Just steeping some tea...reading my 6 year old’s journal about love. 😍 “Love is hard to find but I have a boyfriend. His name is Sam.” Yes, this is my 6 year old. She’s already found the love of her life. It seems like if you haven’t settled down by 1st grade you’re doing it wrong. I’m doomed. #datingadvice
For years, people suggested I do something in the “kid space”. As someone with nearly 20 years of experience in child development, I became a walking toolbox for any behavioral problem that came up during the day. My unique perspective allowed me to help bridge the communication gap between parent and child. This morning I went LIVE on FB sharing my strategy on increasing patience with your kids. Patience comes from understanding. When we understand what our child is actually doing/feeling/saying, it is SOOOOOO much easier to respond with patience. Taking the time to stop and think before reacting can be draining!!! And tedious! And time-consuming! But it’s also really freaking effective and beneficial to the relationship you have with your child. Patience is a muscle when it comes to parenting. If you don’t have it, you can build it. It may require a new routine, new habits, and the soreness may leave you feeling more exhausted in the beginning. But the results will pay off, and you’ll be left with a child who is far more inclined to cooperate, and even more important, a more positive connection to them. I teach exactly how to create this is in my Modern Mommy Masterclass. I strongly encourage you to join if practicing patience is on your list of things to do 😉. Join by tapping the link in the comments! #momcrushgoals#parentcoach#parentcoaching#childdevelopment#patience#positiveparenting#loveandlogic#momsohard#allthethings#winning#momlife#supernanny#parentingadvice
As parents, a common fear we have is: “If I can’t get a manage this behavior at four, what’s going to happen when they are fourteen?” Listen in as Master Instructor, Amy Speidel shares a way you can regain your composure and reframe that thought. Keep the learning going by watching more from this webinar which is Part 2 of our 3-part webinar series "Building Safety and Connection in Foster and Adoptive Families." 💻 Link to full video in our bio. As always, we wish you well! #iheartcd#parentingadvice#discipline#parentingtips#consciousparenting#consciousdiscipline
Looking for some advice? In this issue’s parenting and relationship advice column, No Drama Mama by Flavia Francesquin, Flavia here’s from Louise who is looking to help with her partner’s daughter’s tantrums. “I see a different child completely after she has visited my partner’s ex-partner. I have found the emotional side of this very difficult to handle. The little girl has just turned 7 years old and has a few learning difficulties such as grasping time and registering names etc.; Her behavior usually consists of screaming, crying, tantrums and saying nasty things towards myself and my partner.” Read more and what Flavia has to say in the November-December issue of Gay Parent Magazine available for purchase in print and as a digital download here: https://www.gayparentmag.com/new-issue Flavia Francesquini is a certified wellness counselor and parent coach. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. #parentingadvice#lgbtqadvice#relationship#wellness
I never understood this until now... because I feel exactly the same way with my own children! I just love seeing the excitement of my kids opening presents on Christmas Day🤗🎄👯♀️ -Thats all that matters💕 #repost @scarymommy #parents_relate365 s_relate365
We are going live at 12:30 on THURS, DECEMBER 13, on the Pink & Blue Mag FB page & on the Pink & Blue Mag FB group with Chana Ross, the owner and pelvic physiotherapist at Vital Physiotherapy & Wellness a women’s health and pelvic health physiotherapy clinic in mid-town Toronto. @vitalphysiotherapyandwellness. This is for anyone that had a baby or is going to have a baby, we will be discussing prenatal and postpartum physiotherapy and why it is so important.Chana has a ton of experience working with women all ages surrounding issues like pelvic health issues such as diastasis recti (“mummy tummy”), pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pregnancy preparation, pre and postnatal conditions as well as labor and delivery support. During this FREE event, you will have opportunities to ask questions and get answers on the spot. Whether you can make it live or not, I'm going to ask you to leave your questions right now in the comments below so we make sure cover the info you need! The event is taking place on the PINK & BLUE MAG Facebook page. ( Link in bio) If you can't make it live, circle back and watch the replay. p.s. There will be a special guest experience. This is a LIVE you do not want to miss... I CANT WAIT! xo NICOLE BLOOMBERG FOR MORE INFO: www.vitalphysiotherapy.com Email email@example.com Facebook Vitalphysiotherapytoronto Twitter @ChanaHRoss Instagram @vitalphysiotherapyandwellness #physiotherapy#diastasisrecti#postnatal#prenatal#pregnancy#parenting#babyblog#mommyblogger#womenshealth#womeneducation#parentingexpert#parentingtips#parentingadvice#facebooklive#momlife#momadvice#torontolife#torontomoms#pelvicfloor#pelvicfloordysfunction#pelvicfloorhealth#peeingmypants#momtribe#momcommunity#freeevent
Today, we spent the morning in the dark due to a power outage. This got us thinking... is your family ready for a power outage? Could you survive the day in the dark? With no heat? No stove or microwave? No Wi-Fi?
