Category: Motherhood – Finding You

Parenting is the hardest job

“The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children, the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.” – Benjamin Spock, MD Before we become parents, we see ourselves avoiding the mistakes we identified in other ...

February Parenting Resolution: Love and Connection

Cupid knocks on our doors in February, so what better month to focus on love and connection? The goal of this month is to figure out each of our children’s preferred love language and love on them the way they want to be loved. Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the book ‘The five love languages ...

January Parenting Resolution: Self Care

Some of us might not have started the year focusing on this, but it’s never to late to start. We can definitely pick it up in February and combine it with February’s resolution. In parenting everything starts with us! We have all heard that we cannot give what we don’t have, so we have to ...

12 Parenting Resolutions for a Peaceful 2018

I hope 2018 is off to a good start. My year has definitely started on a good note, much better than 2017, but that’s another story. Anyway, we all have resolutions that we want to accomplish in the new year. For me, that includes parenting resolutions as well. I thought it’d be helpful to create ...

It all starts with us…

It all starts with us when it comes to raising our children. We sometimes forget about the emotional baggage, energy, behavior, mood, feelings… that we are bringing into our relationship with our children and focus only on their behavior. This week, I have been reading the book ‘Parenting from the Inside Out’ once again, and ...

10 Things To Do When You Lose It With Your Child

We have all been there. None of us is perfect, and we all have days or moments when we lose control and our ‘positive and gentle parenting’ goes out the window. I have never spanked, hit, pushed… or used any other form of corporal punishment with my daughters. But… I have yelled at them, I ...

Be the Best Parent You Can Be… Chinese or Western

We started this year with a very controversial parenting article published by the Wall Street Journal, and authored by Amy Chua, titled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior“. I am sure that you’ve probably already read it, but if you haven’t I’d invite you to do so. Not because I agree with her parenting philosophy (I ...

Be the best role model, they’re always watching

I wanted to share a quote and a poem that show what I believe sum up exactly why we should always be aware of how we behave for the sake of our children. They always pay attention to who we are, how we behave. The best lesson we can give them is a life well ...