What do we usually do when we fail at something we attempt? My instinct is to judge myself and kinda punish if possible. Why is it so? Because, I believe, I was raised like this – if I fail at something I need to achieve, it’s bad, it’s no good. That’s it. I see this also as a quite common point of view around me. I want to challenge you today … Read more How To Transform Failing Into Success
Have you ever asked your self this questions? “What I am really doing things for?” Have you asked yourself this question often enough? I didn’t. I still don’t. Sometime I get so busy being busy I forget my core values, my meaning of life, what I am really trying to achieve… Good example could be doing long hours at work, so we can get our family more of things what … Read more What Are We Really Doing Things For?
I would like to think that I am not a very judgemental person. Although when it comes to parents, feeding their kids junk, I flip out! I know that they probably don’t even know what is in those cheerios, or gummy bears, but it still makes me “tick”. Not so long ago, we had lunch in a toddler friendly cafe. While Liucija was playing, I have noticed twin boys, they were playing … Read more Stop loading Your kids with crap!
So You have been amazing mom, patient, gentle, took the “yell free year” challenge, tried to squeeze in some “adults only” time with your other half, done some yoga and a lot of messy play. You tried every breathing technique, every gentle parenting advice there is, but it’s still not working! And you find yourself hiding in a bath, sobbing, because being a mom is a job that you would … Read more On a verge of a nervous breakdown? What to do now?
Almost every single time Liucija had a meltdown over a silly thing that she couldn’t have, I thought to myself: “What have I done wrong? Why is she doing this to me? Why did I deserve this behaviour???” I thought that I made a mistake somewhere along the path of raising her, so that she acts up now, or that someone punished me with such a strong willed child. The truth … Read more It is NOT personal!
Just after You announce Your pregnancy everyone seems to want to be involved in it. What pushchair/ sling to buy, where to put baby to sleep, how to keep marriage life spicy, what to do, what not to do when baby cries and so on. When some of the advise I had when I was pregnant first time around, most of them were useless and some even harmful. But in the … Read more What everyone should know before having children!
I have planned to breastfeed Gabriel since he was just a thought, not even a fetus, so I learned and read about breastfeeding and all the issues and problems that may come with it. With Liucija I struggled a lot, as I had no previous experience, nor I had support. That led me to messing up my supply and weaning her at 4 month. I thought this time around I will … Read more How to survive food allergies while breastfeeding!
Just as Liucija hit 18 months old mark, our previously, quite and peaceful life became very noisy and full of tantrums. I resisted, I was angry, I caved in and in the end I gave up and just allowed her to be what she wanted to be. As tantrums got more intense and more frequent I started to look around for more information and there are many great sources out … Read more 3 Ways To Calm Down a Toddler
Photo by Justas Serstkovas When it comes to breastfeeding, there are many myths and concerns about milk supply. Let me just say that in most cases supply for your baby is just fine, it’s super rare to actually have very low or no supply at all. In the mean time, if you feel your supply dipping down a bit, drink more fluids and try these foods: 1. Oats ,- have been … Read more 7 Best Foods For Breastfeeding
The number one excuse I hear from almost every mom is “I don’t have time”. And let me get this straight, You can’t have more or less time. You ALWAYS have 24 hours in a day! HowYou use it is yet another topic! Children take a lot of attention and care, leaving mums with little bit left for themselves. For instance I have a toddler who won’t play alone for more … Read more 3 Time Wasting Habits Many Mums Have