Why Kids Need Minimalism by Denaye Barahona
I loved this so much and agree with it on every level. I’m still working on the snack issue though…
32 Ways to Savor Your Kids While You Have Them by Erica Layne
Some days feel like they will never end, but then I look at my kids and feel like they are so grown up. I love these suggestions to be present and to pay attention to the little things more often.
Encouragement for the Little Years by Bethany Douglass
This is a blog about homeschooling, but I love the suggestions for child-directed play and getting through the day with small children.
“Don’t worry about what you will do or how you will make it through tomorrow”. Easier said than done.
How to Be a Quiet Adult: Five Tips to Encourage Child-Directed Play by Screen-Free Dad
“Here’s a parenting strategy any adult can get on board with: make yourself less interesting than your children’s play.” YES!!
So You’ve Tried to Stop Yelling, But Have You Tried This? by Rachel Stafford
A while back, I participated in the 30 Day No Yelling Challenge. It went surprisingly well and I would say overall I am much more mindful of my temper and my tone. That said, I still find myself raising my voice more than I would like.
This is the perfect reminder to reset and keep trying.