boys may come when they're a bit older. For now, our everyday real life is loud, and rather messy. That's fine. I'm learning to love our beautiful mess. ⬆️CLICK PIC TO READ MORE⬆️
Three year olds are unpredictable. To be fair, many three year olds struggle with the reality of beginning to be able to fully feel and identify emotions WITHOUT allowing those emotions to completely take over their entire bodies. To give context, my particular three year old child is a wonderfully intelligent and imaginative, very dramatic human not unlike his mother. ⬆️CLICK TITLE ABOVE TO READ MORE⬆️
I could do a better job of folding laundry as soon as possible to avoid the perpetual pile. I could. I will. I will also, however, give myself a break more often to avoid the perpetual pile of unneeded, not helpful, guilt about everything.Life is lived in. That really is the beauty of it. ⬆️CLICK PIC TO READ MORE⬆️
As I learn more each day about balancing the demands of business and parenthood, the recurring reminder is not to take myself (or any experience) to seriously. Here are a few things I am implementing, taking a cue from my little guy and his peers. Don't Worry, Be Happy Little ones do not worry about [...]