I’m done breastfeeding my babies, so this is what I think about breastfeeding now.
Moms experience PPD, and it’s OK. Ladies, we are hard enough on ourselves! Mommy guilt is pervasive. I would like this blog to help the mom sitting at home with her new baby (or 11 month old) or pregnant with a baby right now (yes, PPD can show up before the baby arrives!) feeling like something is just not right. You are not alone.
I often hear, “Well you are lucky, you have easy kids.” I think there’s more to it than luck, it’s where I set my expectations and I look for the positive in every situation. I also try to tune in to what my kids needs are and what they are trying to communicate. Every baby has their own way of telling you what they want and what works for them.
Positive parenting has provided me with the skills to discipline and reward good behavior for my three young children without getting upset or frustrated. There are only 2 tools I use in my parenting toolbox and they are incredibly effective and magical! I never yell, threaten, or bribe and my toddlers are well-behaved!
My girls are “good eaters” in the sense they eat a large variety of food. They are fruit and veggie lovers and if there is a food they initially cringe at, nine times out of ten, I can persuade them to at least taste it… There is no magic to this, and I certainly do not pretend to know it all. I just know what works well for me and after being told “Wow, your girls eat everything” so many times, I figure it was time to share what has worked so well for us.
I know I am not a perfect eater and I do not create the perfect home eating environment…Overall, this is just about enjoying life with my kids and food is a big source of enjoyment and family time in my home… this is where I share my secrets to help your toddler eat healthy foods too.