The Bittersweetness of Mother’s Day


You know, last mothers day was bitter sweet. Why? Because I had had over a year to feel out the motherhood thing. I now know how much love and space your own child takes up in your body, heart, and mind. Because I had had a miserable time growing up and both my parents wereContinue reading “The Bittersweetness of Mother’s Day”

The Signs Your Child Is Feeling Out Of Touch With You


There are 4 main signs your child can be expressing when they are feeling out of touch, and 4 main signs that you may be doing as a prarent that can be contributing to the way your child feels – it can be any one of these signs for child and parent; it doesn’t needContinue reading “The Signs Your Child Is Feeling Out Of Touch With You”

When You Get Shunned For Being A Child And Family Relations Advocate


When you’re hated for being an advocate for children. For standing up for mental health. For standing up against poor parenting. For trying to educate parents and grown children the repercussions of certain parenting choices, past and present. I can’t help you if you think I make you feel like a shitty parent;But I canContinue reading “When You Get Shunned For Being A Child And Family Relations Advocate”

It’s Not Hard To Better Yourself; It’s Hard To Watch Others Not


One of the hardest parts I found of becoming a mother, was bettering myself. Not the act of bettering myself, but watching others who are parents, not. Becoming a parent, it was easy for me to reflect on my childhood and to know that some things when I grew up were very wrong, and thatContinue reading “It’s Not Hard To Better Yourself; It’s Hard To Watch Others Not”

The Emotional Wheel Chart For Adults And Kids


Emotions are diverse. Not only can we feel more than one thing at a time, emotions are not black and white. Sometime we struggle naming what we feel, because it’s more than just the primary emotions of “happy”, “sad”, “angry”, “tired”. When trying to identify and name your emotions to help understand and tame them,Continue reading “The Emotional Wheel Chart For Adults And Kids”

What Your Kids Can Do Instead Of Screen Time


12 -18 Month Examples: Put down some old towels and fill one bowl with Rice Crispies – because they’re more likely to try to put things in their mouth at this age – another with some milk, then an additional empty one. Give them some transferring supplies like measuring cups and spoons, and watch themContinue reading “What Your Kids Can Do Instead Of Screen Time”

Understanding Adult And Child Episodes Of Flipping Out


In my last section on parenting kids, seriously, I explained the left and right brain. Now I will explain the upstairs and downstairs brain. The downstairs brain controls: emotions, bodily sensations and actions i.e., anger, breathing, blinking, fear, fight or flight The upstairs brain controls: thinking, planning, imagining, processing, self understanding, control over your body, morals The brainContinue reading “Understanding Adult And Child Episodes Of Flipping Out”

WTF Is Montessori?


It is a methodology of child rearing and education founded and studied by Maria Montessori. It started with the study of children with special needs, and once it was observed just how well they thrived, it was then studied on all children (not just those with special needs). Again, they all thrived exceedingly well comparedContinue reading “WTF Is Montessori?”