They way we react to our kiddos babbling is what encourages them to continue communicating. They learn very early on that their sounds mean something to us and are bolstered by our reactions. This is the fifth th in a series about communication between you and your child. Why focus on communication? Brazilian educator Paulo […]
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When your water breaks, you know you need to giddy on up to the hospital. But when contractions are making you feel like you might die from the inside yet are still eight minutes apart, you call the hospital twice thinking maybe they’ll take pity on you this time and tell you to come have […]
When you are a new mom, there seems to be no end to the advice that is thrown at you. “Sleep when the baby sleeps.” “Get the baby on a schedule.” “A pacifier will ruin their teeth.” And Later… As your child gets older, the advice changes into things about potty-training, car seats and preschools. […]
Bloom :: A Mother’s Day Event for ALL Moms is coming up in one week! Why do you want to join us at Bloom? We have been so busy behind the scenes making sure this event is perfect to celebrate motherhood and give you an incredible morning out. Our adorable swag bags filled with goodies, donuts, COFFEE, lunch […]
This April, my mom would have been 58. I can imagine her complaining about being another year older, but all the while, loving her time with her children and grandchildren. I had a wonderful mom. She had a difficult childhood, but used that experience as fuel to make my brother’s and my childhood exceptional. She […]
You’re going to judge. They’re going to judge. It’s human nature. You’ll find yourself questioning everything. Does she like me? Are our personalities connecting? Do we have the same taste in food? Is it weird to ask for her number? Do I wait a couple days to text her? Even though you’re not really dating, […]
We’re working really hard, but it’s easy to keep our family as our focus. My job isn’t overly demanding, and my husband is at home with our kids all but 12 hours per week. Our children aren’t involved in a bunch of extra-curricular activities because they’re one and four years old. Right now, my children […]
I’ve learned that I don’t have to consume everything that’s put in front of me. I get to choose what I read and listen to. But more importantly, I get the opportunity to make the time to learn more about how to do this work that I’ve chosen, and how to do it well.
I’ve learned that it means I gave up one title for a dozen others, but anything that’s worth having requires work. I am blessed with the opportunity to be at home with my children, and watch them grow up.
One child is sick and in need of urgent care. The other is having an epic meltdown. So what do you do? Pack their things, load up the car, travel to the nearest ER and sit in a crowded waiting room with two cranky kiddos. We’ve all been there. Instead of dragging your children out […]