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Clear Your Mind (And Your Floor)

We are stuck in a vicious cycle. Dirty dishes in the sink, toys everywhere, bills and mail lie unopened covering a quarter of the dining table. The fish tank is growing things, you’re down to your last pair of underwear, your kid has spaghetti dried in his hair. It’s easy to feel frazzled on the daily.

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A Rising Tide

Waves As waves crash over her tiny body, she embraces them. Flows with them. Becomes them. Her emotions ebb and flow. Lie smooth as glass. Rise up in massive swells, crashing down on everything within reach. Her tears just as salty. Her power just as mighty as the dark fluid mass rolling through the ocean. Constantly changing. Always beautiful. Raw. …

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Surrender

Worrying about our children. About the future. About their overall well being. About how to be what they need. The list goes on. I’ve noticed I lose the ability to focus on the present moment and maintain my sense of calm when I’m plagued with fears and worries. Future worries for your child, especially if they are highly sensitive and …

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You Are Enough

When you haven’t been able to get groceries, and settled for cereal for dinner. Remember, you are enough. When laundry is piled high, you haven’t showered in days, and you feel like you are drowning in a to do list. Remember, you are enough. When your child is struggling and yells at you to “go away.” Remember, you are enough. …

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Anxiety in Children

There’s nothing worse than when our children are hurt or suffering. It’s inevitable they will experience pain, grief and disappointment. It goes to a whole new level of “hard” when our kids suffer from heightened anxiety.  It’s distressing and, at times, heartbreaking for both parents and children. It is essential that our parenting tool box so to speak is well …

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Control, Let It Go

Control. Deny it all I like,  there’s a significant part of me that likes to have control. Eek, that’s not so easy to admit. Control, at least it’s negative aspects, is a pretty ugly word. I remember days gone by when I was all carefree, super chilled and pretty relaxed about practically everything. I thought that’s how I was anyway. …

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The 3 Day Sleep Challenge

Do you wake up refreshed and eager to start another day? Do you bounce out of bed with lots of energy moments after first opening your eyes? Yeah, neither do I. My kids, on the other hand, usually do. While I struggle to open my eyes and get out of bed in the morning, my 4 year old and 2 …

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Give Yourself a Break

As I walk down the street without a backwards glance, I can hear the continued screams from my one year old, in my husband’s arms, wanting to come with me. I push myself onward, fighting the burning in my eyes. The burn of sadness, guilt, and exhaustion. Sadness so strong that my every fiber wants to turn back and run …

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Your Voice Becomes Their Inner Voice

The first time I heard someone say “your voice will become their inner voice” I didn’t fully comprehend the truth and weight of the statement. It sounded a little full on and I personally felt an added pressure to this already incredibly hard parenting gig. However,  I started noticing my own internal voice…. It’s tone was a little harsh,  critical …

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Inconvenient Meltdowns – How To Stay Calm

We know that when our children lose it, really lose it, to the point where they have practically ZERO control over their emotions and are beyond distressed,  that they need our support and understanding. I find it relatively easy to stay calm and support our poppet during a huge meltdown when we’re at home and have the luxury of not …