We have well and truly hit the terrible threes. I know it’s meant to be the terrible twos, and there were moments, but now I feel like we’re being properly tested.
I’m finding it so hard to know how to show authority which is what he’s rebelling against. You type something into Google and you get thousands of suggestions which also starts the spiral of self blame.
As an adopted child there’s always the thought that it’s related to that. However, I can generally get past that knowing friend’s kids are displaying similar behaviours. The thing I find the hardest is that as we would like to adopt another child our parenting is likely to be scrutinised before this can happen. The thought of this assessment doesn’t help the parenting anxiety that’s for sure!
I’ve got a 45 minute breather now whilst he enjoys Tumble Tots and I’m going to spend the whole time guilt free on my phone.
Here’s to all the parents struggling at the moment. Big virtual hugs being sent out.
Lesson of the weekend: 💩 happens. It’s how we handle it that matters.
Something we’ve been focusing on lately is how to handle the shit that life will inevitably throw your way. We struggle with making mountains out of mole hills over here and honoring that while you may FEEL like the world is ending, the reality is that it’s not. Learning tools to empower will guide you through those impossible feelings like stopping, breathing, and breaking problems down into smaller steps so the overwhelm shrinks.
Last week when Max fell down the cement steps head first, there was some bruising and blood, but X was convinced M was dying and grabbed my phone and called a few people to frantically tell them the news while screaming help. One of those people was Mike who happened to be traveling for work. Imagine listening to THAT message when your plane lands 🤦🏼♀️ Anyway, This feels like one of those super important things that I need to help guide X through the right way. As a teenager I remember feeling like every little bad thing that happened to me was permanent. But the truth is that the majority of the time, it’s not. It’s just a moment in time. I didn’t learn this until MANY years (and many dollars) of therapy later.
I’m totally rambling here. But how do you teach your kiddos that shit happens while honoring their emotions?? #sensorykids#neurodiversity#neurodiversefamily#sandiegoblogger#californiablogger#parenting#mindfulparenting#honoringemotions#shithappens
Day Five of Prayers of Gratitude // "What happens when things aren’t going our way? Is it possible to still feel joy in the midst of the pain? Not only do I think the answer to that question is a resounding YES, but I also believe that we can even be grateful for the pain. Will you allow the pain to deepen your relationship with God and with others? Challenge you? Refine you? And will you thank God for the pain because of the good work He is doing in your heart?" -@atthepicketfence ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Continue reading today's Devotional and prayer in our app.
Gettin’ smokey with my Savvy👀
Alternate caption, by Zack: “Where there’s smoke, there’s 🔥!” (It was important to him that the fire emoji be included)
So stoked for Black Friday sales! I’m hoping there’s some Savvy Minerals included... any guesses on what will be on sale?!
Parenting isn’t easy, because we have our own emotions to manage, too. Imagine what the world would be like if we had been taught emotional literacy skills when we were kids? The pressure is on us all, parents and teachers alike, to learn teach these skills to our kids... but we have to start with ourselves first, or at the very least, simultaneously. If we make emotional health a priority for adults and children alike, we will see a generational shift in our ability to cope with likes hardships. Just imagine. #emotionalliteracy#emotionalhealth#mentalhealth#parenting#momlife#momming#dadlife#toddlerlife#kidsofinstagram
Apprendre à grandir dans l’inconfort. Chaque matin les enfants voient leur père commencer sa journée avec les choses les plus difficiles (Entraînement + méthode Wim Hof). Ils apprennent tellement de chose juste en le regardant faire!
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Celebrating 2 birthdays with my lovely daughters, an overprotective unicorn, custom wrapping paper, and a derpy tie-dyed unicorn cake w/ cotton candy mane, lol. It was quite the entertaining weekend.
Dziś moją modelką jest Alunia💓 Czas na kolejny post o rozwoju dziecka - tym razem 7,8,9 miesiąc.
