One of the things my kids look forward to the most is opening the box of Christmas decorations that contains our nativity set. Before you start to assume that my kids are well behaved enough to be trusted around breakable things, you should know that our nativity set includes plastic Little People instead of ceramic figures, and it’s been one of the best holiday purchases we have ever made. Instead of spending the holiday season nagging the kids to stay away from the nativity set because it’s breakable, we can encourage them to actually touch it and take the opportunity to focus on the real story of Christmas by incorporating it into their play.
Do you have a strong-willed child?
Kids definitely come with their own little (or big) personalities. When my oldest, who is as mellow as they come, was born, I thought I had this motherhood thing down.
Then my other kids were born and I realized he was a fluke. A very pleasant fluke, but still a fluke.
Each of my other kids have been as strong-willed as they come. Being strong-willed can be a huge asset to kids, especially in today’s world. As a mom, it takes a bit more creativity just to get everyone through the day.
These days, with 3 kids 4 and under (including twin toddlers), my days are a very fine balance between letting my girls make their own decisions and trying to stand my ground so they don’t walk all over me.
How do you parent a strong-willed child? Carefully. Very carefully.
Masha and the Bear is a charming little animated Russian show that features a curious little girl and her friend, the bear.
This 3D animated family show has more than 20 billion views overall* on YouTube worldwide, is seen in almost every country and has been translated into more than 25 different languages.
The world today needs independent thinkers.
I have to admit though, I laugh a little bit when I hear that term. My kids were born independent. They needed no encouragement in that area. From the very beginning they have wanted to follow their own path, and as a mom, I look at it as my job to encourage that.
Are you planning a holiday party this year?
It’s so fun to get together with family and friends but it can definitely be challenging putting everything together.
The last time I threw a party I needed a week to recover, so I definitely get that the process can be a bit overwhelming.
I may not be able to show up and help you clean your house or plan your menu for you (although wouldn’t that be nice?), but I do have a fantastic tip to help you simplify the invitations.
Have you heard of Punchbowl?