How To Handle Life With a dramatic toddler (Terrible Twos)

1/18/198:03 AM

Lately life has gotten pretty dramatic in our household, my wonderful and beautiful 2 years old has become quite the drama queen. I guess it does come with the amazing amazing joy of being a 2 year old, but lets be honest it can get quite exhausting and frustrating as well dealing with the mood swings and tantrums, so I thought I would share some simple ways you can help both yourself and your toddler.

  • Patience, there is no greater time in a parent's life to really understand and practice patience than when you have a toddler in your life. Its a very exhausting time in your life both mentally and physically but you will have to learn to be patient. For me I call it picking my battle, I can either lose my patience and make things worse or let her blow off some steam calm down and then we can try to get to the bottom of what is upsetting her. 
  • Let them have their tantrum, one thing I have learnt being a second time mom is that crying never hurt anyone so let them cry it out. My husband hates this but I think my brain and ears has learnt to tune out the screaming and shouting, that my daughter can have a good cry fest for like thirty mins and I don't even get affected by it. But I think as long as you check that its not anything you really can do (ie hungry, hurt themselves or truly needing you) then just let them cry it out, let them roll and scream all over the ground, most times after all that they will probably just take a nice long nap lol. 
  • Be understanding of the fact that your toddler is still learning to express themselves, this is something that we as parents tend to forget (even with being a second time mom I had to learn this all over) that at that age they are still learning how to differentiate emotions, learning how to talk and how to be dependent for themselves so with that brings on a lot of mixed emotions and just learning to adjust. 

The toddler phase can be both exciting and hectic, each day comes with a different set of emotions and obstacles. One of the biggest lessons I have learnt is that you just have to take each day as it comes. Understand that each phase has its own set of growing pains, but this too shall pass and as long as you are teaching them right from wrong (also good to remember this point in your child's life is when they are very impressionable and pick up on EVERYTHING!!!), they will be little helpers very soon.

How are you all handling the toddler phase in your home?

Simple Tasks Moms Can Outsource to Make Life Easier!

1/11/1912:17 AM

I say this all the time, motherhood is a job that never ends and then you add that on with your day to day doings and if you happen to be a working mom it can be quite daunting and very busy. But guess what  you don't have to live doing it all just because you are trying to be super mom. We live in a world where there are so many ways to have help and get help, but the reality is we have to be willing to ask for it. I thought I would share a few ways you can make your life easier by outsourcing certain things that make the day to day move smoothly.

How To Have A Successful Year As A Mom!

1/4/1912:35 AM

Being a mom especially to young ones, I know that feeling of trying to make it to the New Year and just leave all the stress of the holidays behind in the past year. But then we enter the new year feeling like wait I am not quite ready, anyone else feel like this once the new year starts? Well I have been there and I think the biggest lesson I have learnt in order to not have yet another crazy, hectic and overwhelmed year you need to set yourself up for success.

Why Its Important to Make Holiday Traditions For Young Family!

12/20/185:53 PM

So Christmas is literally right around the corner, I feel like the last half of 2018 just breezed by. Being a young mom to young kids the holiday season are especially prevalent and important because I feel like when you have kids you become even more aware of each and every holiday and wanting to immerse your kids in every of holiday spirit. As my girls are getting older, and starting to understand the ideas behind the holidays I am realizing that I need to create strong family traditions around the holiday season and be able to give them a better understanding of what this season stands for. I think this is so important especially for new and young families.

How Working Moms Can Balance Motherhood and Family

12/14/187:23 PM

Motherhood is a one of the greatest blessing in any woman's life but with motherhood comes  a balancing act and trying to figure out how it all fits with the life you already know. This feeling is especially real for working moms, after having my first daughter the idea of going back to work and putting my new baby in a daycare was so daunting and just so stressful to think of. Being a working mother take a lot of juggling and balancing so that way you can give your best at your job and still be able to give the very best to your child.

Why its not selfish to take time for yourself as a new mom

11/19/188:11 PM

One of my biggest struggle as a new mom was realizing that it’s completely OK to put myself first. I remember after I had Simi I literally gave up my social life, and felt I needed to be mommy 24/7 and just even the thought of taking some time for myself made me feel so guilt. Even now after two kids I still find it very hard to take some me time, just leaving the girls with their dad I feel like I need to cut my fun short and hurry back. This is such a horrible mentality and I know I am not the only young Mom that does this, we allow mommy guilt to consume us and very soon you are living in that mommy guilt space. But honestly it’s completely OK to be selfish with mommy time, it’s OK to take an extra hour after work to just have some time to yourself without the kids, or take one day out of the weekend to be left alone.

Advice for New Moms: How to not allow stress of motherhood affect your marriage

11/8/181:33 PM

Being a mom has its fair shares of stresses and can feel quite overwhelming to deal with. But the biggest mistake you can make as a new mom and wife is take that same overwhelming and frustrating feelings and dish them on your husband. Being a newly wed is alright quite an adjustment, but then adding on a new born to that equation can be hard on a couple but realizing that you are both in it together and dealing with everything that comes your way with that mentality will make the transition a lot easier. Here are some simple advice for new moms to not allow the everyday stresses of motherhood to affect your relationship with your husband.