Wednesday, December 27

3 Simple Resolutions All Moms Should Make In The New Year


A new year is always a great time to put plans and goals into action. I personally like to make resolutions for different areas of my life, home, business, personal, etc. I wanted to share a few simple resolutions that I think all moms should make in the new year.


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1. Plan a day or a few days to unplug from social media and the internet. Take this time for extra bonding with your children. There are many things that you can do for yourself during your social media detox, journal, take a yoga class, catch up on your reading or podcasts. You can also use this time to give your children extra special attention, plan a picnic or a trip to the playground, actively listen to your children when they talk, play board games, binge watch Netflix, or enjoy a lazy day.

2. Read a few parenting books this year. I love reading but lately I have only been reading novels. This year, I'd like to squeeze in a few parenting books. The books I'm reading this year are
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will TalkNo Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame, and The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively.




3. Practice peaceful parenting. I like to consider myself to be a gentle/peaceful parent but there is always room for improvement. My little lady is 4 now and is discovering her own voice, having an opinion about everything, and wanting to do the opposite of what I am asking her to do. This can sometimes be frustrating, so I would like to practice responding to my child instead of reacting, reduce my use of the word "no", and overall being more attentive. If you would like peaceful/gentle parenting inspiration, follow along here: Peaceful, Gentle Childhood.

What parenting resolutions are you making for this year? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.
April K.
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Friday, December 8

11 Festive Winter Books for Kids!

It's almost winter and Atlanta is getting its first snow of the season!! This is super exciting for us because we don't get very much snow if any and this is Ava's first time seeing and being able to play in the snow. I thought it would be fun to mention the books in our home collection that we are snuggling up with this winter. Check them out below!

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1.   My First Kwanzaa (My First Holiday) - This author write amazing books with lots of diversity. The pictures are beautiful and the book explains Kwanzaa very well.
2. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas - This is a favorite of ours, Ava likes when I sing the rhyme in the book lol. I lucked up and found this book at Goodwill.
3. The Story of Hanukkah

 
  
4. The Snowy Day - This is a favorite of ours. Ava loves to read this book and watch the movie on Amazon Prime TV.
5. Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)
6. Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter
7. Merry Christmas, Little Critter!


 
 
8. Snowball Soup (Little Critter, My First I Can Read)
9. My First Kwanzaa Book - This was also my book as a child and Ava loves looking at the colorful pictures.
10. Merry Christmas Mom and Dad
11. Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah

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Add these books to your winter reading list, they are super fun to read. I would like to pick up more books about different holidays celebrated in December to our collection. Do you have any recommendations? What books are you reading this winter? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

April K.
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