Mommy Time Ideas

Mommy Time Ideas

Much of our days are focused on our kids and husband. But as mommies, we should fill ourselves up in order for us to stay sane and become better in every role that we have. Personally, I strive for guilt-free “me time”. It is a priority on my to-do list. Here’s a quick list of some Mommy Time ideas. I know a lot of mommies have already established what their “me time” consists. But if you’ve not yet tried it, I hope this list will help you get started. Get a massage! This can often do more wonders. Take a bubble bath and add your favorite fragrance. You can do this while the baby is asleep (if you have a baby) or while your kids are in school. Plan a special date night with your husband. I always make it a goal for me and my husband to have a date at least once a week. There may be times we just couldn’t make it, but we always strive to make time for just the two of us as much as possible. Dig in your garden! Taking care of my garden is rejuvenating. It takes away stress. Pick up an

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How to Discipline Your Kids without Yelling

How to Discipline Your Kids without Yelling

No yelling in the house. This is our rule. Even when my husband and I argue, we agreed to do it without yelling. Many couples yell when they argue. These parents also yell at their kids when they’re angry or upset. But they don’t realize its effects. So, how can you get your kids to listen to you without yelling or raising your voice? Why they won’t listen I don’t believe that kids are being disobedient or rebellious when they don’t listen. But why are they ignoring us? Think about it. When we’re in the middle of doing something important and our kids asks us to look and pay attention to them, we don’t respond immediately. So, when your kid doesn’t seem to listen to you, try to get his/her attention and do it with patience. Find a way to get your kids to comply with your rules or requests in a gentle manner To get your kid’s attention, walk to them as you would do in your office with fellow employees. This is a respectful and a much better way to get their attention rather than yelling. Also, stoop down at their level and then speak to them softly

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How to Prepare Your Toddler for a New Baby

How to Prepare Your Toddler for a New Baby

Hey, lovely mommy! Are you ready for another baby? What about your toddler? Is he/she ready? You can totally juggle (not literally) a newborn and a toddler. First off, make sure you prepare your toddler. Here’s what you can do to prepare your toddler for a new baby: Orientation Talk with your toddler about what newborn babies are like. Tell your toddlers that they, too, used to be babies and show them their baby photos. Tell them that babies mainly sleep, nurse and cry. Let them know that little babies need to be safely held because they’re very delicate. Tell stories about how you took care of them when they were still a baby. Educate them about nursing babies Try to find opportunities for your toddlers to see you nursing your baby. It’s usual for children to be curious when they see that you’re breastfeeding the baby. Simply tell them that nursing is how you feed the baby. You may explain that mommies make milk for babies. Point out that the baby can’t eat foods that little kids eat. So, the baby will have to be nursed. Boost their Morale Let your toddler know that he/she is going to be

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Don’t Let Grandparents Spoil Your Kids

Don’t Let Grandparents Spoil Your Kids

Most grandparents have the tendency to spoil their grandchildren. And the reason is simple — it makes them happy. However, you’re the one who have to deal with cranky critters when your parents leave. So, you want to ensure that your childcare philosophy is in practice when your little one is with your mom or mom in-law. Here’s how you can keep grandparents from spoiling your kids and how you can get them to follow the rules you’ve set for your children: Lay down the rules Your parents or in-laws shouldn’t give treats that are choking hazards such as popcorn or candies. Of course, they’re concerned about your kid’s safety, but sometimes, they get lax about it because they want to make the kids happy. Lay down the rules. If they say it is okay for children to enjoy this or that, cite authorities like your child’s pediatrician, dentist, psychologist or other professionals to support your rules. Kindly ask for their cooperation Tell your parents that you’re establishing your authority over the kids and that you’ll appreciate if they cooperate by teaching their grandkids to obey you. Talk to your parents or in-laws and acknowledge that you appreciate their lavish

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