If you’re a mom (and you’re here, so I’d bet that you are) you are probably stressed, pressed for time, and running in a thousand directions at once. And maybe the idea of mediating is as foreign to you as Mandarin Chinese does to me. Well, I’ve figured out the secret . . . [Read more…]
What is Independence in Children
Independence is defined as possessing freedom from outside control and instead having the ability rely on oneself.
As our children grow up, it is our job as parents to make certain that they are equipped with the necessary tools to lead a happy and satisfactory life. Independence is a huge part of that. Those of us who bear the unmistakable cloak of independence display undeniable courage, sheer strength, and deep intelligence.
Independence teaches hard lessons and hands out a dose of satisfying accomplishments.
Through independence, we are able to learn, grow, and deepen our souls. We are able to teach and provide for the future. We are able to truly be ourselves, through and through. Teaching it, will ensure that our kids will go forth knowing their worth, their strength, and not be swayed by pressures of todays society.
All that said, a little voice inside me whispers, “Nooooo, never let her go!!!” You too? Welcome to the boat. 🙂 Okay, where were we? Oh right — independence. Here we go… [Read more…]
BAM Talks: a parent community[dropcap]BAM[/dropcap] Talks is a parent discussion group united by deep family values, thankful for our common ground, and respect for diversities as guardians and leaders for our children. This is an open mind/no judgement place where you can feel safe and anonymous, if need be.
We are all human beings. As such, we are social beings. Sometimes, however, we feel a strange inability to relate to those closest to us. Other times, we need to hear a diverse thought on a topic or opinion. At times we just get stuck. Then again, on occasion, we just want to share good news about the happenings in your life. All are welcome.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his parent discussion board is for all those things that are on your mind as a parent
You can ask questions, share interesting things, tell stories, help others, or just hang around and talk to people. Don’t see a topic of interest? Start one of your own! Just click start a new topic and let’s get chatting.
Current topics covered in BAM Talks – a parent discussion:
- Baby sleeping issues
- New motherhood tips
- Relationship advice
- and more…
You Got This Parenting Thing, Right?
We’ve all heard it – Babies aren’t born with instructions. Thankfully, todays technology and social medias make parenting a piece of cake. I know, I know – the only way piece of cake and parenting go together is when there is a Finish Your Meal bribe going on between parent and toddler right around dinner time. [Read more…]
It’s with astonishment, I realize how right my mother was on the many life lessons she shared with me. One of those moments, in particular, struck me today, as I sit back and watch my little one playing in her Jumparoo, I am in awe.
Not long ago, she was not aware of her world staring at nothing but my eyes and the soul within, now she’s looking at the world with whole new eyes that are wildly darting at everything new, as she forms “Ma-ma”, looking in my direction, and I think to myself – How time FLIES!
Interestingly enough, I have also come across this little gem of a poem that sweetly encourages us moms to focus on the important things.
I teared up reading this poem by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton and as she now sits on my lap and I write these words, I am thankful. I am thankful for the clarity to see the trickle of moments. I am thankful for the big job ahead of me. I am thankful for you, my love – my little girl.
So as I write this, I just wanted to share this clarity with you, mamas. Focus on the things that will matter when we’re 100 and focus on nothing else.
You’ve made a cup of tea and just started to relax when “waaaah!”, baby is awake again. We asked our resident baby whisperer, Dorothy Waide, for her best advice on resettling a baby who really should still be sleeping.
All babies stir in their sleep and sometimes they wake up at this point of stirring even though they need more sleep. Babies need good long chunks of sleep. Not just cat naps here and there, but a routine of regularly timed sleeps of at least an hour and a half during the day.