Tried to be productive this weekend despite being sick. Reading this book, since I’m desperately trying to figure out this phase aka #terribletwos since lately Kina has been testing us. Halfway so far here’s what I have learned:
1) Do not avoid the story, let her recount and retell. Retelling will help them somehow understand.
2) Help them exercise their brain through everyday decision making. Like what color of slippers will she wear today.
3) Teach control of emotions by showing and explaining other people. Like why do you think the baby is crying?
4) Distract. During tantrums try to convert her attention to other things first. Then once she’s calm explain and retell.
Hopefully this will help me figure out how to take care of this terrible / trying / talkative twos phase ❤️ any other book suggestions to help me understand a toddler?
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It’s so hard to get picture of him these days. He’s always busy doing something and when I ask if I can take his photo, he says no almost every time. I respect his wishes coz I know there are times when you just don’t want your picture taken. So I’ll just keep sneaking these sleepy shots.
Nu 4 maand na de geboorte van haar zusje, heeft June nog steeds beetje moeite om 'haar' papa te delen. Ze zijn onafscheidelijk. Zeker nu we een beetje elk ons kindje hebben, Alix bij mij, June bij haar papa. Hun band is heel intens en mooi ❤️. Zo hoort het ook, maar ik vraag me toch wel af wanneer June het gewoon normaal gaat vinden, als Alixje ook geknuffeld wordt door haar papa 🙈. Hoort jaloezie, of bang voor een aandachtstekort, ook een beetje bij de leeftijd van een tweejarige peuterpuber? #foreverdaddysgirl •
Got the morning after party stares... a 3rd birthday party 🥳. All he ate was barbecue bugles (crisps) Tried a sandwich but spat it out. Ran around with his T shirt over his head flashing his tummy with the birthday boy. Cried because we wouldn’t let him have a dog biscuit (granted they DID look very much like chocolate biscuits 🍪) Then totally lost his [email protected]*t when it came to opening the presents and he realised none were for him 😳🤷♀️. Cue a quick exit and an hour and a half to placate him with a balloon before he would go to sleep when we got home.... 🥳🎉 🎈. Seems to like the balloon though #smallwins#kidsparties#toddlertantrums#terribletwos#herewego.
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Just a little late to the party but this weeks @creativemamascollective theme was rainbow! And what is better then a pink rainbow dance party with your mini me 😍
Hazel was so unwell at the start of the week, she would just scream at me “I am not a pretty princess” if I even brought this beautiful @nicoleelliott_designs and @hollyjacksonart outfit near her 🙈😂 #terribletwos ... but yesterday she couldn’t get enough of it! And I can’t wait to show you more! Swipe to see another 💕
Hope everyone has had an amazing weekend, we finished ours with friends at the beach! The perfect way to end a weekend! 💕
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Nothing like an early morning gluing and sticking Sesh to send your mum's anxiety through the roof 😱 We are still loving our new home although there are still a few things I'd like to add and change to make it more homely for us, all in good time! This week, I'm determined to get back on the organisation and into a proper routine. Bedtimes were a huge battle in our old house, and I was probably a bit lazy in terms of letting her watch her tablet downstairs with me until late, just so I could have some sort of me time. Not anymore! I'm being stricter on both of us with the bedtime routine. Dinner, bath, stories in bed, SLEEP! Last night we started reading stories at 7 and she finally went to sleep at 7.39 which isn't actually that bad I suppose. A good start! Today, we are off to a bouncy castle play session this morning which will be fun! Then this afternoon we will hopefully be spending some time with family. This week looks set to be hectic and very very boring. Sorting legal aid and family court stuff, sorting housing benefit and getting this horrific essay done for uni... which I am VERY behind in. Tonight, I'll be making a strict plan for the week to get me back on the motivation! I can do this! 💪💪 #singlemum#toddlermum#terribletwos#mywhy#myjourney#keepgoing#onedayatatime#debtfreejourney#frugalliving#toddlermum#terribletwos#debtfreecommunityuk#debtfreeuk#singlemum#singleparent#metime#singleparenting#debtfreecommunity#debtfreeuk#debtfreeby2022#debtfreecommunityuk#workingmum
As I’m sitting here wondering HOW these past two years went so fast, I am remembering all the memories. I am remembering every step, crawl, and run you’ve made. I’m screaming HAPPY birthday to my baby boy. I never knew I could love someone or someone could love me, so unconditionally. Then you came along, and you saved me. I love every piece of you, and I’m excited for all the time and adventures I’m going to get to experience with you little one. Thank you for all the laughs, tears, and random dance parties to Trolls. I don’t know how you got so big, but please stop growing. Happy birthday HayHay!💙🎂🥰👩👦
Three #boymoms + a #girlmom: besties for the resties. -
Almost 4 years ago I started working on myself. I’d been sick, tired, and felt uncomfortable in my skin. When I started I thought it was yet another freaking workout and nutrition plan that probs would not even work 🙄 (ugh to think of all the money wasted)
Instead, I found something that worked well and helped me finally feel amazing inside and out (talk about a gift).
When I started coaching, it was similar... I expected little but felt like if it had been SO great for me, it’d be awesome to help even just one other person in the same way. -
It turns out I not only LOVE what I do and get to help a whole bunch of people in meaningful ways, but that coaching has given to me in ways I never expected
...like these friendships with truly beautiful people. We would never have become close (most of us wouldn’t have even met), but here we are. -
And we get to celebrate another baby in our crew on top of it all 💙
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“Mothers of today have no greater opportunity and no more serious challenge than to do all they can to strengthen the home.” —L. Tom Perry
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“The joy of motherhood comes in moments. … Families need unstructured time when relationships can deepen and real parenting can take place. Take time to listen, to laugh, and to play together.” —M. Russell Ballard
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2 years ago today I became a dad... I can’t claim To be the best dad in the world or that I know everything there is to know about fatherhood but what I can say is that I’ve put my girls first in everything and that I’ve loved as hard as I possibly could every day since then and that keeps me on my toes and leads me to constantly look for ways to showing that love.
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Lord give me strength 🙏🏻 I need advice Mumma’s! Is anyone else’s kid an absolute nightmare at play dates?! Hanging out with other mums and their kids has been giving me anxiety since Max turned 2. He plays well with kids at daycare but when he’s with me, playing at our place with his toys or friends places and their toys he is an absolute punish. He won’t share, he has to be sitting on me, he cries if a toy is taken from him and today even screamed when being spoken to by his little mate. AND GOD FORBID anyone touches his Lighting McQueen car!! Given his leg is in a cast and he has been more sensitive of late, i am trying to cut him some slack but F ME! 🙉 Thinking about dealing with this and a new baby is making me worry 😵Is this just a phase that will pass?! Weirdest part is when we leave all he does is happily chats away about how much fun he’s just had?! 🙈🤦🏼♀️🤪 Meanwhile Im rocking in the corner vowing never to leave the house again!
Any tips or podcast suggestions for dealing with this kind of behaviour would be kindly appreciated! I don’t want to be house bound with Max and a newborn for all of eternity 🙉🤣