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Yesterday I was a mean mom. I’ve been thinking, praying and reading about the new generation we as parents are raising, and to be real I feel like many of our kids are super entitled (mine included). My kids run the house, the schedule, the chores. It goes from “get my juice” to “I don’t want to nap”, and “please & thank you” became words for manipulating. I don’t like it! So yesterday I decided to change, and now mom is the boss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ Do you want juice? Find your cup and bring it to me so I can fill it up. I’m no longer walking around the house to find all the sippy cups we used today so I can wash it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ You are not tired? Really?? Because all the whining sure sounds like you haven’t slept in days! Just to be sure you must lay down in your bed for 15 minutes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ You are hungry but don’t want to eat any of the 45 options I offered? It looks like you are out of luck! I will make your plate and if you are hungry you can eat what is on it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This all sounds so mean right now but I guarantee this was how most of us and our parents were raised. This madness have to stop! We are supposed to lead our kids with love and servitude, but we must teach them that they are entitled to nothing. I’m motivated to add small changes to our routine to help my kids grow to be better adults. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anyone else struggle with this?? What have/haven’t work with you before?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Earliest memories ..What’s yours?  I think this is Esmé’s earliest memory .. Whenever she sees images of Venice wether on a billboard, or a magazine she always says “we did that” .. This was our honeymoon.. I couldn’t bring myself to leave her at home .. So it kind of became a family moon 😂.. and the whole time Shaun and I said we should have just went on our own .. but looking back now it’s so sweet that she remembers this 💜
R U C O L A I J S: “papa, mama! Dit is rucola-ijs! Nou, eigenlijk weet ik niet wat het is..” mama proeft even, het is citroen-ijs, maar rucola-ijs klinkt echt veel leuker! #diehoudenweerin #grapjas #zoeendagdus
This book arrived the other day and is a bit of a game changer 👏. Who knew toddlers were such complex little beings?! Some really great ideas for age-specific activities and how to lay out your house to make life easier for everyone.  Oh, and how cute is this vintage truck that little dude just claimed from his papa after a trip to the in-laws? 😍 #themontessoritoddler #montessoritoddler #montessori #montessoriactivities #woodentoys #traditionalwoodentoys #traditionaltoys #passeddownthroughgenerations #toddlerlife #letthembelittle #learningthroughplay #mustread #parentingreads
We often want to know why our kids are so upset by seemingly little things.  These are only pretexts to cleanse what is stored beneath.  When we start to ask ‘why’ they are upset or give reasons or solutions to the situation.  We actually bring be cleansing process to a halt! When we slow down remind ourselves that our children are good and know what to do we can then just listen without rushing in. By being present with very little words you allow the feelings to bubble up to the surface and heal.  I often think of it like if they were sick and vomiting. In the midst of it you wouldn’t ask why are you vomiting or say here eat this it will help.  Your first point of call would be to go over beside them with the bucket and show them you are there. Rub their back, tell them it’s ok sweetie I’m here and then only once they settled would you then offer something small ‘would you like some water?’ Try this approach the next time you are in the midst of their emotional release. No matter their age you can go to them, make contact, maybe rub their back or just sit beside them and say only a few words like ‘I’m here sweetie’ and listen to what comes up and see what happens next ❤️❤️
How sweet are these little ladies in their adorable headbands! Those little tongues sticking out make me smile every time I see this picture 💕
Aubrey’s 4th birthday party 💖 •
• Her face says it all! And we’d do it all again! She absolutely loved her party with @magicalmemoriesgy Elsa & Olaf and all her friends and family 💖 She told us she’s so lucky to have a party 😩 the three of them all came home and HAD to open her presents too she got so many lovely presents 😍💖 •
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We found bumble bee in the garden 💕
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Be a mermaid and make waves! 
Reis and her 4 year old birthday theme ❤️
These are the days I want to hold onto forever. The days where you sleep with your favorite toy car and never let it out of your sight the moment you open your eyes. The days where all you want is mama, all damn day long. The days where trips to the grocery store, rocks, spider-man and your dad chasing after you completely light you up. The days where you find comfort in my arms and I find comfort in your wholehearted love. You’ll never understand how much my broken pieces needed you. These are the days. .
Eli’s insanely adorable Rowan Romper is from @sorastreetboutique 
Use the code SORALOVE for 15% off of your purchase.
Just loving this tee and rascal pants on Emalee. 
Go check out @littlestylercollection to get yours (colours can be changed on words and tees/jumpers), (use discount code STYLEREMALEE at checkout).
Hot pink butterfly bow from @hunillie (use discount code FRIENDSFAM10  at checkout and say Emalee sent you)
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Who is your favourite super-hero- Has it changed since you were a child? A fascination with the concept of super-powers and their potential to shape our world for better or worse often  accompanies us as children and adults. So often in life, we feel powerless, stuck and a little small. Superheroes offer this fantasy of that changing through a character, the classic tale of the impossible becoming possible. This theme of good vs evil pops up both in child and adult versions of superhero stories, the characters offering an opportunity to consider moral conflicts and complexities and some of the bigger themes of life. Superheroes are one of my favourite themes to bring into art making, it can be stretched and tugged at to explore identity, hope and moral compass. Perfect for little hearts that are learning.
Love this family! ❤️
On my to-do every day when witching hour hits:  get the babe slinging, crank the music and Dance Party! ⁣
@cammiann loving all the natural light flooding in and how your girl gazes at her mama 🥰⁣
#ringsling ⁣
#reddingbabysage ⁣