The Happy Mother

I saw this quote earlier this morning on Facebook and it made me realize just how much my motherhood journey has pushed me to grow – but also how long it took me as a mother before I realised just how important a role my own happiness and wellbeing was to both my being a parent, as well as to the happiness and well being of my daughter. Being a happy mother over a perfect one was something that only came to me much, much later in the game…

There’s something about the way our kids know, without us having to say a word, when something’s going on with us – whether we’ve had a day from from hell, are holding back tears, or are so stretched and stressed that the smallest thing sets us off… regardless of how well we think we’re hiding it.

They don’t need our words to know. They can feel our energy.

And it influences the way they act and feel too. Don’t believe me?

 

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Tools to Empower Kids

Tools to Empower Kids

What kind of tools or resources do your kids have at their disposal when they’re sad, hurt, confused, grumpy, scared, apprehensive, or not feeling well? Do they know how to use these tools?

Do you teach them how to communicate their feelings and emotions, and allow them to understand what they’re feeling or thinking? Do you offer them tools to help them when they can’t find their words?

Have you ever considered how your kids perceive emotions, physical health, mental health, mood management, boundaries, personal space, actions and consequences, or their own wellbeing – and how these influence the different areas of their life – by how you approach, and manage, these areas of your own life?

It’s easy to forget they weren’t born with all the tools and knowledge that they need to navigate their world, and themselves. This comes with growth and experience – and who better to learn from than their parents?

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Love Languages for Kids: Receiving Gifts

Love languages for kid - giftsEnding off our ‘Love Languages for Kids’ series today with Receiving Gifts.

Have you enjoyed this series? Do you feel that it has helped you understand your LO’s style of communicating love? I’d love to hear from you!

RECEIVING GIFTS

If Gifting, either giving or receiving gifts, is your child’s primary (or even secondary love language) they feel loved, and in return show love, by gifts. For these children, it is more the thought and intention behind the gift than the actual gift itself.

🎁 Things to encourage:

  • Make special occasions ‘special’
  • Not all gifts have to be big gestures – keep it spontaneous
  • Make the effort to think of meaningful gifts

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Love Languages for Kids: Physical Touch

love languages - physical touchActs of Service, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, and Gifting – each child has their own way to feel loved, and to give love back to others.

Have you been following along? Have these posts helped you understand your LO?

Today we’re talking about PHYSICAL TOUCH

If Physical Touch is your child’s primary (or even secondary love language) they thrive off physical affection and being in close proximity to their loved ones. Does your child speak the language of ‘Physical Touch’? What are some of the ways they display this?

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Energy Education for Kids

Energy education for kids

Child Development does not mean developing your child into the person you think they should be, but rather helping them develop into the best person they are meant to be.

Teaching you child about health, wellbeing, their spiritual anatomy and energy, their emotions, mental health, and how to maintain balance from a young age will equip them with the necessary life skills and tools that they will use throughout their life.

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Love Languages for Kids: Quality Time

Love languages for kids - quality timeDo you know the love language of your child?

Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, and Gifting – each child has their own way to feel loved, and to give love back to others. Have you been following along? Have these posts helped you understand your LO?

QUALITY TIME

If Quality Time is your child’s primary (or even secondary love language) they thrive off spending time with you, their parent, and the ones they love. At times it may seem like they crave your attention – but they really just want to spend some ‘face-to-face’ time with you.

Does your child speak the language of ‘Quality Time’? What are some of the ways they display this?

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Love Languages for Kids – Acts of Service

Love languages for kids - acts of serviceActs of Service, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, and Gifting – each child has their own way to feel loved, and to give love back to others.

Identify the love language of your LO and strengthen the bond with them by ‘speaking’ their language. Helping to understand how your child speaks love will encourage a healthy relationship within the five different areas, which will come in useful in their own relationships as adults. It will also go a long way towards developing strong and healthy communication channels between you and your child.

ACTS OF SERVICE

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Energetic Protection; Crystals to protect your, and your baby’s,…

Here’s another bump post for all the preggy mama’s! Last time I posted about the crystals I use during my self-Reiki sessions, I had a ton of messages asking which crystals can be used during pregnancy – and there are a ton! All used for different purposes. But today I want to share some recommendations that will offer energetic protection.

Below are a few of my favorite crystals to use (wear) when I’m out and about that;
– protect my energy from external influences
– keep my Bebe safe from external influences
– keep my Bebe safe from taking on any negative Emotions or energies that I may experience during the day
– and protect us both from environmental energetic pollution.

It’s no secret that we are continually picking up and dumping energy throughout the day, and the pure, life growing comfortably inside your womb can be a magnet for all kinds of energy, including your own.

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Be Patient. Be Kind. Be Compassionate.

I want to chat about something that has been on my mind a lot this week, not so much a rant but more a sadness at how women treat each other online, let’s call it cyber-bullying, and particularly mothers.

Something I see happen almost daily is criticism, judgment, and downright bullying happen on the posts of women, and the trolling comes from other women (read moms). And to be honest, I’m appalled, it makes me really sad to see how so many women are so quick to critique the life of another.

This morning a saw a post of a woman who shared an image of her an her little family having arrived at their vacation destination- my first impression was how happy and excited they all looked despite having been on a plane for all those hours, with a tot, and probably jet lagged. The mom wrote about their flight with almost 2 year old and how well things went, but the car seat rental company had sent a faulty seat and they were hoping it wasn’t going to set the tone for their family vacay (she did mention that they had contacted the co and a new seat was being delivered to the airport). I empathized.

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