I sent these pics to my cousin. I said cousin...I use these everyday! Literally every single day. I’m done with chemical cleaners. This is my kitchen. This is my food. No no no. I’m done with chemicals. Thieves cleaner is all I use...for years now! This is how I keep my family clean and free of harmful food borne bad stuff. This is what I use to keep even worse hormone disrupting chemicals out of my home. :: This is my kitchen as is. Dishes in the sink...a spoon on the countertop. Real life!!! :: If you are ready for a change I am here to help you make it. The more you know, the better choices you make!
Dearest Mothers of IG,⠀ ⠀ Please share your ways to deal with sass.⠀ ⠀ Some days I am patient and understanding. Then there are days like most recently where my fuse is LIT. It all started on the way home from taking the boys to a Nerf Gun event with their Youth Group, 2 of the boys came outta nowhere with so much sass! I mean ALL the sass.⠀ ⠀ Then it moved on to how it is so incredibly important to check SnapChat. An outburst of my own may have occurred once I heard “Well you’re on Instagram” in a whispered, under the breath, snarky tone.⠀ ⠀ Looking back, I think they understood my annoyance with their desires to consistently be “plugged in” and not go outside, play a board game (gasp!), because they did not ask to play the Wii or anything the rest of the evening.⠀ Actually, after this sassy incident, it was a very nice evening. Maybe occasionally, my kids need that outburst 😉⠀ ⠀ So again, Dearest Moms of IG, what do you do when you are on the receiving end of sass?
This is a question that lots of people have been asking..that’s why we’re here to provide answers! New post in our Solution Center. Tap the link in our bio to learn all about chlorinated water, if it’s safe to drink, & what you can do to lower the chlorine in YOUR drinking water 💧
How many of these apps do you know? Do you monitor your child’s phone/iPad/computer? We live in a digital world. Our children are growing up in a time when these kinds of apps are readily available and accessible to them. Is fear and ignoring their existence (the apps/the technology, NOT your kids😂) the answer? ABSOLUTELY NOT. . . We must educate ourselves as the parents and learn how to use these apps. We must understand the dangers that inherently exist in all these things but ALSO learn how they can be used safely (If suitable for under 17—some of these are for 17+ but MANY children/teens are using them). . . What limits do you place around your child’s/teen’s use of tech? Do you monitor it? Do you read their texts? Do you know what is happening in their lives and the lives of their friends? Do you have open communication with them around WHY you do this? Do you try to understand the challenges they face on a daily basis? Do you discuss your own use of apps and how endlessly scrolling Instagram/Pinterest/Facebook makes you feel? . . Education is always the answer. The more you & your kids know the more you & they are prepared for the world they will soon be navigating on their own. Setting limits, banning inappropriate apps, monitoring language and pictures and above all else TALKING OPENLY about your family rules and expectations is key. There is NOTHING WRONG with doing the above. It is your job to keep your children safe, to educate them and to help them gain the skills they need to tackle the world on their own. Check out my blog for more info. Link in BIO⬆️⬆️⬆️ - - - - - #lazyparents#lazyparenting#parentinghacks#parenting101#realparenting#parentingtips#parentingishard#parentinggoals#parentingadvice#parentingblogger#imomcanadian#parenthood#momstruggles#realmomlife#momlife#momsofinstagram#dailyparenting#settinglimits#vancouvermom#yvrblogger#yvrmoms#vancouverblogger#canadianmom#parentingteens#digitalkids
Seriously though...what do I have to do to become a #brandambassador for #lush ??? Their products are amazing. I use their shampoo bar, their dry shampoo, and now I tried their happy happy joy joy conditioner. My hair is so soft and hippy yummy smelling. It didn’t weigh my weird waves down and I didn’t have to use heat on my hair AT ALL! Project #longhair is well underway. It’s all about the product! Come smell my hair. I’ll let ya. 😍
I can’t overstate how important I see this to be. If you’re holding a view or ‘label’ or fixed idea of your child’s temperament in your heart, they will on some level KNOW or FEEL this. . It doesn’t matter if you don’t explicitly speak about it or how much you try and ensure you interact with them kindly and calmly. If you to ANY degree believe they are feisty or lazy or wilful (like their dad/uncle/grandpa or whoever) they WILL be picking up on this. . If you’re not convinced and it feels a little far-fetched or woo to you, consider if you’re open to checking it out for yourself. Spend a few minutes a day jotting down all the wonderful, beautiful, awesome aspects/qualities about your child. If there’s a particular negative quality or temperament that you’ve long associated with them, see if you can focus on the positive aspect of it. . For example, the other way of viewing a ‘feisty’ or ‘sassy’ child is that they are determined, assertive, purposeful, spirited, courageous, vivacious, passionate, enthusiastic...I could go on, but you get the idea! . If you do this every day for at least a week, I will be astonished if you don’t notice changes. It’s a subtle shift, I know, but I promise you it makes a huge difference. And if there’s even the smallest possibility of you being able to change your child’s perception of themselves in this way, surely it’s worth a try?
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