Category: Motherhood – Finding You

5 Ways to Stop Being a Toxic Critical Parent

After my last two posts, you might have realized that you are more critical than you would like with your child. No need to go into instant panic mode if you’ve caught yourself being overly critical, but it is time to change your ways. Experts say that the negative impact on wellbeing that overly critical ...

Effects On Children Of Constant Criticism

As parents, we often tell ourselves, that our criticism, of course, is well-intentioned. We criticize because… We are anxious about our child’s future We want them to be their best selves We want them to reach their potential (whatever that means in our head) We want the best for him We want them to have a ...

Parenting Books

Audible Audible has been the biggest discovery for me last year. I used to have a huge pile of books to read that I wasn’t able to get to before a new one added the pile. I love reading, especially parenting books, and I was getting frustrated because I couldn’t find time to read. Enter… ...

Moms of 3 Are the Most Stressed Out

I thought I was the only one who thought the level of stress with 3 children was way higher than with 2. I had twins the first time around, and I dealt with it pretty well. I had my routines and structure in place. I had regular one on one and special times with each ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #7 – Remain Calm

This is one of the most difficult things to do as parents. We all have triggers that make us react in ways that we later regret. One of the keys to have a smooth morning routine is to remain calm in the face of mishaps, mistakes or delays. If we have implemented the first 6 ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #4 – Wake Up Before Your Kids

This is one of the best morning hacks you can follow! Waking up before your kids is truly life changing. We all envision our mornings having breakfast with our kids,  smiling and leaving the house with plenty of time. Unfortunately, for most families, mornings are dissorganized, reactive and chaotic. 10 Tips to wake up before your ...

March Parenting Resolution: Routines

Let’s take the time to review our family routines and improve them whenever possible to make sure our days run more smoothly. Routines give our children a sense of security, predictability and independence. Routines help everybody in the family what needs to be done, who should do what, when things need to be done, in what order ...

5 Steps to Help Get Rid of Mommy-Guilt

Mommy guilt is a massive phenomenon these days. Moms (and some dads) always find a way to feel guilty about something, and most of the time it is a never-ending cycle. For example, if I spend all morning working on my business, I feel guilty because I haven’t taken care of the house and the ...

What am I doing wrong?

Today I’ve been thinking a lot about my own parenting. Over the past few year and a half there’s been a lot of emotional and physical challenges, and many changes in my personal and family life, which have inevitably affected my daughters, my relationship with them and our family dynamics. Unfortunately, in some areas we ...

Your children are watching you

Sometimes we forget that what our children learn comes more from our behaviors than from our words. They are always watching us. I believe that just being aware of this would help us be better parents. They notice our disposition when we wake up in the morning. They see how we live. They see whether we face ...