A Healthy Little Note: Issue #30
In case you're looking for something to do today while your little one is off for Martin Luther King Jr. day, perhaps head to the book store or library to read up on why he's so important with them.
Instilling these values early on will definitely help build good character.
This week's newsletter starts of with some great books to read to your kids about Martin Luther King Jr., an article about how we often feel like we "should" be doing something other than what we are doing... ya know the guilt, an article on ways you can easily cherish and store those precious keepsakes of your little one, and how to juggle life with two under two!
So let's get started...
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1. I HAVE A DREAM ...
It's always nice to read up on some MLK history with your little one and start educating them early on.
When my son came home from school this week and said he wanted to be president of boys and girls being nice to each other because Martin Luther King Jr. was president of black and white people getting along, I thought he had great inference for an almost 7-year-old who is starting to witness a gender divide in school.
On that note, here is Barnes and Nobles list of books on Martin Luther King Jr. and another great list from HuffPost that you can read with your kids. Let me know what your kids decide to be president of!
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2. A CASE OF THE "SHOULDS"...
I don't know about you, but as a parent I often feel like I "should" be doing more or better or?? Even the simplest thing of enjoying lunch with a friend when I "should" be working or "should" with my kids is just sometimes hard to really fully enjoy. The guilt is just there.
From the working parent guilt to the trying be perfect (not-so-perfect) parent guilt, this HuffPost article breaks down this all too common experience of "shoulds" and provides tips on how to combat it. Easier said than done, but it helps.
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3. HOLD ON TIGHT ...
Better yet, get some great ways to preserve those memories! As the good ole saying goes, 'The days are long, but the years are short!' And before your know it you'll be saying, "where did my little baby go?!?"
Well, if you're looking for ways to keep your little one's cherished memories near and dear, I have a great article for you from What's Up Moms that gives you the 411 on becoming that crafty scrapbooking type without the scrapbooking and without needing to be crafty!
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4. TWO UNDER TWO?
I did it. My littles are 21 months apart. I survived those early years. Was it hard? No doubt! Did I cry a lot? Most definitely! A day in the life would show me nursing my newborn while making breakfast for my toddler.
So, how can you handle two sets of needs at once, exhaustion, or needing to go to the grocery store? Well, this great article from Parents will help you navigate some of these real-life situations with real-mom solutions.
Ya know, when your toddler is having a massive meltdown and your newborn is colicky and won't let you put them down!
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Have questions on navigating these early years whether it's sleep (or lack thereof) or those massive meltdowns? Don't worry, I've got ya - go here to schedule a FREE 15-minute call with me and we can chat about it!
Or, just reply to this email with any questions you have, and I'll be happy to answer.
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Well, that's it for this issue!
Hope you enjoyed it, and I'd LOVE if you shared it with your friends on social media or spread the word on the local Mommy gossip circuit - thanks!
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