W 7 miesiącu pojawia się
- umiejetność długiego leżenia na boku z wydłużeniem strony obciążonej i skróceniem strony odciążonej, - początki pozycji czworaczej,
W 8 i 9 miesiącu pojawia się:
- dobra równowaga,
- próby raczkowania, - siad przez podpór bokiem,
🌸 pełzanie,czworakowanie, turlanie
🌸 rozwój umiejętności manipulacyjnych,
🌸 sprawny siad.
Jak wasze dzieciaki? Zaczęły się próby samodzielnego siadania?
@Regran_ed from @parentingdananak
Duh, pernah nih sekalinya anak-anak main dengan teman sebayanya, biasanya mereka fine-fine aja, tapi kali ini berbeda
Temannya ini kasar banget mainnya, semau-mau dia pokoknya. Belum selesai main satu permainan dia rebut mainan temennya, berantakin satu mainan ke mainan yang lain
Ternyata memang pola dirumahnya tidak dikasih aturan main, bebas aja semau anak. Anakpun jadi terbiasa bebas tanpa aturan
Ibu, aturan itu perlu diberikan kepada si kecil, meskipun mereka baru berumur 2 tahun tapi saya yakin mereka akan paham jika kita menyampaiknnya dengan bahasa yang sederhana dan benar
Anak perlu belajar sebab akibat, perlu belajar konsekuensi dan anak juga harus belajar bertanggung jawab. Dan ketiga hal tersebut harus diajarkan sejak dini 😊
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#peraturanuntukanak#peraturankeluarga#pengasuhananak#parenting#parentingquotes - #regrann
This boy has a huge heart for those that are part of his group… Especially animals. He is often asked to help out with peoples pets and this week and we are taking care of Mr. Norman, a beautiful English bulldog. 🎄
It’s a big responsibility helping out with someone’s fur baby. And all this from someone who we were once told he has no empathy. 😳 😢 🎄
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So excited to have these healing and nourishing oils (face serum + massage oil) handmade with love by a clinical herbalist @littletreewellness . So much focus and attention goes to a newborn baby post birth that I wanted to give a doula gift that would be supportive and soothing for tired parents 💕
💕MOM MONDAY FEATURE 💕
I know this Mom Monday feature is meant to be about me. But after being a mom, I have become part of a tribe and, by extension, I means you. And so this post, albeit about me, is really about you. Motherhood has made me more aware of people in the world than ever before – it’s almost an exponential exposure. All the mums stooped over pushchairs I never glanced at twice as I jovially headed towards my baby free Sunday brunch? I can now truly see them. I understand them. I smile at them. I make mum friends with them. We exchange glances of knowing that the rest of the world blissfully overlooks.
When I see Mums and Dads eating out with their children, I marvel at their bravery. I pray for them. For parents. For babies. For SAHMs, in particular. I see how unkind people can be towards them and I realise I used to be pretty ignorant myself. I am glad I am not that person anymore. I am glad I am a Mom, I am glad to have given birth, to have been the vessel which grew new life, to have the wisdom and knowledge that can only come with raising a child. I am glad I am surrounded by moms who want to teach, guide, uplift and motivate me in this oft-challenging yet oh-so-rewarding journey. I am grateful for you, you and you.
@Regrann from @saracelinaa - “Sometimes you’ll never know the value of a moment before it becomes a memory” ♥️ I try to stop and reflect at least once a day, even on the really hard days, reflect on how these moments I’m experiencing right now are the moments I will forever keep the closest to my heart ♥️ the first smiles, the first steps, the first words and everything in between.
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@jotex.se är verkligen min to go to butik när det kommer till heminredning, så mycket fint till bra priser och en till likadan matta som denna plus en sjukt mysig amningsfåtölj ligger högst upp på min önskelista till jul, hint hint @ljay86🎄 vill du också fynda lite julklappar från @jotex.se så får du 20% rabatt på en hel order (ej rea varor) med koden ”SARACELINA” - happy shopping 🎁 #jotex#jotexxmas .
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