Sometimes being present but NOT asking kids questions when emotions are high is the best way to relieve tensions and get your child (or anyone really) to open up about their feelings.[Read more…]
A few weeks ago we found out that we need to get glasses for my kinder, Lulu. She has amblyopia, which is the fancy term for lazy-eye. It took a while for the glasses order to arrive and last week we finally got them for her.[Read more…]
Being a working mom when the kids are sick is a huge challenge. To be honest, it was one of my biggest worries when I was going back to work after being a stay at home mom for three years. When your kid is unwell, it is a million times harder to find alternatives to staying home. And of course with two kids, we get double the illnesses.
Happy New Year 2019!
We’re one week into the new year now. I know I haven’t been updating the blog much the last couple months but I am definitely still here and excited to see what lies ahead in the New Year 2019.
But first I am taking the time to think back to the previous year, 2018 and all the excitement it brought into our lives. We had a lot of beginnings this past year. With so much going on, it’s easy to forget to look around and reflect. Before I jump into this New Year 2019 with both feet, I wanted to take the time to review everything we’ve been through.
I wanted to share this Five Little Pumpkins Halloween craft I did with my older daughter last year. It is based on the 5 Little Pumpkins rhyme. It’s very simple, we were able to complete it during baby’s nap time. Most importantly, it helps promote empathy and emotional intelligence as well as being educational.
As I’m preparing to go back to work, I am dusting off the cobwebs for all my tricks and tips for weeknight meals for busy families. With two working parents and kids in daycare and school all day long, there will be no one at home to prepare dinner. This is one of the most challenging aspects for me going back to working outside the home. There is literally not enough time to quickly prepare and eat dinner without the right plan for your family’s weeknight meals. No more winging it, I am stocking up the freezer and prepping ahead of time.